Meaningful Responses to Narrative Digital Media: Research from a Media Psychology Perspective

Mary Beth Oliver, Ryan Ruiyang Tan, Olivia S. Reed

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Empirical Literary Studies
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783110645958
ISBN (Print)9783110626582
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities

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