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Measuring Narrative Engagement
Research indicates that the extent to which one becomes engaged, transported, or immersed in a narrative influences the narrative's potential to affect subsequent story-related attitudes and beliefs.Expand
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Fictionality and Perceived Realism in Experiencing Stories: A Model of Narrative Comprehension and Engagement
This article offers a theoretical framework to explain circumstances under which perceptions of “unrealness” affect engagement in narratives and subsequent perceived realism judgments. A mentalExpand
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Transportation and Transportability in the Cultivation of Genre-Consistent Attitudes and Estimates
The concept of transportation into narrative (Green & Brock, 2002) is used to gain new insights into cultivation processes. A theoretical framework is developed where cultivation is seen as theExpand
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Television Exposure, Perceived Realism, and Exemplar Accessibility in the Social Judgment Process
This article explores the role of exemplar accessibility in Shrum's (1996) heuristic processing model of cultivation effects. Specifically, the study tested whether television exposure and perceivedExpand
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Enjoyment of films as a function of narrative experience, perceived realism and transportability
Abstract This study investigates the relations between narrative experiences (transportation, identification, immersion and telepresence) and film enjoyment, and explores the possibility thatExpand
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Media Exposure and Exemplar Accessibility
This study investigated the relation between television exposure and the ease with which individuals can retrieve examples of social events. Ninety-six college students were prompted to think ofExpand
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The Nature of Television Realism Judgments: A Reevaluation of Their Conceptualization and Measurement
In this article, we review previous conceptualizations of perceived reality judgments of television content. We argue that the perceived reality literature suffers from conceptual inconsistenciesExpand
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Television Exposure, Parents' Precautionary Warnings, and Young Adults' Perceptions of Crime
Crime-related television viewing may influence not only the viewer but also individuals with whom the viewer communicates. Expand
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Television Viewing and Perceptions About Race Differences in Socioeconomic Success
Content analyses indicate two predominant portrayals of African Americans in U.S. television: comfortable and successful, or unemployed and criminal. It is argued that this dichotomized presentationExpand
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