- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Storytelling and Media: Narrative Models from Aristotle to Augmented Reality
- Arguing for Media Psychology as a Distinct Field
- Media Psychology and Its History
- Inside <i>Media Psychology:</i> The Story of an Emerging Discipline as Told by a Leading Journal
- Media Literacy: History, Progress, and Future Hopes
- Research Methods, Design, and Statistics in Media Psychology
- Qualitative Research and Media Psychology
- Why It Is Hard To Believe That Media Violence Causes Aggression
- Children's Media Use: A Positive Psychology Approach
- The Role of Emotion in Media Use and Effects
- Media Violence, Desensitization, and Psychological Engagement
- Sexual Media Practice: How Adolescents Select, Engage with, and Are Affected by Sexual Media
- Race, Ethnicity, and the Media
- Representations of Gender in the Media
- The Psychology Underlying Media-Based Persuasion
- Social Influence in Virtual Environments
- Active Video Games: Impacts and Research
- Serious Games: What Are They? What Do They Do? Why Should We Play Them?
- Violent Video Games and Aggression
- Children, Adolescents, and the Internet: Are There Risks Online?
- Pathological Technology Addictions: What Is Scientifically Known and What Remains to Be Learned
- Video Games and Attention
- A General Framework for Media Psychology Scholarship
- Engaging with Stories and Characters: Learning, Persuasion, and Transportation into Narrative Worlds
- The Political Narrative of Children's Media Research
- Media Psychophysiology: The Brain and Beyond
- The Japanese Approach to Research on the Psychological Effects of Media Use
- Media Content Analysis: Qualitative Methods
- Media Psychology: Past, Present, and Future
Abstract and Keywords
In the history of human experience, one of our most pervasive and enduring reference points is our need for story. Stories help us to understand ourselves in terms of who we are, what we need, and why we behave the way we do. The more those narratives stretch across cultures and throughout the ages, the more they become touchstones of the human experience. Indeed, the need for narratives to define ourselves has never been more apropos than today, when we find ourselves in the midst of the digital revolution. Part I of this chapter, written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts, traces the relationship between storytelling and media from ancient times to today, and argues why the last decades have forced us to radically redefine the traditional Aristotelian model of storytelling. Part II, written by Jason Ohler, investigates the future of storytelling, particularly with regard to online, participatory, and multidimensional media.
Jean-Pierre Isbouts, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
Jason Ohler, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA
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