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Psychology of Entertainment

ISBN-10: 0805852387
ISBN-13: 9780805852387
Edition: 2006
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Description: This comprehensive and cutting-edge volume defines entertainment studies and provides a theoretical spine for future research. For scholars/researchers/students in media studies and mass communication, psychology, marketing, etc.

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Book details

List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244

This comprehensive and cutting-edge volume defines entertainment studies and provides a theoretical spine for future research. For scholars/researchers/students in media studies and mass communication, psychology, marketing, etc.

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Preface
List of Contributors
Preparation and Reception Processes
Motivation
Selective Exposure Processes
Attention and Television
Perception
Comprehension and Memory
Media Information Processing
Reaction Processes
Fantasy and Imagination
Attribution and Entertainment: It's Not Who Dunnit, it's Why
The Psychology of Disposition-Based Theories of Media Enjoyment
Empathy: Affective Reactivity to Others' Emotional Experiences
Audience Identification with Media Characters
Involvement
Dramaturgy for Emotions from Fictional Narration
Mood Management: Theory, Evidence, and Advancements
Social Identity Theory
Equity and Justice
Parasocial Interactions and Relationships
Why Horror Doesn't Die: The Enduring and Paradoxical Effects of Frightening Entertainment
Personality
Emotion and Cognition in Entertainment
Application of Psychological Theories and Models to Entertainment Theory
Sensation Seeking in Entertainment
(Subjective) Well-Being
Catharsis as a Moral Form of Entertainment
An Evolutionary Perspective on Entertainment
Author Index
Subject Index

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