Why Bans And Warnings Always Backfire

Which is more intriguing: a documentary TV show, or a documentary TV show that starts with a warning of "Viewer Discretion Advised"? Chances are, it's the show with the warning. Same goes for reading books that have been banned—people can't seem to resist doing the things they're warned not to. But why? Explore the science behind our urge to break rules in the video below.

You Aren't Supposed To Watch This

Why does that just make you want to watch it more?

Are Rated-R Movies Really That Terrible For Kids?

PG-13 aren't so great either.

Written by Curiosity Staff February 10, 2017

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