Cognitive and Imagery Attributes of Parasocial Relationships

  title={Cognitive and Imagery Attributes of Parasocial Relationships},
  author={T. Phillip Madison and Lance Porter},
  journal={Imagination, Cognition and Personality},
  pages={359 - 379}
In today’s rapidly changing “TV everywhere” environment of ubiquitous and always-connected screens, and instant social media interaction around and with complex and compelling television storylines and characters, perhaps it is time to take another look at media effects from a more social perspective. In this study, we provide that social perspective by examining imagined interactions, parasocial interactions (PSIs), and parasocial relationships (PSRs) as manifestations of intrapersonal… 

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