Index of Articles published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture


2018 Volume 7 (3) July

Editor’s introduction.

A meaner, more callous digital world for youth? The relationship between violent digital games, motivation, bullying, and civic behavior among children.

Learning to love guns? Gun-based gameplay’s links to gun attitudes.

Play to win over: Effects of persuasive games.

Reexamining differences between fandom and local sense of community.

I didn’t see that coming: Spoilers, fan theories, and their influence on enjoyment and parasocial breakup distress during a series finale.

A content analytic study of appearance standards for women of color in magazines.

An exploration into the uses and gratifications of media for transgender individuals.

Reinforcing behaviors of Chinese gay male users on Facebook.

Positive and negative aspects of Facebook use by service members during deployment to Afghanistan: Associations with perceived social support.

Narcissism and social media use: A meta-analytic review.

“Like” me: Shopping, self-display, body image, and social networking sites.

Teach me about yourself(ie): Exploring selfie-takers’ technology usage and digital literacy skills.

Texting as a multidimensional behavior: Individual differences and measurement of texting behaviors.

Should it stay or should it go now? Smartphones and relational health.


2018 Volume 7 (4) October

Narcissism on the Jersey Shore: Exposure to narcissistic reality TV characters can increase narcissism levels in viewers.

Sexual objectification in music videos and acceptance of potentially offensive sexual behaviors.

Using the media practice model to examine dating violence in emerging adults.

Sex doesn’t always sell: The effects of objectifying images on the perceived competence of a spokeswoman.

Objectifying fitness: A content and thematic analysis of #fitspiration images on social media.

An investigation into audiences’ reactions to transgressions by liked and disliked media figures.

“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).

Curving entertainment: The curvilinear relationship between hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences while watching a political talk show and its implications for information processing.

The cognitive complexity of Miss Piggy and Osama Bin Laden: Examining linguistic differences between fiction and reality.

Modeling the antihero narrative enjoyment process.

Examining the relation between parental ignorance and youths’ cyberbullying perpetration.

Longitudinal relations between early online disinhibition and anonymity perceptions on later cyberbullying perpetration: A theoretical test on youth.

Self-perceived use of popular culture media franchises: Does gratification impact multiple exposures?

The addictive potential of television binge watching: Comparing intentional and unintentional binges.


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