Impact of interactivity on identification with characters in fiction

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Abstract

The effect of interactivity on identification with characters in audiovisual fiction was observed. 310 participants were asked to watch a film in one of these two conditions: 1) interactive (they selected the plot), and 2) non-interactive (they consumed the fiction in a conventional way). After watching the movie, they completed a questionnaire with the EDI scale of identification and empathy with characters, created by Igartua and Paez. The capacity to intervene in the configuration of the plot (interactivity) affected identification with characters. The results provide data about the psychology of media and interactivity in communication and allow us to understand the processes of empathy and identification with characters. © 2010 Psicothema.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-827
JournalPsicothema
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2010

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