Research

Studies and analysis of the positive impacts of strengths-based media and storytelling.

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  • Media & Positive Emotions
  • Media and Stress
  • Restorative Narrative Impact
  • Trust in the Media
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  • All
  • Media & Positive Emotions
  • Media and Stress
  • Restorative Narrative Impact
  • Trust in the Media
Restorative Narrative Impact

In Storytelling, Focusing on Solutions, Not Problems

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/in-storytelling-focusing-on-solutions-not-problems/
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Media and Stress

The Burden of Stress in America

A poll finds health-related events to be the most common major stressful events in Americans’ lives. This poll is part ...
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Media and Stress

Kelly McGonigal: ‘Your biological stress response is telling you to share your story’

Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal believes there’s actually an upside to stress. Her research presents interesting findings not just about stress, but about ...
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Media and Stress

Media’s role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings

Media coverage of collective traumas may trigger psychological distress in individuals outside the directly affected community. We examined whether repeated ...
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Media and Stress

Study shows ties between traumatic media coverage & acute stress

A study conducted by the University of California Irvine looks at how media coverage of traumatic events can affect people’s ...
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Media & Positive Emotions

When negativity doesn’t pull the news through – A news journalist has devoted her master’s thesis in psychology to bringing positivity back to journalism

A news journalist has devoted her master’s thesis in psychology to bringing positivity back to journalism, replacing the negativity that ...
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Media & Positive Emotions

How Good News Can Inspire Good Deeds A recent study suggests how acts of kindness can have a far-reaching ripple effect

A recent study suggests how acts of kindness can have a far-reaching ripple effect. By Carmen Sobczak | July 11, ...
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Media & Positive Emotions

Positive emotions broaden the scope of attention and thought‐action repertoires

Abstract The broaden‐and‐build theory (, ) hypothesises that positive emotions broaden the scope of attention and thought‐action repertoires. Two experiments ...
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