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Old 07-12-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Was watching a game show this morning. Another lady got so excited she released an ear piercing high pitch scream. Anyone ever study why some people emit such screams when excited? Does it relate to the scream of alarm/fear some people make? Are such people more likely to freeze when in danger instead of respond to danger? And why scream as if in terror when actually excited and joyous?
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Was watching a game show this morning. Another lady got so excited she released an ear piercing high pitch scream. Anyone ever study why some people emit such screams when excited? Does it relate to the scream of alarm/fear some people make? Are such people more likely to freeze when in danger instead of respond to danger? And why scream as if in terror when actually excited and joyous?
Assuming this is a woman on the show and not in the room with you …

They really hype up the crowd on those shows, so that by the time a contestant gets to the point where they are playing, they can be pretty amped.

Add to that the adrenaline rush people get when they are on camera and winning .. you can get screaming.

IMHO adrenaline is the common denominator in all the scenarios you presented.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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Interesting question, and I can only guess at the answer. It reminded me of the hordes of teenage girls who used to scream and cry when they saw the Beatles or other boy bands, not just at concerts but also when the band members were passing by in a limo, getting off a plane or just walking in public. Some of the kids even fainted due to their hyper excitement. I was a teen then myself, and I never understood it. Do teens still do that?

Now I'm curious about this topic and also wonder whether any studies have been done on it.

OP, as far as contestants on game shows go, I'm guessing that the ones who scream as you described thrive on attention and are frequently overemotional. They know they are on camera and they are the sort of people show producers seek out. I'm interested to hear what others think about this; hope the thread takes off.

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Old 07-13-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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Interesting question, and I can only guess at the answer. It reminded me of the hordes of teenage girls who used to scream and cry when they saw the Beatles or other boy bands, not just at concerts but also when the band members were passing by in a limo, getting off a plane or just walking in public. Some of the kids even fainted due to their hyper excitement. I was a teen then myself, and I never understood it. Do teens still do that?

Now I'm curious about this topic and also wonder whether any studies have been done on it.

OP, as far as contestants on game shows go, I'm guessing that the ones who scream as you described thrive on attention and are frequently overemotional. They know they are on camera and they are the sort of people show producers seek out. I'm interested to hear what others think about this; hope the thread takes off.

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I thought the same back then! And I LIKE the Beatles.

Girls screamed and fainted before the Fab Four. Sinatra, for one. I wonder about that.
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:23 PM
 
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I always thought the producers told the contestants to scream and jump up and down and express excess emotions, so the show is more exciting to viewers.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:02 PM
 
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Go to YouTube and watch an episode of The Price is Right with Bob Barker from the 70s.

You'll be amazed at the difference in the way the audience and contestants conduct themselves. The audience will clap when someone wins and yell out "Yay"; and there is excitement but not to the extreme you'll see on today's shows.

The same excessive screaming and going nuts is typical on any game show and especially on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

It is completely overdone and very irritating. Thank goodness there's a Mute button on the remote!!

Why the switch? Have no idea, maybe it's a fad to go bonkers.

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Old 07-13-2019, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Was watching a game show this morning. Another lady got so excited she released an ear piercing high pitch scream. Anyone ever study why some people emit such screams when excited? Does it relate to the scream of alarm/fear some people make? Are such people more likely to freeze when in danger instead of respond to danger? And why scream as if in terror when actually excited and joyous?
I have no idea. I don’t hang around with children who always scream over stupid crap to know.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:18 PM
 
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marketing.
screams sell.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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Was watching a game show this morning. Another lady got so excited she released an ear piercing high pitch scream. Anyone ever study why some people emit such screams when excited? Does it relate to the scream of alarm/fear some people make? Are such people more likely to freeze when in danger instead of respond to danger? And why scream as if in terror when actually excited and joyous?
It's no longer the buttoned up, tempered demeanor of yore. We've gone from "The $64,000 question" to game shows where there's so much vocal energy that the microphones are clipping and the sound is distorting.

I'm seeing this type of behavior increase, like the audience at a Backstreet Boys concert. Not everyone, but I'd say "it seems like more people are open and loud about their feelings".
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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I always thought the producers told the contestants to scream and jump up and down and express excess emotions, so the show is more exciting to viewers.

They do. My cousin was on the Price is Right and he was told to act that way.
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