Title

Depression, Emotional States, and the Experience of Binge-Watching Narrative Television

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-3-2018

Department

Mass Communication and Journalism

School

Communication

Abstract

Terms like “binge-watching” and the “showhole” suggest a relationship between binge-watching and emotional health. This study sought to understand the relationship between binge-watching, unhealthy emotional traits, and regular emotional states such as sadness. The study found that emotional states experienced after binge-watching had implications for entertainment gratifications. However, the study did not find a conclusive connection between binge-watching and unhealthy emotional traits.

Publication Title

Atlantic Journal of Communication

Volume

26

Issue

5

First Page

278

Last Page

290

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