facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Movies: Not what you watch, but with whom

Dec. 13, 2010 at 1:22 AM   |   Comments

MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say college students may not like a movie with sexual content -- if they watch it with their parents.

Researchers at Kansas State University in Manhattan say among the factors affecting movie-watching enjoyment is one's movie-watching companions.

The study, published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, indicates companions -- including parents or a first date -- help determine how much viewers enjoy a particular film.

"Although watching a comedy with a lot of sexual banter and raunchy language might normally elicit amusement and general positive affect in many young adults, these responses may be overridden by concern over the presence of young children as co-viewers," study lead author Richard Harris says in a statement.

Harris and colleagues asked over 335 undergraduates at a large Midwestern university 11 questions related to past movie-viewing experiences. In part two of the study, the researchers noted how students viewing movies responded to a high level of discomfort.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste
2
Study: too many kids taking antibiotics Study: too many kids taking antibiotics
3
Research links sugar subtitutes to obesity Research links sugar subtitutes to obesity
4
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
5
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95 Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback