ERIC Number: EJ596799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Quantitative Depictions of Threatening Phenomena in News Reports: The Scary World of Frequency Data.
Berger, Charles R.
Human Communication Research, v26 n1 p27-52 Jan 2000
Presents two experiments addressing whether news reports depicting base-rate data assuage apprehension of threatening phenomena among undergraduate students. Finds that men exposed to the population data manifested lower levels of apprehension and victimization risk than men not exposed to such data, but women showed no reduction in either apprehension or victimization risk after exposure to population data. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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