Melanie C. Green

List of John Benjamins publications for which Melanie C. Green plays a role.



Previous research suggests a link between perspective-taking and the tendency to become immersed in narratives or literature. We extend that research by considering both individual differences and persuasion outcomes. Specifically, Mind-Reading Motivation (MRM) is an individual difference in the… read more | Article
Fitzgerald, Kaitlin S. and Melanie C. Green. 2017. Chapter 3. Narrative persuasion: Effects of transporting stories on attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Narrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 49–67
Narrative transportation theory is used to explain the processes that occur when an individual experiences a story. Transportation refers to the feeling of being immersed in a narrative, a state of cognitive, affective, and mental imagery engagement. Transportation can occur across media for both… read more | Chapter
Green, Melanie C., Christopher Chatham and Marc A. Sestir. 2012. Emotion and transportation into fact and fiction. Scientific Study of Literature 2:1, pp. 37–59
“Transportation into a narrative world” is a psychological mechanism through which narrative communication can affect beliefs (Green & Brock, 2000). Transportation, or psychological immersion into a story, entails imagery, emotionality, and attentional focus. Two studies (N = 92 and 126) suggested… read more | Article
“Transportation into a narrative world” refers to cognitive, emotional, and imagery engagement in a story (Green & Brock, 2000). Transportation has been studied as a mechanism of narrative persuasion; individuals who are transported into stories are more likely to change their attitudes and beliefs… read more | Article
Stories are often associated with entertainment, but they can also be used to convey serious information ranging from company policies to heath advice. Stories “consist of a sequence of thematically and temporally related end. This structure has many advantages, including the fact that individuals… read more | Miscellaneous