Transporting into narrative worlds
New directions for the scientific study of literature
“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 in the direction suggested by the story. The current paper highlights the challenges and benefits from the scientific study of literature, and outlines promising avenues for future research. These directions include a greater understanding of ways to evoke transportation, and a fuller exploration of the outcomes of transportation, including impact on implicit attitudes, the persistence of narrative persuasion, and the effects of multiple narratives. We also highlight the role of individual differences, particularly motivation for mindreading (Carpenter & Green, in press), the extent to which individuals are willing to exert effort to understand others’ perspectives.
Cited by 8 other publications
Deane, Paul, Swapna Somasundaran, René R. Lawless, Hilary Persky & Colleen Appel
. The Key Practice, Building and Sharing Stories and Social Understandings: The Intrinsic Value of Narrative
. ETS Research Report Series
pp. 1 ff.
Kaptein, Ad A, Frans Meulenberg & Joshua M Smyth
. A breath of fresh air: Images of respiratory illness in novels, poems, films, music, and paintings
. Journal of Health Psychology
pp. 246 ff.
. Reading Fiction and Economic Preferences of Rural Youth in Burkina Faso
. Economic Development and Cultural Change
pp. 1041 ff.
Komeda, Hidetsugu, Kohei Tsunemi, Keisuke Inohara, Takashi Kusumi & David N. Rapp
. Beyond disposition: The processing consequences of explicit and implicit invocations of empathy
. Acta Psychologica
pp. 349 ff.
Osanai, Hidekazu & Takashi Kusumi
. Reliability and Validity of the Narrative Transportation Scale in Japanese
. The Japanese Journal of Personality
pp. 50 ff.
Velikovsky, J. T.
. The Holon/Parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme)
. In Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications
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pp. 208 ff.
. Introducing the Robo–Raconteur Artificial Writer Or
. International Journal of Art, Culture, Design, and Technology
pp. 28 ff.
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