Health

Transmedia storytelling can be an effective health intervention

"East Los High," a pioneering transmedia edutainment program purposely designed to address issues of reproductive and sexual health among teens, is demonstrating the power and potential of leveraging entertainment media for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Media narratives counter prejudice attitudes

Research from several personality and social psychologists show that entertainment media with positive content or conciliatory messages can contribute to positive relationships between members of different ethnic groups and ...

Health

Preventing iPosture pain

Technology has its benefits but sometimes it can be a pain in the neck – literally. Health care professionals often use the terms "text neck" or "iPosture" to describe the position we take when using our electronic devices, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The pursuit of hopefulness in entertainment media

Has a movie or TV show ever left you feeling happy or uplifted about your own life? Entertainment media provides a wealth of emotionally evocative content, but relatively little attention has been paid to the subject of media ...