Jung Yul Kwon et al, How Will We React to the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life?, Frontiers in Psychology (2018). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02308 https://phys.org/news/2018-02-humans-react-pretty-news-alien.html#jCp Answer: probably well (this is a limited pilot study) The pilot study analyzed news scientific reports (with software), and gave questionnaires to study subjects after reading some specially chosen reports as well. You are best advised to read the phys.org link first before generating conclusions. Limited study. This is in the discussion forum, PF does not really have a section or good support for Psychology.