The Influences of the Relationship between Primary and Secondary Process Content on Aesthetic Success in Novels

  title={The Influences of the Relationship between Primary and Secondary Process Content on Aesthetic Success in Novels},
  author={Michael Scherer},
  journal={Empirical Studies of the Arts},
  pages={159 - 172}
  • Michael Scherer
  • Published 1 July 1994
  • Psychology
  • Empirical Studies of the Arts
Previous studies have indicated that primary and secondary process content, two processes theorized to play an important role in the creation of an artistic work and of which some residue is thought to reside within the creative product itself, are related to an audience's reception of the creative work. This study examined the relationship between primary and secondary process content and aesthetic success in bestselling and non-bestselling fiction literature. Bestselling and non-bestselling… 
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