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dc.contributor.authorWattam, Tori
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-10T15:08:52Z
dc.date.available2021-09-10T15:08:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/15151
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has found a significant positive relationship between psychopathic traits and fear enjoyment (Book et al., 2020; Hosker-Field et al., 2016a). Because enjoyment of fear may be contingent on not feeling like one is actually in danger (Hitchcock, 1949), the current study investigated whether a sense of invincibility could explain the relationship between psychopathy and fear enjoyment. Participants included two online samples, one from two universities, and one from MTURK (Total N = 825). Participants viewed exciting and fear-inducing videos and completed affective appraisals for each video. As expected, psychopathic traits were associated with less negative and more positive responses to the fear-inducing video. Also as expected, invincibility partially explained the relationship between psychopathy and fear enjoyment. Mediation analyses confirmed a significant indirect effect for negative (but not positive) ratings of the fear-inducing video. The results of the current study supply further support for the Fear Enjoyment Hypothesis (Hosker-Field et al., 2016a) and support invincibility as one possible mechanism of the relationship between psychopathy and fear enjoyment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectPsychopathyen_US
dc.subjectFearen_US
dc.subjectInvincibilityen_US
dc.subjectSubjective Appraisalen_US
dc.subjectFear Enjoymenten_US
dc.titlePsychopathy and Fear Enjoyment: The Role of Invincibilityen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-10T15:08:53Z


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