Exploring the paradox of sad-film enjoyment: The role of multiple appraisals and meta-appraisals

@inproceedings{Schramm2010ExploringTP,
  title={Exploring the paradox of sad-film enjoyment: The role of multiple appraisals and meta-appraisals},
  author={Holger Schramm and Werner Wirth},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract The paradox of sad-film enjoyment deals with the question of why people are able to feel entertained when watching a sad film that ends unhappily. Previous studies explored the fact that viewers, especially women and those with high empathy readiness, enjoy such films by appraising their sadness positively. This article integrates those meta-appraisals (by developing a state version of Oliver's Sad-Film Scale) with multiple appraisal processes on different situational references (media… CONTINUE READING

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