Table of contents for Psychology of entertainment / edited by Jennings Bryant, Peter Vorderer.

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Contents
Preface 
List of Contributors 
I. Preparation and Reception Processes
1. Mitivation 
Peter Vorderer, Francis F. Steen, and Elaine Chan
2. Selective Exposure Processes 
Jennings Bryant and John Davies
3. Attention and Television 00
Daniet R. Anderson and Heather L. Kirkorian
4. Perception 
L. J. Shrum
5. Comprehension and Memory 
Richard Jackson Harris, Elizabeth Tait Cady, and Tuan
Quoc Tran
6. Media Information Processing 
Robert H. Wicks
II. Reaction Processes
7. Fantasy and Imagination 
Patti M. Valkenburg and Jochen Peter
8. Attribution and Entertainment: Its not who dunnit, its why 
Nancy Rhodes and James C. Hamilton
9. The Psychology of Disposition-Based Theories of Media Enjoyment 
Arthur A. Raney
10. Empathy: Affective Reactivity to Others¿ Emotional Experiences 
Dolf Zillmann
11. Audience Identification with Media Characters 
Jonathan Cohen
12. Involvement 
Werner Wirth
13. Dramaturgy for Emotions from Fictional Narration 
Dolf Zillmann
14. Mood Management: Theory, Evidence, and Advancements 
Silvia Knobloch
15. Social Identity Theory 
Sabine Trepte
16. Equity and Justice 
Manfred Schmitt and J¿ urgen Maes
17. Parasocial Interactions and Relationships 
Christoph Klimmt, Tilo Hartmann, and Holger Schramm
18. Why Horror Doesn¿t Die: The Enduring and Paradoxical Effects of
Frightening Entertainment 
Joanne Cantor
19. Personality 
Mary Beth Oliver, Jinhee Kim, and Meghan S. Sanders
20. Emotion and Cognition in Entertainment 
Dorina Miron
III. Application of Psychological
Theories and Models to Entertainment Theory
21. Sensation Seeking in Entertainment 
Marvin Zuckerman
22. (Subjective) Well-Being 
Margrit Schreier
23. Catharsis as a Moral Form of Entertainment 
Brigitte Scheele and Fletcher DuBois
24. An Evolutionary Perspective on Entertainment 
Peter Ohler and Gerhild Nieding
Index 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Performing arts -- Psychological aspects.