Arienne Ferchaud

Arienne Ferchaud
Florida State University | FSU · School of Communication

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Publications (12)
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This study examines how playing a video game featuring a player-character with mental illness can positively impact mental illness stigma. We hypothesized that interactive gameplay would positively predict transportation into the story world. Then, transportation would predict identification with the main character. This identification should then...
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This mixed-methods study examined users' information behavior and their perceptions of copresence on Twitch.tv, where millions of people come together live every day to stream, interact, and make their own entertainment. Human information theory model and social identity theory constituted the theoretical framework for this research. Studying topic...
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This study adds to existing research on liking of anti-heroes by demonstrating the importance of perceived interaction and identification on character liking. Our first experiment used a televised series (House of Cards) as the narrative context, and the second study employed a written narrative. In both experiments, versions featuring the main cha...
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Media psychology literature suggests that both celebrity and peer endorsers can be effective in persuasion when taking certain bodily addressing styles but via different mechanisms. To understand the psychological mechanisms underlying audiences’ reactions toward print public service announcements (PSAs) and to design effective PSAs accordingly, we...
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This study examines the mediating role of identification in the relationship between gameplay point-of-view, gender-swapping, and enjoyment of the gaming experience, taking a multidimensional perspective of identification. In a 2 × 2 factorial experiment, we manipulated avatar point-of-view and gamer-avatar gender match and measured the influence o...
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This study seeks to analyze the relationships between content features, video attributes, and parasocial attributes – the characteristics that could lead to the creation of parasocial relationships—among the top most subscribed YouTube channels. A quantitative content analysis was utilized in order to explore the videos of the most popular YouTube...
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Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (Information Systems Division)
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The experience of media entertainment can be more than laughs and pleasure—it can also include moving, contemplative, and inspiring moments that are deeply appreciated. The experience of media appreciation encompasses a range of affective and cognitive responses reflecting gratifications associated with the consumption of meaningful entertainment,...

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