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Media Portrayals and Effects: African Americans  

Riva Tukachinsky

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Jul 2017
Content analyses demonstrate continuing improvement in media representations of African Americans. However, research suggests that the progress is uneven across various media and genres, ... More

Media Portrayals and Effects: Latinos  

Alexander Sink and Dana Mastro

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Jul 2017
The media have long been criticized for the manner in which racial and ethnic groups have been (and continue to be) represented in its content. Characterizations of Latinos are no ... More

Media Technologies in Communication and Critical Cultural Studies  

Ned O'Gorman

Media technologies are at the heart of media studies in communication and critical cultural studies. They have been studied in too many ways to count and from a wide variety of ... More

Mediated Contact  

Nick Joyce

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Aug 2017
Mediated contact involves exposing audiences to people from other social groups (ethnic, religious, political, etc.) through media. It is an extension of intergroup contact theory, one of ... More

Media Use in a Political Context: An Intergroup Communication Perspective  

Mei-Chen Lin and Paul Haridakis

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Sep 2017
Individuals’ political membership of and identification with their political parties or ideologies influence how they interact with members of their own group/party (ingroup) and other ... More

Memory for Media Content in Health Communication  

Soyoon Kim and Brian G. Southwell

Typical discussion about the success of mediated health communication campaigns focuses on the direct and indirect links between remembered campaign exposure and outcomes; yet, what ... More

Mental Models of Risk  

Ann Bostrom

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Aug 2017
Mental models of health risks are the causal beliefs that comprise one’s inference engines for the interpretation and prediction of health and illness experiences and messages. Mental ... More

Message Convergence Framework Applied to Health and Risk Messaging  

Kathryn E. Anthony, Timothy L. Sellnow, Steven J. Venette, and Sean P. Fourney

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Apr 2017
Much current scholarship in the realm of information processing and decision making, particularly in the context of health risks, is derived from the logical-empiricist paradigm, involving ... More

Message Framing Variations in Health and Risk Messaging  

Daniel J. O'Keefe

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Jan 2017
Many health-related message variations have been described as variations in the framing of the message. What different applications of the term message framing have in common is that, in ... More

Message-Induced Self-Efficacy and Its Role in Health Behavior Change  

Nichole Egbert and Foluke Omosun

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May 2017
Self-efficacy is the personal belief in one’s ability to meet a goal or perform a specific task. Although it can be applied to any type of human endeavor, the construct of self-efficacy is ... More

Message Recipient Psychological Characteristics: Incurious and Curious Motives to Learn about Health Risks  

Jordan Litman

Successfully conveying information about the risk of potential threats to an individual’s physical and mental health is a serious challenge for healthcare practitioners. Adding to the ... More

Message Sensation Value in Health and Risk  

Jie Xu

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Jan 2017
Message sensation value (MSV) is defined as the degree to which a message’s format and content features elicit sensory, affective, and arousal responses. MSV research has received ... More

Message Tailoring in Health and Risk Messaging  

Mia Liza A. Lustria

In today’s saturated media environment, it is incumbent for designers of health education materials to find more effective and efficient ways of capturing the attention of the public, ... More

Meta-Analysis in Health and Risk Messaging  

Simon Zebregs and Gert-Jan de Bruijn

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Mar 2017
Meta-analyses are becoming increasingly popular in the field of health and risk communication—meta-analyses allow for more precise estimations of the magnitude of effects and the ... More

Metaphor in Health and Risk Communication  

Pradeep Sopory

Metaphor equates two concepts or domains of concepts in an A is B form, such that a comparison is implied between the two parts leading to a transfer of features typically associated with ... More

Methods for Intercultural Communication Research  

John Oetzel, Saumya Pant, and Nagesh Rao

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May 2016
Research on intercultural communication is conducted using primarily three different methodological approaches: social scientific, interpretive, and critical. Each of these approaches ... More

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri in Communication Studies  

Matthew Bost and Matthew S. May

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri are among the most powerful theorists of communication and social change under present-day global capitalism. In their Empire trilogy and other individual ... More

Michael Warner and Communication Studies  

Robert Alan Brookey and Jason Phillips

Michael Warner is the Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University, and his career has followed an interesting trajectory, beginning with the study of print ... More

Michel Foucault and Communication Studies  

Catherine Chaput

Michel Foucault, who was born in 1926 into an upper-middle-class family, came of age in post-World War II Paris, studied with Louis Althusser, and rose to intellectual prominence in the ... More

Migrants and Migrant Workers  

Cheng Zeng

Massive migration both within and between countries has been witnessed over the last two centuries. Migration is a multifaceted event with significant socioeconomic, cultural, political ... More

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