From Bridgerton to Pride & Prejudice: Why Period Dramas Soothe & Inspire

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Media can be a wonderful escape into another world. Period dramas, in particular, can be a satisfying form of “self-care” and you don’t have to be a huge fan to reap the psychological benefits.

  • Fiction lets us escape the stress of our current reality and explore new worlds
  • Our brains are soothed by pattern in stories

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge

Dr. Pamela Rutledge

Pamela Rutledge is a media psychologist, prof, writer, researcher & consultant, looking for the ‘why’ that drives media consumption, meaning & impact.