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Presentations and Publications

Presentations and Publications

Project-Related Academic Publications

* indicates articles reporting project findings

Updated: June 2018

 

Slater, M.D, Appel, M., & Oliver, M. B. (in press). Poignancy and mediated wisdom of experience: Narrative impacts on willingness to accept delayed rewards. Communication Research.

 

Reiger, D., Frischlich, L., & Oliver, M. B. (in press). Meaningful entertainment experiences and self-transcendence: Intercultural differences shape elevation, values and moral intentions. International Communication Gazzette.

 

Possler, D., Klimmt, C., & Raney, A. A. (in press). Gaming is awesome! A theoretical model on cognitive demands and the elicitation of awe during video game play. To appear in N. D. Bowman (Ed.), Video games: A medium that demands our attention. New York: Routledge.

 

Oliver, M. B., Ferchaud, A., Yang, C., Huang, Y., & Bailey, E. (in press). Absorption and meaningfulness: Examining the relationship between eudaimonic media use and engagement. In F. Hakemulder & M. Kuijpers (Eds.). Handbook of narrative absorption. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

 

Oliver, M. B., & Raney, A. R. (in press). Positive media psychology: Emerging scholarship and a roadmap for emerging technologies. In J. A. Muñiz-Velázquez & C.  Pulido (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of positive communication: Contributions of an emerging community of research on communication for happiness and social change. New York: Routledge.

 

Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Rieger, D., & Connor III, W. (in press). Finding meaning at work: the role of inspiring and funny YouTube videos on work-related well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies.

 

Bartsch, A., Oliver, M. B., Nitsch, C., & Scherr, S. (in press). Inspired by the Paralympics: Effects of empathy on audience interest in para-sports and on the destigmatization of persons with disabilities. Communication Research.

 

Oliver, M. B., Raney, A. A., Slater, M., Appel, M., Hartmann, T., Bartsch, A., Schneider, F., Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Krämer, N., Mares, M. L., Vorderer, P., Rieger, D., Dale, K. R., & Das, H. H. J. (2018). Self-transcendent media experiences: Taking meaningful media to a higher level. Journal of Communication, 68(2), 380-389. doi:10.1093/joc/jqx020.

 

Janicke, S. H., Rieger, D., Reinecke, L., & Connor III, W. (2018). Watching online videos at work: The role of positive and meaningful affect for recovery experiences and well-being at the workplace. Mass Communication Society, 21(3), 345-367. doi:10.1080/15205436.2017.1381264

 

*Raney, A. A., Janicke, S. H., Oliver, M. B., Dale, K. R., Jones, R. P., & Cox, D. (2018). Profiling the audience for self-transcendent media: A national survey. Mass Communication and Society, 21(3), 296-319. doi:10.1080/15205436.2017.1413195. Download.

 

*Dale, K. R., Raney, A. A., Janicke, S. H., Sanders, M. S., & Oliver, M. B. (2017). YouTube for good: A content analysis and examination of elicitors of self-transcendent media. Journal of Communication, 67(6), 897-919. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12333. Download.

 

Das, E., Nobbe, T., & Oliver, M. B. (2017). Health communication| moved to act: Examining the role of mixed affect and cognitive elaboration in “accidental” narrative persuasion. International Journal of Communication, 11, 17.

 

Janicke, S. H., & Oliver, M. B. (2017). The relationship between elevation, connectedness and compassionate love in meaningful films. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Advance online-publication. doi: 10.1037/ppm0000105

 

Krämer, N., Eimler, S. C., Neubaum, G., Winter, S., Rösner, L., & Oliver, M. B. (2017). Broadcasting one world: How watching online videos can elicit elevation and reduce stereotypes. New Media & Society, 19(9), 1349-1368. doi:10.1177/1461444816639963

 

Oliver, M. B., Bailey, E., Ferchaud, A, & Yang, C. (2017). Entertainment effects: Media appreciation. In Patrick Roessler, Cynthia Hoffner, & Liesbeth Van-Zoonen (Eds.), International encyclopedia of media effects. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Schneider, F. M., Bartsch, A., & Oliver, M. B. (2017). Factorial validity and measurement invariance of the appreciation, fun, and suspense scales across us-American and German samples. Journal of Media Psychology. doi:10.1027/1864-1105/a000236

 

Slater, M. D., Oliver, M. B., Appel, M., Tchernev, J. M., & Silver, N. A. (2017). Mediated wisdom of experience revisited: Delay discounting, acceptance of death, and closeness to future self. Human Communication Research, 44(1), 80-101. doi:10.1093/hcr/hqx004

 

Bartsch, A., & Oliver, M. B. (2016). Appreciation of meaningful entertainment experiences and eudaimonic well-being. In. L. Reinecke & M. B. Oliver (Eds.). Handbook of media use and well-being: International perspectives on theory and research on positive media effects (pp. 80-92). New York: Routledge.

 

Janicke, S. H., & Raney, A. A. (2016). Media, spirituality, and well-being. In L. Reinecke, & M. B. Oliver (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of media use and well-being (pp. 355-367). New York: Routledge.

 

 

Project-Related Academic Presentations

 

(Most papers and presentations are available upon request to info@media2inspire.com).

 

Bartsch, A., Scherr, S., Mares, M. L., & Oliver, M. B. (2018, May). Reflective thoughts about violent media content: Development and validation of a bilingual self-report scale. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Clayton, R. B., Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., Oliver, M. B., Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Hendrickse, J. Secharan, R., Wilde, M., & Seibert, J. (2018, May). Feeling transcendent?: Measuring psychophysiological responses to self-transcendent media content. Paper be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Dale, K. R., Raney, A. A., Ji, Q., Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Bladwin, J., Rowlett, J., & Wang, C. (2018, May). Self-transcendent emotions and social media: A quantitative content analysis of inspirational Facebook posts. Paper be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Janicke, S. H., Hendry, A., & Dale, K. R., (2018, May). Gratitude in media experience. Paper to be presented at International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Ji, Q., & Raney, A. A. (2018, May). Development and initial validation of the Self-Transcendent Emotion Dictionary. Paper be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2018, May). Successes and challenges in using inspiring media for social good. Invited colloquium given to the Department of Communication, Southern Methodist University.

 

Oliver, M. B., & Myrick, J. G. (2018, May). Complex emotions in media-psychology research. (Presentations and Panel Chairs). Panel talks to be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Oliver, M. B., Molina-Davila, M. D., Myrick, J. G., DiRusso, C., & Chai, Y. (2018, May). Creating and sharing love and kindness: Emotional implications of collaboration with digital media. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Quevedo, S., Kaufhold, R., Janicke-Bowles, S.H. (2018, May). The power of awe eliciting music on inspiration and well-being. Poster presented at Undergraduate Research Day, Chapman University, Orange CA.

 

Raney, A. A., & Possler, D. (2018, May). Awe. Presentation in conjunction with panel on complex emotions to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Sanders, M. S., Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., & Janicke-Bowles, S. H. (2018, May). Further exploration of transcendent media: An examination of the nature of self-transcendent emotions. Paper be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Zhao, D. (2018, May). Mood repair using uplifting vs. funny media content and the tendency to forgive and help. Paper be presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Baldwin, J., Dale, K. R., & Ji, Q. (2018, April). Against all odds: Content analysis of underdog narratives. Media2Inspire Research Symposium. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Clayton, R. B. (2018, April). Feeling transcendent?: Measuring psychophysiological responses to self-transcendent media content. Media2Inspire Research Symposium. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Janicke-Bowles, S., & Dale, K. R. (2018, April). Transcendent emotions in media: Project overview. Media2Inspire Research Symposium. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2018, April). Media, inspiration, and connectedness: Boundaries, challenges, and future directions. Keynote given to the Media2Inspire Symposium, Florida State University.

 

Possler, D., & Klimmt, C. (2018, April). Awe-inspired entertainment: How video games can elicit awe to create enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Media2Inspire Research Symposium. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Raney, A. A. (2018, April). What’s next? Keynote presentation at Media2Inspire Research Symposium. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Sanders, M. S. (2018, April). The face as a window into transcendent emotions. Media2Inspire Research Symposium. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Janicke-Bowles, S. H. (2018, February). Invited talk to give grant overview to Kama Muta Lab (online). University of Oslo, Norway.

 

Janicke, S.H., Narajan, A., & Seng, A. (2018, February). Social media for good? A survey on millennials’ inspirational social media use.  Presented at the annual meeting of Western Communication Association Conference, Santa Clara, CA. (also presented at Undergraduate Research Day at Chapman University, May, 9, 2017.

 

Oliver, M. B., & Raney, A. R. (2018, February). Using media to enhance connectedness: Challenges and future directions. Keynote given to the Culture, Media Uses, Media Effects Network, Berlin, Germany.

 

Baldwin, J. A., Dale, K. R., Ji, Q., & Raney, A. A. (2017, November). Against all odds: Understanding the framing of underdog narratives in news articles. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Dale, K. R., Raney, A. A., Janicke, S. H., Baldwin, J. A., Rowlett, J., Wang, C., & Zhao, D. (2017, November). Narratives and self-transcendent emotions: A content analysis of inspirational movies and television shows. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Ji, Q., Raney, A. A., Seibert, J., Sorenson, A., & Raney, II, A. A. (2017, November). Exploring what makes news stories inspirational and why they might go viral. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Oliver, M. B., Ferchaud, A., Bailey, E., Yang, C., Huang, Y., Wang, R., Diddi, P., Raney, A. R., Janicke, S. H., Dale, K., Wirth, R. (2017, November). Predictors of selection of inspiring media and the resultant prosocial outcomes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Oliver, M. B., Ferchaud, A., Huang, Y., Bailey, E., Yang, C., Janicke, S. H., & Seeber, K. (2017, November). Seeing the world through a rose colored lens: examining mobile-phone photography as meaningful media. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., & Janicke, S. H. (2017, November). Representing the faith: Spiritual and religious symbols and rituals in inspirational television series. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Sanders, M. S., Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., Ji, Q., & Oliver, M. B. (2017, November). Transcendent media experiences: An exploratory study of the connections between media motivations, transcendent affect, and behavioral outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Zhao, D., Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., & Janicke, S. H. (2017, November). An exploration of correlates with prosociality for conservatives and liberals: Religiosity vs. transcendence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Janicke, S. H., Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., & Oliver, M. B. (2017, July). Exploring the distinct contribution of inspirational media content to happiness and well-being. Presentation given at the meeting of Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, Montreal, Canada.

 

Appel, M., Slater, M. D., & Oliver, M. B. (2017, May) Repelled by virtue? The dark triad (narcissism, machiavellianism, psychopathy) and eudaimonic narratives? Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Dale, K. R., Janicke, S. H., Raney, A. A., Andayani, N., Baldwin, J., Huebner, A., Rowlett, J., Taylor, A., Trejos, S., Wang, C., & Zhao, D. (2017, May). YouTube for good: A content analysis of viral and non-viral inspiring YouTube videos. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Janicke, S.H., Narajan, A., & Seng, A. (2017, May). Social media for good? A survey on millennials’ inspirational social media use.  Presented at the Undergraduate Research Day, Chapman University, Orange, CA.

 

Kramer, N. C., Winter, S. Neubaum, G., Roesner, L., Eimler, S., & Oliver, M. B. (2017, May) I feel what they say: The effect of social media comments on viewers’ affective reactions toward elevating online videos? Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Zhao, D., & Raney, A. A. (2017, May). An exploration of attribution effects on helping behaviors after exposure to meaningful and pleasurable movies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2017, April). Meaningful media for well-being and social good: The good, the bad, and the challenging. Keynote given to the College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2017, April). Using media to inspire social good: Recognizing the challenges and exploring possibilities. Invited colloquium given to the Department of Communication, UC-Davis.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2017, April). Entertainment and the need for insight. Invited colloquium given to the Department of Psychology, Penn State University.

 

Possler, D., Klimmt, C., & Raney, A. A. (2017, April). Gaming is awesome! A theoretical model on cognitive demands and the elicitation of awe during video game play. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2017, March). Media Inspiration for well-being and social good: Recognizing the challenges and harnessing the potential. Invited talk given to the School of Communication, Nanyang University, Singapore.

 

Oliver, M. B., & Raney, A. A. (2017, March). Meaningful affect, meaningful media: Exploring the gratifications of entertainment beyond pleasure. Presentation given at the meeting of International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2017, February). The promises and challenges of newer entertainment environments in eliciting inspiration. Invited talk given to the School of Media and Journalism, University of North Carolina.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2017, January). Invited participant in the Health Narrative Workshop Retreat. Munich, Germany.

 

Chung, M. Y., & Oliver, M. B. (2016, November). Development and validation of a media nostalgia scale. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Janicke, S. H. & Connor III, W., Rieger, D., & Reinecke, L. (2016, November). Watching online videos at work: The role of entertainment for recovery experiences, appreciation, and well-being at the work place. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Janicke, S. H., Taylor, A., & Raney, A. (2016, November). Exploring viewer experiences with inspiring television shows and films. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. Awarded Top Paper prize.

 

Raney, A., Janicke, S. H., Oliver, M. B., Dale, K. R., Jones, R. P., & Cox, D. (2016, November). Profiling the sources of and audiences for inspiring media content: A national survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Raney, A. A., Dale, K. R., & Ji. (2016, October). Uses and effects of inspiring media content: Developing a subfield of positive media psychology. Colloquium talk given at the School of Communication, Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2016, July). Challenges of meaningful media. Invited talk given to the Institute for Communication and Media Research, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2016, July). Entertainment and the need for insight. Keynote address given at the meeting of the Health and Narratives Symposium, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany.

 

Dale, K. R., Raney, A. A., & Janicke, S. (2016, June). Mapping the anatomy of inspiration: Identifying and analyzing elicitors of self-transcendent emotions in media. Presentation given at the meeting of International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Janicke, S. H. (2016, June). Exploring the “spirit” of inspiring media. Presentation delivered at the annual meeting of International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Janicke, S. H. (2016, June). Mass communicating with power: Exploring media’s capacity to promote moral emotions and inspire prosociality. Panel organized and chaired at International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2016, June). Appreciation, gratitude, and meaningfulness in media communication. ICA Fellows Speech presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Oliver, M. B., Ferchaud, A., Kim, K., Yang, F., Waddell, F., & Chen, T.-W. (2016, June). When we are the creators: Implications of user generation of inspiring media messages. Presentation delivered at the annual meeting of International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Possler, D., Klimmt, C., & Raney, A. A. (2016, June). Inspirational video games: The impact of game-induced awe on appreciation and pro-social behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Raney, A., Oliver, M. B., Janicke, S., & Dale, K. (2016, June). Blue Sky Workshop: Uses and effects of inspiring media content: Developing a subfield of positive media psychology. Workshop delivered at International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Rieger, D., Frischlich, L., & Oliver, M. B. (2016, June). Self-construal and elevation: Intercultural differences in transported values through mass media content. Panel presentation given at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Slater, M., Oliver, M. B., Appel, M. (2016, June). Poignancy and mediated wisdom of experience: narrative impacts on willingness to accept delayed rewards. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2016, April). Meaning and media: Entertainment as more than guilty pleasure. Invited Colloquium, Department of Communication, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

 

Oliver, M. B. (2016, April). Meaningful media and emerging technologies. Keynote Speaker for Comm Day, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH.

 

Raney, A. A. (2015, October). Reconstruction through disruption? Considering media’s capacity to inspire prosociality. Keynote presentation at 2015 International Forum on New Media, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and International Communication Association, Shanghai, China.

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