The four articles in this special issue investigate how readers construct situation models and activate situationally relevant information during text comprehension.
Volume 2, Number 3, 1998. Contents: R.A. Zwaan, A.C. Graesser, Introduction to Special Issue of SSR: Constructing Meaning During Reading. R.A. Zwaan, G.A. Radvansky, A.E. Hilliard, J.M. Curiel, Constructing Multidimensional Situation Models During Reading. M. Rinck, G.H. Bower, K. Wolf, Distance Effects in Surface Structures and Situation Models. A.C. Graesser, E.L. Bertus, The Construction of Causal Inferences While Reading Expository Texts On Science and Technology. M.A. Gernsbacher, B.M. Hallada, R.R.W. Robertson, How Automatically Do Readers Infer Fictional Characters' Emotional States?