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Unformatted text preview: - must have a satisfying resolution to the conflict. 7) Humor: Form of drama that gives audience members ques. High Persuasive power: humor may make the message more interesting/memorable. 8) Sports: Research shows that if a person’s favorite team wins, the result is that, that persons self-esteem will increase; and vice versa for losing. 9) Suspense: an emotional response to a narrative or parts of a narrative in which audience members are unsure of a final outcome. Satisfying resolutions in this is thought to keep audiences coming back for more. People look for stimulation. 10) Empathy theory: Explains why audiences of suspense become emotionally or psychologically involved. 11) Horror: men enjoy horror more than females (controlling of fears), but both enjoy it watching it together (strong males, weak females)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course COM 275 taught by Professor Sherry during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08
- Mass Communication