Thursday, January 7, 2010

Topic: Reading and Personal Problems

10-second review: Suggests that people with deep problems avoid reading about these issues, while people with less difficult problems seek out information to address these issues.

Title: “Coping or Escaping?: Effects of Life Dissatisfaction on Selective Exposure.” S Knobloch-Westerwick, MR Hastell and M Rossmann. Communication Research, 36 (2), 207-228, 2009.

Comment: Might be of interest to people who believe in bibliotherapy, the technique that recommends books to deal with particular life problems. RayS.

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