The SPaCEN Framework for Studying how Stories Relate to Social Cognition (Kopie 1)19.06.2017
Prof. Dr. Raymond A. Mar von der York University, Toronto, Kanada, wird für einige Tage am Institut Mensch-Computer-Medien zu Gast sein. Gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Richter (Pädagogische Psychologie) möchte ich Sie herzlich zu einem Gastvortrag von Prof. Mar einladen.
Datum: Mittwoch, 28. Juni 2017, 16.15 - 17.45 Uhr
Ort: Hörsaal 0.002, Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminargebäude
Much research points to a positive association between exposure to fictional narratives (e.g., books, movies, TV shows) and social cognitive processes such as mental-inference ability and empathy. However, these studies have yet to be synthesized into a framework that formalizes the exact nature of how, when, and why engagement with fiction might help to promote social cognition. I present the early workings of such a framework, entitled Social Processes and Content Entrained by Narrative (SPaCEN). It argues that there are two main routes through which stories could promote social cognition, (1) through frequent engagement of social-cognitive processes or (2) the presentation of explicit content about the social world. I hope to outline the implications of both routes and review the supporting evidence for each. Although a great deal of research exists, there are numerous gaps in knowledge that remain unanswered and often unaddressed, providing ample motivation for future research.