Most of the inhabitants of the globe were waiting for December 21, if not with fear, then, at least, with interest. All were interested in the same question: what will happen? But, fortunately, nothing happened.
However, according to psychologists, the hype around the Apocalypse will have consequences, writes Live Science.
According to Stephen Kenta from the University of Alberta, predictions like these, can only be done by charismatic leaders who, as a rule, are associated with sects. If the prediction was wrong, then the reaction of someone who has already prepared for the end of the world is unpredictable.
It also happens that the belief that it will happen, it becomes even more powerful. A striking example can serve as a preacher Harold Camping, who first predicted the onset of Yom Kippur in 1994. When that failed, he moved it to 2011. When this prediction was wrong, the preacher made the statement that the end of the world will indeed come in the next few months. And finally, Camping admitted his wrong.
But the version of may the end of the world is slightly different, because, basically, the noise swelled on the Internet. It included different scenarios of the Apocalypse, and in this case, no one can be accused of wrong prediction. This factor may affect the emergence of some problems psychological problems in some people. This will help them to experience the support of family and friends.
Those who remained alone with the problem, were included in the risk group. Their problems stem from their relationship to death and the end of the world could be rid of the constant thinking about it.