The following papers are peer-reviewed publications in media effects research and applied entertainment psychology

Khoo, G. S. (2017). From terror to transcendence: Death reflection promotes preferences for human drama. Media Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2017.1338965  [preprint PDF]

Khoo, G. S. (2016). Contemplating tragedy raises gratifications and fosters self-acceptance. Human Communication Research. 42(2), 269–291. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12074   [preprint PDF]

Khoo, G. S., & Graham-Engeland J. E. (2016). The benefits of contemplating tragic drama on self-regulation and health. Health Promotion International. 31(1), 187-199. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dau056 [PDF]

Khoo, G. S., & Oliver, M. B. (2013). The therapeutic effects of narrative cinema through clarification: Reexamining catharsis. Scientific Study of Literature, 3(2), 266-293. doi: 10.1075/ssol.3.2.06kho [preprint PDF]