Narrative processing of entertainment media and mental illness stigma.

  title={Narrative processing of entertainment media and mental illness stigma.},
  author={Nicole Mossing Caputo and Donna Rouner},
  journal={Health communication},
  volume={26 7},
This study examined the narrative effects of familiarity, transportation, whether a story is factual or fiction, and perceived realism on the stigmatizing behavior of social distancing behavior. A sample of N = 137 participants watched a commercial movie about mental illness. Genre was manipulated to determine whether fiction or nonfiction impacted social distancing behavior. Although there was no effect of the genre manipulation, transportation was found to have a relationship with social… CONTINUE READING

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