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Associations between fiction media and genre engagement, and empathic traits

Turner, Rose (2018) Associations between fiction media and genre engagement, and empathic traits. In: International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, 25 July - 28 July 2018, Stavanger, Norway.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Turner, Rose

Studies have supported the view that fiction can enhance empathic abilities. How far associations hold across media and genres remains unclear. This study took a multidimensional approach to fiction and empathic traits. It aimed to replicate findings that fiction-exposure correlates with empathic understanding (e.g., Mar et al., 2006), and examine relationships between media and genre, and empathic traits. Participants completed a multidimensional measure of fiction media-exposure and answered questions about fiction-engagement and empathic traits. Controlling for demographic variables, fiction-exposure positively predicted tendencies to become absorbed in narratives and behave altruistically. Formats that promote active engagement may particularly benefit empathic development.

Official Website: http://igel2018.no/program/
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Fiction, media, empathy
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 28 July 2018
Event Location: Stavanger, Norway
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2020 14:52
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 14:52
Item ID: 15529
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/15529

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