Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: “Positive and negative aspects of Facebook use by service members during deployment to Afghanistan: Associations with perceived social support”: Correction to Skopp et al. (2018).

Reports an error in “Positive and negative aspects of Facebook use by service members during deployment to Afghanistan: Associations with perceived social support” by Nancy A. Skopp, Cynthia L. Alexander, Tracy Durham and Valerie Scott (Psychology of P…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The addictive potential of television binge watching: Comparing intentional and unintentional binges.

This study proposes media audiences engage in 2 types of TV binge watching: intentional and unintentional. Using the differential susceptibility to media effects model as a framework, we draw from research on sensitivity theory and uses and gratificati…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Sex doesn’t always sell: The effects of objectifying images on the perceived competence of a spokeswoman.

What effect might exposure to sexually objectifying images of women have on how female perceivers subsequently rate a spokeswoman’s competence? Because sexually objectifying images dehumanize and devalue women, perceivers were predicted to rate the spo…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The cognitive complexity of Miss Piggy and Osama Bin Laden: Examining linguistic differences between fiction and reality.

Is fiction a reflection of reality? Previous psychological research presents a contradicting picture. While Tetlock’s value pluralism model (Tetlock, 1986) and research focused on the complexity of lying (Repke, Conway, & Houck, in press; Newman, Penne…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Self-perceived use of popular culture media franchises: Does gratification impact multiple exposures?

The current study examines the potential influence of self-socialization uses of media (SSUMs) on individual levels of self-selected exposure to 3 popular media franchises: The Harry Potter Series, The Twilight Saga, and The Hunger Games Trilogy. In co…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: An investigation into audiences’ reactions to transgressions by liked and disliked media figures.

The present study investigates audiences’ parasocial relationship (PSR) reduction, parasocial breakup (PSB), attribution of causes, and forgiveness of their liked and disliked media figures for the figures’ transgressions. Using a 2 (media figure: like…

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