La simpatía hacia los personajes de ficción: un examen de los factores implicados desde la psicología social y la teoría fílmica cognitiva



La simpatía es el principal vínculo afectivo que el espectador establece con los personajes de ficción, siendo un prerrequisito necesario para la elicitación de otras emociones. Dada su importancia, el objetivo del presente artículo es detallar los diferentes factores que participan en su constitución, en un intento de ahondar en su comprensión. Para ello se recurre a diferentes trabajos enmarcados en el ámbito de la psicología social y la teoría fílmica cognitiva, se detallan algunos recursos textuales con los que las narraciones audiovisuales explotan cada factor concreto, y se reflexiona sobre los efectos que cada uno de ellos tiene sobre la simpatía y el resto de factores que la fundamentan.


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Biografía del autor/a

Víctor Aertsen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, España

Doctor en Investigación en Medios de Comunicación por la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Previamente cursó los estudios de Licenciatura en Comunicación Audiovisual y Licenciatura en Humanidades en la UC3M, e Ingenieríe Técnica en Sistemas Informáticos por la UGR. Sus líneas de investigación se centran en el ámbito de la estética y la narrativa audiovisual, así como las relaciones entre geografía y audiovisual, con especial énfasis en los estudios urbanos y el turismo cinematográfico. Actualmente trabaja en la Ciudad de Madrid Film Office y como profesor asociado en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.


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Aertsen, V. (2017). La simpatía hacia los personajes de ficción: un examen de los factores implicados desde la psicología social y la teoría fílmica cognitiva. Doxa Comunicación. Revista Interdisciplinar De Estudios De Comunicación Y Ciencias Sociales, (25), 107–128. Recuperado a partir de



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