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Emily knowsfeels so strongly about fictional events Group of answer choices 

that Groot is a computer-generated (i.e., a fictional digital artistic model) character in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie series. Despite this, anytime Groot is threatened or injured in the movie, Emily experiences powerful negative emotions (e.g., fear, worry). What concept best explains why Emily that happen to a non-existent being?

(The Media Equation) Emily has an evolutionarily "old" brain

 

(The ELM) Emily processes what happens to Groot peripherally

 

(The ELM) Emily processes what happens to Groot centrally

 

(Cialdini's cues) Likability

 

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(The Media Equation) Emily has an evolutionarily "old" brain is a general communication  theory that that argues that humans respond to media technologies and computers as they would to real people and real places. Therefore even if Emily knew that Groot is a fictional character she views him as a human being and therefore responds emotionally as she would to a human being. She feels strongly about his experiences as if he were human


 

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REFERENCES

Lee, K. M. (2008). Media equation theory. The International Encyclopedia of Communication.