More than a Media Moment: The Influence of Televised Storylines on Viewers’ Attitudes toward Transgender People and Policies

@article{Gillig2018MoreTA,
  title={More than a Media Moment: The Influence of Televised Storylines on Viewers’ Attitudes toward Transgender People and Policies},
  author={Traci K. Gillig and Erica L. Rosenthal and Sheila T. Murphy and Kate Langrall Folb},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2018},
  volume={78},
  pages={515-527}
}
Numerous studies have demonstrated the power of entertainment narratives to influence attitudes and behaviors; fewer have examined the effects of TV portrayals on attitudes toward marginalized groups. The present study is among the first to explore how entertainment narratives depicting transgender individuals influence viewers’ attitudes toward transgender people and related policies. The study examines the impact of exposure to a TV storyline on Royal Pains (USA Network) and cumulative… 
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