ERIC Number: EJ308866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Development of Story Liking: Character Identification, Suspense, and Outcome Resolution.
Jose, Paul E; Brewer, William F.
Developmental Psychology, v20 n5 p911-24 Sep 1984
A developmental model of story liking predicts that (1) reader identification increases with greater perceived similarity between character and reader; (2) increased identification leads to greater suspense; (3) liking of story outcome is a joint function of character valence and outcome valence; and (4) overall liking of story increases with greater identification, suspense, and liking of outcome. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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