Investigating the Influence of Movie Genre on Mood Using Nonparametric Methods


There has been several studies related to investigating the relation of mood and personality with entertainment domain for various reasons. Recent studies with the help of huge number of data made it possible to have a better understanding of mood regulation and how it is influenced by the entertainment industry. Although the recent studies were promising, there exist many vague and unknown aspects to shed light on. In the present study, nonparametric methods were used to investigate the influence of watching specific movie genres (horror, comedy, and romance) on mood from a filled questionnaire of 30 participants. In addition, the relation of the personality types of these participants with movie genre preferences was analyzed using a nonparametric method. The results revealed that: 1) There is a significant evidence that watching a particular movie can influences some mood components; 2) There was enough evidence to conclude that Conscientiousness and Openness personality traits can be predicted by Romance genre movies with certain confidence levels, but there was not enough evidence to find any particular relation between other personality traits with any movie genres; 3) There are evidences that watching movies can be used as a part of psychotherapy technique to treat mood disorders, and not all movie genres are suitable for people who are suffering from mood disorders.

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Mani Mehraei, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

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Conference: ACP2022
Stream: Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology

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Mehraei M. (2022) Investigating the Influence of Movie Genre on Mood Using Nonparametric Methods ISSN: 2187-4743 – The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2022 Official Conference Proceedings
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