Publications (International)

Edited Works

Döveling, Katrin, v. Scheve, Christian & Konijn, Elly A. (eds.) (2011). The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

The impact of mass media on individuals and society is to a great extent based on human emotions. Emotions, in turn, are essential in understanding how media messages are processed as well as media’s impact on individual and social behavior and public social life. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the study of emotions within a mass media context, The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media addresses areas such as evolutionary psychology, media entertainment, sociology, cultural studies, media psychology, political communication, persuasion, and new technology. Leading experts from across the globe explore cutting-edge research on issues including the evolutionary functions of mediated emotions, emotions and media entertainment, measurements of emotions within the context of mass media, media violence, fear-evoking media, politics and public emotions, features, forms and functions of emotions beyond the message, and provide the reader a glimpse into future generations of media technology. This compelling and authoritative Handbook is an essential reference tool for scholars and students of media, communication studies, media psychology, emotions, culturalstudies, sociology, and other related disciplines.

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Articles in Journals (peer-reviewed)

  • Döveling, Katrin & Coleman, Paul & Schwab, Frank (in press). Fame and fortune in popular Music Reality TV shows. An integrative model of Emotional and Bio-culturally shaped processes. In: Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, 2012.
  • Döveling, Katrin & Sommer, Denise (in progress). Negotiating Emotions. Socio-Emotional Meta Appraisal in continual media reception. Journal of Communications (JCM).
  • Döveling, Katrin & Rußmann, Uta (in progress). “The next click” – The Internet as interactive source for information and emotion. Uses and gratifications of Internet use. A revised model. Communication Theory.
  • Döveling, Katrin & Eckstein, Jakob (in progress). The winner is the emotion. Appraising reality TV as forming and managing emotional dispositions (FAMED). Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications.

Book Chapters, Parts of Books and Articles in Scientific Anthologies

  • Döveling, Katrin & Sommer, Denise (2012). Talking recipients: An Integrative Model of Socio-Emotional Meta-Appraisal (SEMA) in Conversations about Media Content. In Helena Bilandzic & Geoffroy Patriarche (eds.), The Social Use of Media. Cultural and Social Scientific Perspectives on Audience Research (pp. 141-160). Bristol: Intellect.
  • Döveling, Katrin, v. Scheve, Christian, & Konijn, Elly A. (2011). Emotions and mass media: An interdisciplinary approach. In: The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media, (pp. 113), London, New York.
  • Döveling, Katrin & Schwarz, Claudia (2010). Politics in the living room. The ‘democratization of fame’ in Pop Idol formats. In: Lemi Baruh & Ji Hoon Park (eds.), Reel Politics: Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse (pp. 95115). Cambridge: Scholars Publishing.
  • Döveling, Katrin (2009). Mediated Parasocial Emotions and Community: How Media May Strengthen or Weaken Social Communities. In: Hopkins, Debra R., Jochen Kleres, Helena Flam, & Helmut Kuzmics (eds.), Theorizing Emotions: Sociological Explorations and Applications. (pp. 315338) Frankfurt & New York: Campus Verlag

Other Publications (peer-reviewed)

  • Döveling, Katrin: The commercialization of human feelings in new German popular television shows – emotions in the eye of public interest. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2004.