Ruining a good story: Cultivation, perceived realism and narrative

  title={Ruining a good story: Cultivation, perceived realism and narrative},
  author={Rick W. Busselle and Alina Ryabovolova and B. Wilson},
  • Rick W. Busselle, Alina Ryabovolova, B. Wilson
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Communications
  • Cultivation research has been criticized for failing to articulate underlying psychological processes and mechanisms. Research into viewers' perceptions of content realism has been implicated in the cultivation process, yet we know little about how viewers assess realism, especially while viewing. This article considers the role of perceived realism judgments in the cultivation process from a narrative perspective. It argues that cultivation research should refocus on the viewer's interaction… CONTINUE READING
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