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Communicative Decisions in Families

"Families represent a central relational unit within society and a formative context of interdependence throughout one’s life. How family members individually and collectively navigate communicative decisions therefore illustrates a process offering implications for each member within a family..." – By Rudy C. Pett and others

Identification and Parasocial Relationships With Video Game Characters

"The field of game studies rests on how video game players use their relationships with their avatars to fulfill the goals of the game. From studies on the effects of violence in video games to examinations of serious games..." – By Arienne Ferchaud

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