In October 2022, the French student publication L’ecornifleur, published a piece on people’s reasons for sharing spoilers, featuring various spoiler experts including Benjamin Johnson and myself.
#SpoilTheConference: A decade of spoiler research
In March 2022, I was one of the keynote speakers at #SpoilTheConference, a multi-day conference on spoilers and entertainment media organized by the University of Zurich. My keynote, “Spoilers and the narrative experience: Lessons from Ten Years of Empirical Research” focused on what we know (and don’t know) about how spoilers impact the narrative experience…
Spoilers, Game of Thrones, and Avengers
In the past few months, the spoiler research carried out by Benjamin Johnson and myself has been featured in a number of publications. In August 2019, our research was featured on two local TV stations in Maine. You can find the stories here. In May 2019, Thrive featured our work in a story on spoiler…
Anecdotal: Anne Goodwin’s blog
Anne Goodwin published a piece on Benjamin Johnson and my work into spoilers and enjoyment. You can find the piece here.
Today Show: “Spoiler alert! Why some people want to know what happens next”
The Today Show posted an article describing my and Benjamin K. Johnson‘s research on personality traits, spoilers, and enjoyment.
Huffington Post: “People who hate spoilers might be deep thinkers”
The Huffington Post presented an overview of spoilers research to date, including an in-depth discussion of our research into need for cognition, need for affect, and the relationship between spoilers and enjoyment. The article can be found here.
Science of us: “If you hate spoilers, it may be because you’re soooo smart”
Science of Us discusses the contradictory research findings regarding the impact of spoilers and enjoyment, mentioning our research on personality traits and the relationship between spoilers and narrative experience. The article is here.
Convergence: “Enough with the spoiler alerts!”
Convergence published an article mentioned Benjamin Johnson and my recent publication on spoilers, enjoyment, and personality traits. The article can be found here.
Article in Dutch magazine “Kijk”: “Spoilers vergallen plezier”
The Dutch magazine “Kijk” devoted an article to our 2015 publication that replicated Leavitt and Christenfeld’s 2011 work and found that spoilers do impact enjoyment and transportation. The article (in Dutch) can be found here.