The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media

The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media

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ISBN-13: 9781138191013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Katrin Döveling is Professor and Chair of Communication and Media Studies at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies, Technical University Dresden. She also holds an Assistant Professorship at the Free University of Berlin. Her research interests include media use and reception, media psychology and media sociology, and emotions engendered by diverse forms of mass media. Recently, she published on interpersonal communication and emotions, social appraisal, emotions in politics, and popular media formats.

Christian von Scheve is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Cluster of Excellence 'Languages of Emotion' and the Institute of Sociology, Free University of Berlin. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna and Fellow of the Research Group ‘Emotions as Bio-Cultural Processes’ at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University.

Elly A. Konijn is Senior Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Science, VU University Amsterdam. Recent publications include Mediated Interpersonal Communication (Routledge, 2008), alongside articles in Media Psychology, Pediatrics, Developmental Psychology, and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. She is (vice)chair of the Information System division of the International Communication Association, and editor of the journal Media Psychology.

Table of Contents

List of contributors viii

1 Emotions and mass media: an interdisciplinary approach Katrin Döveling Christian Von Scheve Elly A. Konijn 1

Part I Emotions and mass media: from motives and consequences to meanings and measurements 13

2 The descent of emotions in media: Darwinian perspectives Frank Schwab Clemens Schwender 15

3 From noise to nucleus: emotion as key construct in processing media messages Elly A. Konijn Jelte M. Ten Holt 37

4 Affective and emotional consequences of the mass media Christopher P. Barlett Douglas A. Gentile 60

5 The measurement of positive and negative affect in media research Annie Lang David R. Ewoldsen 79

Part II The entertaining experiences of emotions through mass media 99

6 Mechanisms of emotional reactivity to media entertainments Dolf Zillmann 101

7 Media-based emotional coping: examining the emotional benefits and pitfalls of media consumption Robin L. Nabi Jiyeon So Abby Prestin 116

8 Tragic and poignant entertainment: the gratifications of meaningfulness as emotional response Mary Beth Oliver Julia K. Woolley 134

9 Fear reactions and the mass media Joanne Cantor 148

10 Media enjoyment as a function of affective dispositions toward and moral judgment of characters Arthur A. Raney 166

Part III Mass media, politics, persuasion, and public emotions 179

11 Emotion, media, and the global village Ross Buck Stacie Renfro Powers 181

12 Nonverbal communication, emotion, and political evaluation Erik P. Bucy 195

13 Disaster news and public emotions Mervi Pantti 221

14 Emotion in persuasion and risk communication Monique M. Turner 237

15 Creating fear: transforming terrorist attacks into control and consumption David L. Altheide 259

Part IV Emotions beyond the message: features, forms, and functions 273

16 The influence of form and presentation attributes of media on emotion Benjamin H. Detenber Annie Lang 275

17 Effects of presentation and editing on emotional responses of viewers: the example of TV news Dagmar C. Unz 294

18 Visual emotions - emotional visuals: emotions, pathos formulae, and their relevance for communication research Marion G. Müller Arvid Kappas 310

19 Reactive and reflective responses to mass media Gerald C. Cupchik 332

Part V Emotions and next generation media 347

20 Using automated facial expression analysis for emotion and behavior prediction Sun Joo Ahn Jeremy Bailenson Jesse Fox Maria Jabon 349

21 Emotionally resonant media: advances in sensing, understanding, and influencing human emotion through interactive media Jonathan Gratch 370

22 Virtual interface agents that adapt to user emotion and interest Helmut Prendinger Mitsuru Ishizuka 388

Index 407

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