Spoilers don’t spoil stories. I think Jonathan Leavitt and Nicholas Christenfeld's contention that "Story Spoilers Don't Spoil Stories" is premature. According to a 2011 study published in Psychological Science, story spoilers don’t spoil stories. In all three story types, incorporating spoiler texts into stories had no effect on how much they were liked, ps > .4. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Spoiler alert: Spoilers don't ruin stories, after all Luke, I am your father! Psychological Science 2011 22: 9, 1152-1154 Download Citation. (Actually, that is the exact title of the study.) Question: Testing Whether Story Spoilers Spoil Stories A Story Spoiler Gives Away The Ending Early. Contrary to … Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, conducted three experiments with 12 short stories from authors such as John Updike, Agatha Christie, Roald Dahl, and Anton Chekhov. One version of each story was presented as-is, in the original format. According to research by UC San Diego psychology professor Nicholas Christenfeld, spoilers don’t ruin a story: They make you enjoy it even more. To date, there’s been only 1 experiment about spoilers (Story Spoilers Don’t Spoil Stories).Psychologists Jonathan D. Leavitt and Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld of the University of California, San Diego had 819 (176 male, 643 female) undergraduate students participate in an experiment in which they read 3 stories they had not read before. Another version had a spoiler … Subjects also did not indicate in their free responses that they found these altered beginnings out of place or jarring. One more spoiler: In the movie “The Usual Suspects,” Kevin Spacey is Keyser Söze. This story is going to be spoiled right from the beginning, but don’t worry. But we’re wrong and wasting our time, suggests a new experimental study from the University of California, San Diego. Researchers at UC San Diego are now claiming that they have evidence that spoilers enhance the reading experience by helping you enjoy stories more, but I don’t think they’re accounting for the full impact of spoilers. A Study1 Investigated This Question. Jonathan D. Leavitt and Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld. “I definitely think that most people don’t want to know the ending,” she says. Knowing how the story turns out, Goldstein says, allows her to relax into the story more and enjoy its finer points, like character and plot development. Fans will tell you that spoilers either ruin the experience or enhance it, but if you ask me it’s more complicated than that. Story Spoilers Don’t Spoil Stories. Does Having A Story Spoiled In This Way Diminish Suspense And Hurt Enjoyment? Knowing the twist in a movie, book or TV show doesn't spoil the experience, a new study shows. The stories were broken into three categories: ironic twist, mystery and literary. 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