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Sensation Seeking  

Nancy Grant Harrington

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May 2017
Sensation seeking is a biologically based personality trait that is characterized by the need to seek a variety of sensations and experiences and the willingness to take risks to achieve ... More

Sequence Organization  

Chase Wesley Raymond

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Dec 2016
The adjacency pair is the most basic and normatively accountable sequential structure in interaction. This structure can be expanded through pre-sequences, insert-sequences, and ... More

Sexual Media Content and Effects  

Lucretia Monique Ward, Sarah E. Erickson, Julia R. Lippman, and Soraya Giaccardi

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Aug 2016
Major findings concerning the nature and impact of sexual content in mainstream entertainment media, with a focus on empirical studies and content analyses (published from 2000 to 2015) ... More

Shame and Guilt  

Monique Mitchell Turner

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Feb 2018
Shame and guilt are distinct emotional experiences that are often confused by lay people as similar. Yet, shame and guilt are aroused by distinct cognitive appraisals and lead to distinct ... More

Simultaneous and Successive Emotion Experiences and Health and Risk Messaging  

Andrea Kloss and Anne Bartsch

Emotions are an important part of how audiences connect with health and risk messages. Feelings such as fear, anger, joy, or empathy are not just byproducts of information processing, but ... More

Skills and Journalism  

Henrik Örnebring

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Sep 2019
What skills do journalists need? Why do they need them? What do we even mean by “skill” in the first place? In journalism research, the issue of skill has mainly been studied as an applied ... More

Slavoj Žižek and Communication Studies  

Robert McDonald

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Nov 2018
Slavoj Žižek stands as one of the most influential contemporary philosophical minds, stretching across a wide variety of fields: not just communication and critical/cultural studies, but ... More

Social Amplification of Risk in Health and Risk Messaging  

Yulia A. Strekalova and Janice L. Krieger

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Jul 2017
Risk is a social construction, and its understanding by information consumers is shaped through interaction with messages, opinions, shared and learned experiences, and interpretations of ... More

Social Cognitive Theory Applied to Health and Risk Messaging  

Steven H. Kelder, Deanna M. Hoelscher, and Ross Shegog

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Jul 2017
Social cognitive theory (SCT) is an action-oriented approach to understanding the personal cognitive, environmental, and behavioral influences on behaviors and to developing theory-based ... More

Social-Ecological Approaches to Health and Risk Messaging  

Kirsty Williamson

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Nov 2016
Before health and risk messaging can have the best possible effect, there needs to be an understanding of what might influence health and associated risky behaviors. A wide range of ... More

Social Influence Processes and Health Outcomes in Alcoholics Anonymous  

Kevin Wright

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Jun 2017
Social influence processes play an important role in the recovery process for alcoholics who affiliate with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Group norms at AA emphasize the sharing of stories ... More

Social Marketing Applied to Health and Risk Messaging  

R. Craig Lefebvre and P. Christopher Palmedo

Many ideas about best practices for risk communication share common ground with social marketing theory and practice: for example, segmentation, formative research, and a focus on ... More

Social Media and Intergroup Communication  

Caleb T. Carr

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Aug 2017
Social media are increasingly ubiquitous communicative channels, used to create and maintain groups. Bearing several commonalities with computer-mediated communication more broadly, social ... More

Social Media for Healthcare Communication  

S. Anne Moorhead

Social media used for communication purposes within healthcare contexts is increasing and becoming more acceptable. The users of social media for healthcare communication include members ... More

Social Media in Mainland China: Weak Democracy, Emergent Civil Society  

Jingsi Christina Wu and Kara S. Alaimo

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Feb 2018
In August 2016, on the heels of the summer heat surrounding the Olympics, a major celebrity family scandal gripped mainland China. The nation watched closely as a well-known actor ... More

Social Movement Media and Media Activism  

John D. H. Downing

Social movements are the matrix of many forms and formats (technologies, genres) of media that contest dominant power. Such media are in many ways the lifeblood of such movements. Media ... More

Social Psychological Approaches to Intergroup Communication  

Katharine H. Greenaway, Cindy Gallois, and S. Alexander Haslam

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Aug 2017
Communication and social psychology have much in common. Both fields seek to answer basic questions about human behavior: how do we persuade and influence others? How do we develop and ... More

Source Credibility, Expertise, and Trust in Health and Risk Messaging  

Kristin Page Hocevar, Miriam Metzger, and Andrew J. Flanagin

Our understanding and perceptions of source credibility significantly drive how we process health and risk messages, and may also influence relevant behaviors. Source credibility is ... More

Space in Critical Communication Studies  

Donovan Conley

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Nov 2018
Few concerns in critical-cultural approaches to communication intersect with as many adjacent fields of inquiry as does “space.” To talk about space is to share a conversation with ... More

Space in Rhetorical Theory  

Joan Faber McAlister

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Aug 2019
The phrase “space in rhetorical theory” refers to scholarship that explores the relationships between place and persuasion, location and identity, and/or spatial dimensions of ... More

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