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Finding Truth in FictionWhat Fan Culture Gets Right--and Why it's Good to Get Lost in a Story$
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Karen E. Dill-Shackleford and Cynthia Vinney

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190643607

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190643607.001.0001

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Story and Life Stage

Story and Life Stage

Turning to Stories Throughout Our Lives

Chapter:
(p.182) 7 Story and Life Stage
Source:
Finding Truth in Fiction
Author(s):

Karen E. Shackleford

Cynthia Vinney

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190643607.003.0007

This chapter provides an overview of how favorite stories impact people and help them learn and grow throughout their lives. The chapter covers how people’s relationships with stories evolve as they grow older. It discusses how story comprehension develops in childhood and the important role parents can play in introducing children to media of all kinds. It also considers how people’s ability to distinguish fantasy from reality in childhood is a product of knowledge acquisition and whether children of different ages can learn from screen stories. Next, it explores how stories can impact tweens and teens and how this group looks to fictional characters as role models. Finally, the chapter explores how stories can help people cope with the trials and tribulations of adulthood, how people’s story preferences evolve as they age, and the way stories can serve as emotional anchors throughout people’s lives.

Keywords:   childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, old age, adulthood, social-emotional selectivity theory, long-term fandom, emotional anchors

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