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In a surprise video message at New York Comic-Con, Dulé Hill reveals that USA's PSYCH: THE MOVIE will premiere December 7 at 8/7c. James Roday, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen, alongside creator Steve Franks and executive producer Chris Henze, shared fun behind-the-scene moments, challenged fans to participate in the ultimate pineapple toss and revealed WWE Superstar John Cena's return as Ewan O' Hara (Juliet's brother). The PSYCH stars reunited for a panel and Q&A discussion moderated by TVLine's founder and editor-in-chief Michael Ausiello.
When you "lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.Similar results were found in a story where white students read about a black student, who was identified as black early or late in the story.Libby said experience-taking is different from perspective-taking, where people try to understand what another person is going though in a particular situation -- but without losing sight of their own identity.Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own -- a phenomenon the researchers call "experience-taking." They found that, in the right situations, experience-taking may lead to real changes, if only temporary, in the lives of readers.In one experiment, for example, the researchers found that people who strongly identified with a fictional character who overcame obstacles to vote were significantly more likely to vote in a real election several days later."You have to be able to take yourself out of the picture, and really lose yourself in the book in order to have this authentic experience of taking on a character's identity." In the voting study, 82 undergraduates who were registered and eligible to vote were assigned to read one of four versions of a short story about a student enduring several obstacles on the morning of Election Day (such as car problems, rain, long lines) before ultimately entering the booth to cast a vote.
This experiment took place several days before the 2008 November presidential election.
"Experience-taking can be very powerful because people don't even realize it is happening to them. The study was funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to Kaufman.
Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character -- or de-role -- when the role is over?
After reading the story, the participants completed a questionnaire that measured their level of experience-taking -- how much they adopted the perspective of the character in the story.
For example, they were asked to rate how much they agreed with statements like "I found myself feeling what the character in the story was feeling" and "I felt I could get inside the character's head." The results showed that participants who read a story told in first-person, about a student at their own university, had the highest level of experience-taking.
"When you share a group membership with a character from a story told in first-person voice, you're much more likely to feel like you're experiencing his or her life events," Libby said.