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ERIC Number: EJ269687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Factors Involved in Generating Suspense.
Comisky, Paul; Bryant, Jennings
Human Communication Research, v9 n1 p49-58 Fall 1982
Found that suspense was at a maximum when the hero's chances of success/survival were perceived to be about one in 100 and minimal when either success or failure seemed absolutely certain. Further, suspense increased in proportion to how strongly the audience liked the hero. Also noted the effectiveness of audio preambles. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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