Grizzard, Francemone Research Death and Grief in Media Entertainment

November 3, 2022

Grizzard, Francemone Research Death and Grief in Media Entertainment

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Matthew Grizzard
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Congratulations to Associate Professor Matthew Grizzard and PhD student Joe Francemone, whose research article, “Humor and poignancy: Exploring narrative pathways to face death and bereavement” was recently published in Frontiers in Communication Journal

The experimental study tests the effects of grief and death in media with a connectedness to death acceptance. The participants read a story either poignant- or humor-focused about a woman giving a eulogy. Next, they answer questions about their response to the story. 

Their paper is one of 10 articles included in the “Existential Narratives: Increasing Psychological Wellbeing Through Story” research topic. 

Read the full article in the Frontiers in Communication Journal.