Let’s talk about Voldemort: A quantitative view of how subordinate words are implicit to fear

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Adams, Leanne
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The current study is an exploratory analysis of whether subordinate words are implicit to fear. Furthermore, the study examines Empathy, Imagination, Gender and nationality on Distress levels. 120 Participants from the general public were reached through social media using convenience sampling for this quantitative analysis. Through Microsoft forms, the survey consists of Ambiguous statements and psychometric measures; Subjective Relaxation and Distress scale and Interpersonal Reactivity Index. For the main aim of the study, a repeated measure Anova was conducted and revealed that subordinate words are not implicit to fear. However, further analysis revealed significance of gender and nationality differences within the cohort. The current study offers direction to future research.