Recent scholarship in media psychology has refocused its attention on digital entertainment narratives, from examinations of harmful effects to explorations of meaningful experiences. This chapter overviews the myriad of audience responses that reflect non-hedonic gratifications, including engagement and self-transcendent experiences, noting the host of digital media content that may facilitate these experiences. Challenges and future directions are discussed.
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- Arts and Humanities(all)