Narrative Psychology

Articles and writings pertaining to the social psychology of narratives

Social Psychology: The Narrative Person Perception Of Actors & Their Roles

Chapter 3 from Finding Truth in Fiction: What Fan Culture Gets Right–And Why It’s Good to Get Lost in a Story (Dill-Shackleford & Vinney, 2020)— a book about the rich value we derive from consuming fictional stories— focuses on actors, their roles, and the social psychology of narrative person perception. The following writing applies the narrative person perception concepts explained in Chapter 3 to my own fictional story consumption experiences inspired by the period drama series, Versailles, which debuted its first episode on November 15, 2016.

The Role of Fictional Story During Our Early Identity Development

Kids’ media consumption choices influence their identity development from early childhood through adolescence. In reading Chapter 6 of Finding Truth in Fiction: What Fan Culture Gets Right–And Why It’s Good to Get Lost in a Story by Dill-Shackleford and Vinney (2020), a chapter that covers identity development from early childhood through adolescence, I began to wonder about my own 14-year-old son’s (Brandon) media consumption choices and influences in recent months.
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