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About Dr. Melanie C. Green

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Melanie C. Green is a social psychologist whose research has focused on the power of narrative to change beliefs, including the effects of fictional stories on real-world attitudes. Her theory of "transportation into a narrative world" focuses on immersion into a story as a mechanism of narrative influence. Dr. Green has examined narrative persuasion in a variety of contexts, from health communication to social issues. She has edited two books on these topics (Narrative Impact and Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives, Second Edition), and has published numerous articles in leading psychology, communication, and interdisciplinary journals. Dr. Green has also investigated the influence of technology (in particular, television and the Internet) on social capital, and the ways in which trust can develop in on-line relationships. Read more about Melanie's work...

Dr. Green received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Note: Dr. Green will be moving to the University at Buffalo's Department of Communication in July 2014.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3270, Davie Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: 919-843-9113
Office: 328 Davie Hall