Who Roots for the Villain: A Survey on the Psychology of Positive Engagement with Villainous Characters

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Who Roots for the Villain: A Survey on the Psychology of Positive Engagement with Villainous Characters. / Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, Jens; Fiskaali, Anne; Johnson, John A.; Clasen, Mathias; Høgh-Olesen, Henrik; Smith, Murray.

2019. Paper presented at SCSMI 2019, Hamburg, Germany.

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author = "Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen and Anne Fiskaali and Johnson, {John A.} and Mathias Clasen and Henrik H{\o}gh-Olesen and Murray Smith",
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AU - Høgh-Olesen, Henrik

AU - Smith, Murray

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