Parasocial Interaction With Liked, Neutral, and Disliked Characters on a Popular TV Series

  title={Parasocial Interaction With Liked, Neutral, and Disliked Characters on a Popular TV Series},
  author={Qing Tian and Cynthia A. Hoffner},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={250 - 269}
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