Melodrama and the Psychology of Tears

Melodramas are sometimes called "tearjerkers" because of their ability to make viewers cry, but there is currently no detailed account of how they succeed at this task. Psychological research suggests that crying occurs when people feel helpless in …

Why Films Make Us Cry but Videogames Don't: Emotions in Traditional and Interactive Media

Melodrama, Tears, and <i>Life of Oharu</i>