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ERIC Number: EJ938756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0360-3989
The Delay Hypothesis: The Manifestation of Media Effects over Time
Jensen, Jakob D.; Bernat, Jennifer K.; Wilson, Kari M.; Goonewardene, Julie
Human Communication Research, v37 n4 p509-528 Oct 2011
A between-participants experiment (N = 147) tested for the presence of a delayed effect following exposure to an episode of a legal drama that contained false information. Participants were more likely to endorse false beliefs if they were queried two weeks after watching the program rather than immediately following exposure. The relationship between time and false belief endorsement was found to be moderated by perceived reality of the program. Consistent with the delay hypothesis, those who perceived the legal drama to be unrealistic following exposure had significantly higher false belief scores at Time 2.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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