In times of a worldwide pandemic, the election of a new US president, “MeToo,” and “Fridays for Future,” to name but a few examples, one thing becomes palpable: the emotional impact of media on individuals and society cannot be underestimated. The relations between media, people, and society are to a great extent based on human emotions. Emotions are essential in understanding how media messages are processed and how media affect individual and social behavior as well as public social life.

Adopting a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach to the study of emotions in the context of media, the second, entirely revised and updated, edition of Routledge International Handbook of Emotions and Media comprises areas such as evolutionary psychology, media psychology, media sociology, cultural studies, media entertainment, and political and digital communication. Leading experts from across the globe explore cutting-edge research on the role of emotion in selecting and processing media contents, the emotional consequences of media use, politics and public emotion, emotions in political communication and persuasion, as well as emotions in digital, interactive, and virtual encounters.

This compelling and authoritative Handbook is an essential reference tool for scholars and students of media, communication science, media psychology, emotion, cognitive and social psychology, cultural studies, media sociology, and related fields.

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“This Handbook, edited and written by leading voices in the field, is an indispensable volume for students and scholars who study the psychology of media and technology. Understanding the foundational theories and latest research on media and emotion is essential not only to inform scholarship, but to provide insight to the issues and opportunities media affords every citizen living in this consequential time.”

Karen Dill-Shackleford, Editor, Psychology of Popular Media and faculty at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, USA

“Emotions and media are genuinely ‘hot.’ This new edition of the Handbook is comprehensive and spans many subfields. The list of contributors and editors is outstanding. This will be a key reference for the next decade.”

Claes de Vreese,University Professor of AI and Democracy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands