Social Impact Reviews

Because my research centers on the social and political impact of dramatic media, I have been working on a process to evaluate films and shows in their potential for political impact. Early reviews focus on forming a strategy to content analyze the media. I hope to use this information to create an algorithm that will help me to provide scores for a piece’s potential for impact.

Concepts that will be included in my rubric:

  1. Absorption in the material
  2. Identification with a specific character or storyline
  3. Perceived Realism of the setting and situation

Models that will serve as a foundation for my algorithm:

  1. Deictic Shift Theory
  2. Elaboration Likelihood Model
  3. Social Contact Hypothesis
  4. Cultivation Theory
  5. Saturation Theory
  6. Binge Effects Hypothesis (my own)
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