Self-transcendent Media Experiences: Taking Meaningful Media to a Higher Level

Mary Beth Oliver, Arthur A. Raney, Michael D. Slater, Markus Appel, Tilo Hartmann, Anne Bartsch, Frank M. Schneider, Sophie H. Janicke-Bowles, Nicole Krämer, Marie Louise Mares, Peter Vorderer, Diana Rieger, Katherine R. Dale, Enny Das

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Abstract

Interest in the meaningful sides of media entertainment has blossomed over the last decade, with numerous scholars examining how certain media content can enhance social good and well-being. Because social scientific work in this area is relatively new and is rapidly evolving, numerous conceptualizations of meaningful media experiences have been introduced. In this paper we argue for the importance of recognizing a unique form of media experience that causes us to look beyond our own concerns, to recognize moral beauty, and to feel unity with humanity and nature-what we label here as "self-transcendent media experiences."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-389
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Communication
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

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Oliver, M. B., Raney, A. A., Slater, M. D., Appel, M., Hartmann, T., Bartsch, A., ... Das, E. (2018). Self-transcendent Media Experiences: Taking Meaningful Media to a Higher Level. Journal of Communication, 68(2), 380-389. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqx020
Oliver, Mary Beth ; Raney, Arthur A. ; Slater, Michael D. ; Appel, Markus ; Hartmann, Tilo ; Bartsch, Anne ; Schneider, Frank M. ; Janicke-Bowles, Sophie H. ; Krämer, Nicole ; Mares, Marie Louise ; Vorderer, Peter ; Rieger, Diana ; Dale, Katherine R. ; Das, Enny. / Self-transcendent Media Experiences : Taking Meaningful Media to a Higher Level. In: Journal of Communication. 2018 ; Vol. 68, No. 2. pp. 380-389.
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Self-transcendent Media Experiences : Taking Meaningful Media to a Higher Level. / Oliver, Mary Beth; Raney, Arthur A.; Slater, Michael D.; Appel, Markus; Hartmann, Tilo; Bartsch, Anne; Schneider, Frank M.; Janicke-Bowles, Sophie H.; Krämer, Nicole; Mares, Marie Louise; Vorderer, Peter; Rieger, Diana; Dale, Katherine R.; Das, Enny.

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