A Game of Thrones Quiz Is Helping Psychologists Learn More About How People Respond to Ethical Dilemmas


There are countless Game of Thrones personality quizzes on the internet that will tell you if you're a Cersei, a Daenerys, or a Jon Snow, but few have real social and behavioral science to back them up. A new quiz from TIME uses scientific data to match you with a main character on Game of Thrones, and with your consent, your answers can benefit the psychologists who helped create it.

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Fan Quiz is part of an ongoing effort from TIME "to bring scientific legitimacy to the weathered quiz format." The first step in building the survey was asking Game of Thrones fans to answer questions as they thought the characters would. The questions, compiled by a team of research psychologists, gauge qualities like leadership and self-esteem.

After collecting 1730 answered quizzes from 521 fans, the quiz makers were able to assign personality traits to five Game of Thrones characters: Cersei, Daenerys, Tyrion, Arya, and Jon Snow. According to the survey results, Cersei Lannister believes that everyone around her is inferior, and expects loyalty and admiration from them. Jon Snow, on the other hand, is one of the few main characters without an inflated sense of self-importance.

You can take TIME's quiz to see which character your personality most closely resembles. At the start of the quiz, you'll be asked to anonymously share your answers with the psychologists who designed the quiz to aid in their research. If you're uncomfortable with handing over your data, you can opt out of the project and proceed with the quiz normally.

The quiz, according to its creators, "is concerned with understanding how people view different ethical dilemmas and scenarios. Donating your data will greatly help us to explore this question."

This isn't TIME's first example of a pop culture personality quiz based on science. Earlier this year, they unveiled a similar project matching fans to characters from Harry Potter.

[h/t TIME]

The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

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Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’ll be able to get your fill of creepy content. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Hellraiser (1987)

Horror author Clive Barker made the move to feature directing with this tale of a man (Sean Chapman) who makes the grievous error of opening a portal to hell and proceeds to make his brother’s family targets of the sadistic Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). Don’t bother with the endless sequels; the original is the best (and goriest) of the lot.

2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Paranoia runs deep in this remake of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In the ‘70s iteration, Donald Sutherland plays a health inspector who can’t shake the feeling that people around him seem a little off. He soon grows wise to the reality that aliens are walking among us as virtual human replicas. Naturally, they’re not keen on being discovered.

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star as a couple living in a world terrorized by creatures that hunt by sound. Their largely-silent existence means every stray creak, cry, or noise threatens to expose them to the monsters—a danger that's only compounded when Blunt discovers she’s pregnant.

4. The Orphanage (2007)

A sense of dread looms over The Orphanage, a Spanish-language thriller with Belén Rueda as Laura, who returns to the child care facility that raised her so she can make a difference for a new generation of children. Strange things begin as soon as she arrives, with her son going missing and hints of unwelcome guests unraveling her nerves. It’s a film best not watched alone.

5. Event Horizon (1997)

If 1979’s Alien stirred your interest in space scares, Event Horizon might make for a worthwhile watch. After a spaceship presumed lost suddenly reappears, a crew of investigators (Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne) board to find answers.

6. Children of the Corn (1984)

A couple (Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton) passing through a small rural town find a lack of adult supervision curious—until the kids reveal themselves to be homicidal cult members. Based on a Stephen King short story.

7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi perfected “splatstick” horror in this cult classic about hapless boob Ash (Campbell) who escapes to a remote cabin retreat with girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) and unwittingly unleashes a cascade of evil. Though it’s more amusing than scary, Raimi’s inventive imagery is morbidly fascinating.

8. Child’s Play (1988)

Good mom Catherine Hicks buys a Good Guys doll for her son, Andy. Unfortunately, the doll—dubbed Chucky—has been possessed by the spirit of a serial killer (Brad Dourif) and proceeds to make young Andy’s life miserable, particularly after he discovers the kitchen cutlery.

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