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ERIC Number: EJ622842
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9916
Psychological Escapism: Predicting the Amount of Television Viewing by Need for Cognition.
Henning, Bernd; Vorderer, Peter
Journal of Communication, v51 n1 p100-20 Mar 2001
Investigates differences observed among German students regarding amount of television viewing. Finds a significant negative effect of need for cognition on viewing amount. Interprets this as a manifestation of individual-psychological escapism in which the lower viewers' need for cognition is, the less pleasant they feel when they have nothing to do but think, and then escape by watching TV. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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