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Why people watch movies multiple times

Wednesday - Feb 15, 2012, 02:43pm (GMT+5.5)
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Why people watch movies multiple timesWashington -  Many people tend to re-read books, watch movies several times, or visit places again and again as they find that repeating experiences “reignites” their emotions, according to  a new study.

Through in-depth interviews with participants in the United States and New Zealand, the authors found an array of underlying reasons for re-consumption.

“Even though people are already familiar with the stories or the places, re-consuming brings new or renewed appreciation of both the object of consumption and their self,” authors Cristel  Antonia Russell (American University) and Sidney J. Levy (University of Arizona and Northwestern University) wrote.

“By doing it again, people get more out of it.”

Generally, people do it to enrich their emotional lives and increase self-knowledge.

“The re-experience allows them not only to refresh their memory of the past experience but the recollection is accompanied by the discovery of new details. Therefore, the experience is  different, even though it is repeated,” the authors explain.

Previous research has focused on the kinds of repeat experiences that are habitual, addictive, or ritualistic, not experiences that people actively and consciously choose to repeat.

In their study, the authors found a variety of motivations for re-consumption. Some participants desired to return to a former state and wanted to affirm—or sometimes invalidate—the  impression left by previous experiences.

Others wanted to refresh or reconstruct the memory, and some wanted to share the experience with new people.

Although some participants worried they would be considered odd for repeating consumption, many reported that repeat experiences led to heightened awareness and pleasure.

“Given the immense benefits for growth and self-reflexivity, re-consuming actually appears to offer many mental health benefits,” the authors wrote.

“People should not hesitate to go back and re-read or re-view what they have already done. A once in a lifetime experience can easily appeal to people again,” the authors added.

The study has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research.





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