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So, Jiyeon; Nabi, Robin – Human Communication Research, 2013
The risk convergence model proposes reduction of perceived social distance to a mediated personality as a mechanism through which the mass media can influence audiences' personal risk perceptions. As an initial test of the model, this study examined whether 5 audience variables known to facilitate media effects on personal risk…
Descriptors: Social Distance, Mass Media Effects, Attitudes, Risk
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And Others; Hocking, John E. – Human Communication Research, 1979
Examines how differences in the verbal and nonverbal behaviors available to persons influence their accuracy in detecting deceptive communication. (JMF)
Descriptors: Audiences, Communication Research, Credibility, Nonverbal Communication
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Rubin, Alan M. – Human Communication Research, 1979
Examines the relationships between child and adolescent television use motivations and various sociodemographic characteristics, television viewing levels, program preference, and television attitudes. Viewing motivations include learning, passing time, companionship, escape, arousal, and relaxation. Discusses implications within the conceptual…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age, Attitudes, Audiences
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McCain, Thomas A.; Ross, Mark G. – Human Communication Research, 1979
Attempts to validate the basic constructs of a theory of cognitive switching developed from human performance literature and signaled stopping research. Presents data which display behavioral traces of the ways people organize television news into their information-processing system. (JMF)
Descriptors: Audiences, Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Processes
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Morgan, Michael – Human Communication Research, 1983
Examines the relationship between victimization of characters in television drama and susceptibility to the viewers' cultivation of a sense of personal risk in the real world. Found that viewers whose fictional counterparts are more likely to be shown as victims show stronger associations between viewing and perceived vulnerability. (PD)
Descriptors: Audiences, Correlation, Demography, Fear