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Engaging the world of psychology, culture, and media (traditional and new media) in innovative ways.
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Objective: With the global authoritarian drawbacks and emergence of dictatorship in the structural realist powers, the psychopathology of modern & contemporary cyber-based informatics penetrations with nuclear threat semantics is impacting global mental & psychological health, and especially for the LGBTQIA+ individuals. The research aims to mitiga...
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The article summarizes the neo-Nazist and fascist element of the "marriage law" construct of the PRC dictatorial regime with multilateralism and globalization. Albeit the politicization of sex, marriage, and family is non-gender-and-sexuality specific, its impact is asymmetric in gender & sexuality groups. Apart from some previous social surveys wh...
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Research has extensively studied the negative effects of digital communication on adolescents’ well-being. However, positive digital experiences and behavior in adolescence are still poorly understood. The recently developed Digital Flourishing Scale addresses this gap and focuses on the positive perceptions of a user’s experiences and behaviors in...
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Surveys around the world show that the public perceives artificial intelligence (AI) as a double-edged sword: As a risk but also as an opportunity. However, if and how this ambiguous perception of AI relates to people’s willingness to use it has yet to be investigated. Thus, the present research investigated how people’s risk and opportunity percep...
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The article revisits the psychoanalytic process on the solution of Oedipus Complex in cisgender homosexual male in the context of dictatorial regime. It adopted a consciousness approach to the differentiation of psychological process of others and the self-inductive process of the pediatric solution to the cisgender-sexuality dichotomy. The origina...
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This review aims to establish if personality traits influence a viewer's choice of television shows. This study focuses on linking personality type as a factor that affects a person's viewing pattern and options, along with which personality trait under the big five model affects this choice/pattern positively and negatively. This mind-boggling gro...
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Modern and contemporary politics of P. R. China contain many elements similar to neo-Nazism if not anti-communist. The derivation from Communist doctrines was a less-known debate inside the CPC party leadership soon after the declaration on the founding of People's Republic of China-notably between Mao, Zedong and the state leadership which resulte...
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Purpose – This study focuses on managers’ perceptions of employees’ communicative role in social media, and explores the changes in the contractual nature of employment relations in mediatized workplaces in which the boundaries of professional and private life are becoming more fluid. Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative approach was employe...
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Introduction Characterised by both exploration and engagement in risky behaviours, late adolescence and emerging adulthood are periods of particular vulnerability to dysregulated behaviours. One such behaviour less well explored is that of problematic Internet pornography (IP) viewing, despite viewing explicit online material becoming increasingly...
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Investigating the role of identity in mediated experiences involves a great deal of complexity. However, media psychologists all too often explore the antecedents and consequences of identity in ways that less than optimally grapple with this complexity. In this essay, we build on the critical media effects (CME) approach to offer innovative ways t...
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The main problem being investigated Media portrayal of women is overly negative, sexist, diminished, or patronizing and yet media psychology has a significant effect in promoting gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment for sustainable development in Africa by 2030. These stereotypes are often enhanced by the society or communities through...
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Modern and contemporary politics of P. R. China contain many elements similar to neo-Nazism if not anti-communist.The derivation from Communist doctrines was a less-known debate inside the CPC party leadership soon after the declaration on the founding of People’s Republic of China -notably between Mao, Zedong and the state leadership which resulte...
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Immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) have prompted a new wave of persuasive media content, aimed at augmenting the effects of traditional media using the new, more engrossing dimension of experiences mediated through the technological modality. The touted potentials of such media formats have caused a polarization in public opinion,...
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Patients enter the healthcare space shouldering a lot of personal stress. Concurrently, health care providers and staff are managing their own personalstressors as well as workplace stressors. As stress can negatively affect the patient–provider experience and cognitive function of both individuals, it is imperative to try to uplift the health care...
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Media psychology researchers seek to understand both why people choose certain media over others and how media influence cognitive, emotional, social, and psychological processes. A burgeoning body of literature has emerged in recent years describing media selection and media effects as reciprocally linked dynamic processes, but research approaches...
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Scholars have increasingly explored the ways that media content can touch, move, and inspire audiences, leading to numerous beneficial outcomes including increased feelings of connectedness to and heightened motivations for doing good for others. Although this line of inquiry is relatively new, sufficient evidence and patterns of results have emerg...
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There is no doubt that media is a powerful force in the 2020s. On the political scene it exposes the divide between right and left, conservative and liberal, and among various political parties. In the financial world, it informs, persuades, and promotes. It influences religion, family, entertainment...there is little that remains untouched by medi...
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A Special Issue of the Journal of Media Psychology: https://www.hogrefe.com/us/journal/journal-of-media-psychology
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Over the past decade, audiovisual translation has welcomed the swift shift towards experimental reception studies, and interdisciplinary approaches which draw on media psychology theories, such as immersion are becoming the new trend in audiovisual translation. Nonetheless, studies on amateur subtitling reception are recent and scarce, notably in d...
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Many studies in the field of positive media psychology have investigated the effects of meaningful film on viewer’s feelings and openness to others, all the while music is the number #1 media source for feeling moved, touched or inspired. Therefore, the current study examined the role of meaningful compared to pleasurable music on listeners emotion...
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Após tantos avanços tecnológicos, a mídia tem se mostrado uma constante no dia a dia do ser humano. Considerando seus efeitos no comportamento e cognição humana, a psicologia da mídia surge com a proposta de investigá-la. Partindo deste pressuposto, esta pesquisa tem como objetivo realizar uma revisão sistemática acerca dos estudos da psicologia da...
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Language is a versatile system with a universal and specific character. One of the layers of this versatile system is the culture that reflects the way people perceive the universe. Language is also accepted as a social construction because it is intertwined and interacting with culture. The formation of the said social construction is directly pro...
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To date, research on the user experience of Virtual Reality (VR) games is sparse even though VR and immersive gaming experiences are emerging as a substantial consumer based within the videogame industry. Using facial electromyography and skin conductance response measurement, the current research presents the first psychophysiological evidence to...
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Background As several COVID-19 vaccines are rolled-out globally, it has become important to develop an effective strategy for vaccine acceptance, especially in high-risk groups, such as elderly. Vaccine misconception was declared by WHO as one of the top 10 health issues in 2019. Here we test the effectiveness of applying debunking to combat vaccin...
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Background: Exposure to news on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is inevitable. This study aimed to explore associations between exposure to COVID-19 news on social media and psychological and behavioral consequences among Iranians. Methods: This was a telephone-based survey carried out in April 2020 in Iran. Iranian adults aged 18 and...
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Digital games have evolved into a medium that moves beyond basic toys for distraction and pleasure towards platforms capable of and effective at instigating more serious, emotional, and intrapersonal experiences. Along with this evolution, games research has also started to consider more deeply affective and cognitive reactions that resemble the br...
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Digital games have evolved into a medium that moves beyond basic toys for distraction and pleasure towards platforms capable of and effective at instigating more serious, emotional, and intrapersonal experiences. Along with this evolution, games research has also started to consider more deeply affective and cognitive reactions that resemble the br...
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Media psychology researchers seek to understand both why people choose certain media over others and how media influence cognitive, emotional, social, and psychological processes. A burgeoning body of literature has emerged in recent years describing media selection and media effects as reciprocally-linked dynamic processes, but research approaches...
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The advent of the positive psychology has shifted the focus of a wellbeing from a clinical perspective to a social perspective which further complemented the post-modern construction of wellbeing in the form of happiness and positive thinking. The contribution of media in this construction is significant, since media has pervaded each and every asp...
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Background: The influence of mass media on emotions, subjective well-being and behaviours in society should be clearly understood. Physical-health education has an important role to play as a preventive tool. The aim of this study was to develop an explanatory model regarding the relationships between mass media, psychological well-being, physical...
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Media has been the centre of criticism in the studies of many researchers due to its negative impact on humans, especially young minds. With the rise of Media psychology as a discipline in India, there has been a great increase in the scope of research in this field. The researchers have started exploring the positive impact of media and the positi...
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COVID-19 has prompted widespread self-isolation and citywide/countrywide lockdowns. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has encouraged increased digital social activities such as video game play to counteract social isolation during the pandemic. However, there is active debate about the potential for video game overuse, and some video games contai...
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In the information era, the instant and diversified broadcasting of the COVID-19 pandemic has played an important role in stabilizing the societal mental state and avoiding inter-group conflicts. The presentation of visual graphics was considered as an innovative information form and broadly utilized in news reports. However, its effects on the aud...
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Fictosexuality, fictoromance, and fictophilia are terms that have recently become popular in online environments as indicators of strong and lasting feelings of love, infatuation, or desire for one or more fictional characters. This article explores the phenomenon by qualitative thematic analysis of 71 relevant online discussions. Five central them...
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The technological possibilities for new data sources in media psychology, such as online live recordings, called Live Streaming, are growing continuously. These sources do not only offer plentiful quantitative material but also access to ecologically valid and unobtrusive observation of problem-solving and decision-making processes. However, to exp...
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The advancement of internet and digital media has brought new dynamics in the micro level of communication: interpersonal communication. Digital apps and social media platforms became integral parts in human’s interaction pattern and fulfillment of needs, including the activity of looking for new friends and dating partners. Nowadays, online dating...
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In recent years, online video blogs (vlogs) have become a highly popular form of media content, especially among younger audiences. While public interest has invoked a strong commercialization of vlog culture, research suggests that the concurrent loss of performer authenticity might pose a problem for the genre’s appeal. Preparing the same vlog co...
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Though many studies have addressed interest in celebrities, the extant literature has not directly addressed celebrity hate. The current study sought to investigate the triangular theory of hate as it applies to celebrities, while examining source credibility and belief in a just world as predictors of celebrity hate. College students completed the...
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p>The article deals with the problem of the formation of a tolerant attitude towards children with disabilities in students of pedagogical specialties during their professional training. It is noted that in the contextof the development of inclusive education in Ukraine, it is important to improve the educational process of the higher education ins...
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Witnessing characters enact and receive punishment for transgressions – that is, narrative retribution – is central to affective disposition theory. Despite its centrality, a standardized set of retribution narratives is absent from the literature. The current study seeks to provide validation evidence for a set of retribution narratives used in a...
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This entry provides an overview of the evolution of gender identity representations in mass media and the measurement of gender identity in media psychology, providing critiques and future directions for representation, measurement, and research. Historically, gender identities beyond a male-female binary were largely invisible in popular media. Th...
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Introduction. The article presents a model of educational media psychology. It is considered as a branch of educational psychology which focuses on processes of education and development within media environments. The research problem is determined by the controversy between new tasks of educational psychology associated with the transformation of...
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The number of studies employing mediation analysis has increased exponentially in the past two decades. Focusing on research design, this study examines 387 articles in the Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Media Psychology between 1996-2017. Findings show...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 is, without a doubt, the number one international news event in 2020. The purpose of the study is to prove that the media are having a detrimental effect on the psyche and behavior of the individual by means of spreading panic within society. This study demonstrates the relationship between the information presented in the medi...
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IntroductionWhat can we learn about anomaly from the strangeness of a puppet, a lifeless object, that can both bleed and die? How does the filming process of a puppet’s death engage across media and produce a new media genre that is not easily classified within traditional conventions? Why do these fighting and bleeding puppets’ scenes consistently...
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Galileo multidimensional scaling (MDS) provides a way of mapping conceptual configurations of attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and emotions in individuals, groups, and cultures, as well as a way to compare such configurations to predict and observe their change over time. Given this analytical power, Galileo MDS is well suited for studying media psyc...
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Social robots are increasingly used in an educational context. Research thus far shows promising results with regard to the effects of social robots in education in various tasks and various pupils. Social robots in the classroom are perceived as motivating, enjoyable, and engaging by the pupils, mostly in primary school. Variations in robots' comm...
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The event‐related potentials (ERPs) technique can be successfully used in the field of media psychology, particularly because ERPs can provide answers to important questions regarding media processing. This entry gives a brief overview of the technical aspects of ERPs and reveals how they are derived from the electroencephalography (EEG) recordings...
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Responding emotionally to a movie, video game, Instagram post, or a social robot is quite a common experience. Whereas the experience felt is real, the mediated encounter or message often is fabricated, just fiction, and involves artificial nonexistent characters. An intriguing question is thus “why does media use feel so real and how are emotions...
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Mood management theory lies among the theoretical approaches explaining and predicting selective exposure to media. Mood management proposes that a key motivation driving people's selection of media content is the service of hedonism—as is argued, people innately want to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. According to the theory, a person's curre...
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Priming refers to the activation, or triggering, of an idea in one's memory, making that idea more top‐of‐mind, or rather increasing the idea's accessibility in memory. Priming effects refer to the use of that accessible idea in the person's next thought process or behavior without the person's express awareness. The process that describes the act...
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Scientific objective: The subject of research presented in the paper is the issue of fake news and the impact of the user's analytical thinking on his / her ability to detect fake news. The hypothesis underlying the research is that a high level of analytical thinking has a positive effect on the ability to distinguish fake from real news. Research...
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Moral conflict is central to appealing narratives, but no methodology exists for computationally extracting moral conflict from narratives at scale. In this article, we present an approach combining tools from social network analysis and natural language processing with recent theoretical advancements in the Model of Intuitive Morality and Exemplar...
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Moral conflict is central to appealing narratives, but no methodology exists for computationally extracting moral conflict from narratives at scale. In this article, we present an approach combining tools from social network analysis and natural language processing with recent theoretical advancements in the Model of Intuitive Morality and Exemplar...
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The term ʺparanormalʺ is often used in different areas like medicine, religion, natural science, astronomy, mass media, psychology and common sense. Each field has its own definition of the term and different explanations for these phenomena. This projekt seeks to reveal how paranormal is seen in each of this domains. For this research I will use s...
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Media and popular culture play important roles in shaping perceptions about mental health and mental illness. This focus on pathology in media has shifted over the ages and been a dynamic factor in media psychology. This paper focuses on one such depiction in the form of the Netflix produced TV show Bojack Horseman. An animated show, available onli...
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Suspense not only creates a strong psychological tension within individuals, but it does so reliably across viewers who become collectively engaged with the story. Despite its prevalence in media psychology, limited work has examined suspense from a media neuroscience perspective, and thus the biological underpinnings of suspense remain unknown. He...
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Research into Stolen Babies in Spain has tended to study the cases through a legal/historical perspective. Given that the topic of Stolen Babies has only recently appeared in the media, there are no previous analyzes ofthe advocacy of Stolen Babies'motherson YouTube and in the media. This document aims to provide an overview of a Media Psychology a...
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Research shows that media entertainment can induce eudaimonic or meaningful experiences, such as being emotionally moved or being stimulated to reflect about oneself. While these studies have primarily focused on adults’ eudaimonic media entertainment experiences, the current study explores whether games can lead to eudaimonic experiences amongst a...
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The nature of reality has been a central concern of philosophy and the social sciences, but since the proliferation of social media, psychological operations have taken on greater visibility and significance in political action. ‘Fake news’ and micro-targeted and deceptive advertising in elections and votes has brought the tenuous character of poli...
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Potential effects of demographics, personality, and ideological attitudes on the number of news sources consumed should be investigated. The number of news sources consumed, in turn, was seen as inverse proxy for the susceptibility to be caught in "filter bubbles" and/or "echo chambers" (online), which are hotly discussed topics also in politics. A...
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Based on two experiments, this paper advances the concept of social presence as a novel mechanism through which narrative perspective (first- versus third-person) exerts persuasive effects on attitudes toward outgroup policies and behavioral intentions to help outgroup members. Study 1 (N = 503) shows that the first-person perspective, compared to...
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Conceptualization of the phenomenon of modern protest is important for understanding the current political and social space. The aim of the research is a comprehensive comparative system – communicative study based on a separate communicative practice (online petition) of modern protest in Russia and Germany in the context of changes in the informa...
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Abstract Research into Stolen Babies in Spain has tended to study the cases through a legal/historical perspective. Given that the topic of Stolen Babies has only recently appeared in the media, there are no previous analyzes ofthe advocacy of Stolen Babies’motherson YouTube and in the media. This document aims to provide an overview of a Media Psy...
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The impact of stories in their ability to shape our view on the world has long been a central topic in communication science and media psychology. While reading a book or watching a movie, we are transported into story worlds and we identify with depicted protagonists. Several studies showed that high levels of transportation lead to greater story-...
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The rising use of new media has given rise to public discussions about their possible negative consequences. The social sciences have answered these concerns, providing many studies investigating different media types (e.g., social media, video games) and different related variables (e.g., psychological well-being, academic achievement). Within thi...
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[DE] In diesem Beitrag wird das Verhältnis von Emotion und Medien aus medienpädagogischer Perspektive beleuchtet. Nach einer Einführung in das interdisziplinäre Forschungsfeld, das Bezüge zur Erziehungswissenschaft, Medienpsychologie, Medienrezeptionsforschung sowie zu den Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften aufweist, wird die Bedeutung von Me...
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CONNECTING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH WITH HUMAN COMMUNICATION PRACTICES: POLITICS, EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA AND CULTURE Prof.Dr. Ulaş Başar Gezgin SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA AND POLITICS 1. Omnipresent and Omnipotent Authoritarianism: Authoritarian Media vs. Social Media? 2. Istanbul Mobil’ized: Mobile Phones’ Contribution to Polit...
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From the middle-20th century to today, video games have grown from an idiosyncratic interest of computer programmers and engineers to a globally dominant form of media entertainment. Advances in technology and creativity have combined to present players with interactive experience that vary in their cognitive, emotional, physical, and social comple...
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Rooted in the rich soil of positive psychology, scholarship on the uses and effects of self-transcendent media content that elicits other-oriented emotions has flourished in the past few years, covering a full range of media content such as movies, online videos, social media posts, and news stories. The current research aimed to gain a better unde...
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Digital media are sensory-rich, multimodal, and often highly interactive. An extensive collection of theories and models within the field of media psychology assume the multimodal nature of media stimuli, yet there is current ambiguity as to the independent contributions of visual and auditory content to message complexity and to resource availabil...