Long-Term Relations Among Prosocial-Media Use, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior

@article{Prot2014LongTermRA,
  title={Long-Term Relations Among Prosocial-Media Use, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior},
  author={Sara Prot and D. Gentile and C. Anderson and Kanae Suzuki and Edward Swing and K. Lim and Y. Horiuchi and Margareta Jeli{\'c} and B. Krah{\'e} and Wei Liu-qing and A. Liau and A. Khoo and P. Petrescu and A. Sakamoto and S. Tajima and R. Toma and W. Warburton and Xuemin Zhang and Ben C P Lam},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={358 - 368}
}
Despite recent growth of research on the effects of prosocial media, processes underlying these effects are not well understood. Two studies explored theoretically relevant mediators and moderators of the effects of prosocial media on helping. Study 1 examined associations among prosocial- and violent-media use, empathy, and helping in samples from seven countries. Prosocial-media use was positively associated with helping. This effect was mediated by empathy and was similar across cultures… Expand

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