Divided into three basic parts, this book:
*addresses the fundamental mechanisms and processes involved in orienting to and selecting entertainment fare, as well as receiving and processing it;
*explores the mechanisms and processes by which we are entertained by the media messages we select and receive; and
*provides an opportunity for the application of well-established as well as emerging psychological and psychobiological theories to be applied to the study of entertainment in ways that seldom have been utilized previously.
Psychology of Entertainment will appeal to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in media studies and mass communication, psychology, marketing, and other areas contributing to the entertainment studies area.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 476
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
"Happily, the contributors to 'Psychology of Entertainment', edited by Jennings Bryant and Peter Vorderer, dissect the subject of entertainment in an engaging, multifaceted, and nuanced fashion....this edited volume is consistent with the excellent tradition of the publishing house Erlbaum....The book's introduction promises a lot, and the book delivers a lot."