The Motivational Pull of Television Dramas

Paul Adachi, PhD University of Rochester padachi@ur.rochester.edu Binge watching hit drama TV series seems to be a common practice these days.  Americans spend over 30 hours a week watching TV and dramas are among the most popular genres (Nielsen, 2012, 2017).  Although media psychologists have long been interested in why people watch TV, my colleagues…

Past President’s Column: Our Mediated World Warps a Life of Meaning

Mary Gregerson, PhD mary.gregerson@aol.com This is my last Division 46 leadership column. For decades I have led or participated in Division 46 activities. For those tossing around thoughts of becoming involved in Division 46 leadership, here are highlights, including a summary of the multitude of Convention programs I have presented on behalf of Division 46—publications…

The Unresponsive #Cyberbystander: Why Don’t We Help

Kelly P. Dillon, PhD Department of Communication, Wittenberg University dillonk@wittenberg.edu @KellyPDillon We know from decades of anecdotes, observations, and scientific research that it is critical to make bystanders aware of emergencies occurring in their immediate environment. In the post-9/11 era, the phrase “see something, say something” captured the idea succinctly. But what about less obvious…