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Negotiating Work–Life  

Brenda L. Berkelaar and LaRae Tronstad

How people negotiate the work–life interface remains a popular topic for scholars and the public. Work–life research is a large body of interdisciplinary scholarship that considers how ... More

Neighborhood Considerations for Social Determinants of Health and Risk  

Holley A. Wilkin

When it comes to health and risk, “place” matters. People who live in lower-income neighborhoods are disproportionately affected by obesity and obesity-related diseases like heart disease, ... More

Network Analysis and Health and Risk Messaging  

Frank Tutzauer and Thomas Hugh Feeley

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Jan 2017
A network is a collection of nodes that are somehow connected to each other. Typically, the pattern of ties among nodes is of central interest to scholars in communication and the allied ... More

Numeracy in Health and Risk Messaging  

Priscila G. Brust-Renck, Julia Nolte, and Valerie F. Reyna

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May 2017
The complexity of numerical information about health risks and benefits places demands on people that many are not prepared to meet. For example, much information about health is ... More

Nutrition Labeling in the United States and the Role of Consumer Processing, Message Structure, and Moderating Conditions  

J. Craig Andrews, Scot Burton, and Laurel Aynne Cook

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Apr 2017
It has been since 1990 that the landmark Nutritional Labeling Education Act (NLEA) was passed in the United States, and since 1969 that the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition ... More

Nutrition Labeling in Health and Risk Messaging in Asia  

May O. Lwin, Jerrald Lau, Andrew Z. H. Yee, and Cyndy Au

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Apr 2017
Populated by a diverse spread of cultures, Southeast Asia is represented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional organization comprising some 622 million people ... More

Occupation and the Risk Message Recipient  

Clare Hocking

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May 2017
Responding to health messages about environmental risks and risky behaviors requires adjustments to what individuals do: how they organize and perform occupations, and their understanding ... More

Online Talk About Mental Health  

Joyce Lamerichs and Wyke Stommel

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Feb 2018
There is a need to focus on research conducted on online talk about mental health in the domains of ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis (CA), Discursive Psychology (DP), and Membership ... More

Optimism and Its Associations with Health Behavior and Responses to Health Communication  

Amanda J. Dillard and Erin M. Ellis

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May 2017
When individuals are asked whether they will someday own their own home, enjoy a productive career, or develop a myriad of diseases, many are optimistic. Generally, they think they will ... More

Parent–Child Interaction  

Haley Kranstuber Horstman, Alexie Hays, and Ryan Maliski

The parent–child relationship is one of the most influential, important, and meaningful relationships in an individual’s life. The communication between parents and children fuels their ... More

Parents as Agents for Change in Health and Risk Messaging  

Natoshia Askelson and Erica Spies

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May 2017
Parents can be the target of health and risk messages about their children and can be a channel by which children hear health messages. This dual role can make parents powerful agents for ... More

Patterns of Reasoning  

William Mosley-Jensen and Edward Panetta

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May 2017
Health professionals and the public puzzle through new or controversial issues by deploying patterns of reasoning that are found in a variety of social contexts. While particular issues ... More

Persuasive Health Message Design  

Nancy Grant Harrington

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Jun 2016
The study of persuasive health messages—their design, dissemination, and impact—is ubiquitous in the communication discipline. Words, sounds, and images—alone or in combination—can move ... More

Physiological Measures of Wellness and Message Processing  

Kory Floyd, Corey A. Pavlich, and Dana R. Dinsmore

Research has shown that the expression of affection and other forms of prosocial communication between two or more people promotes wellness and has the potential to increase life ... More

The Politics of Scientific Knowledge  

Elizabeth Suhay

This article discusses the various ways in which political concerns among government officials, scientists, journalists, and the public influence the production, communication, and ... More

Popular Media and Exposure to Health and Risk Messages  

Kimberly N. Kline

Popular media are a source of information, a powerful socializing agent, and generate sociopolitical and sociocultural meanings that impinge on health promotion and/or disease prevention ... More

Positive Affect Related to Health and Risk Messaging  

Mengfei Guan and Jennifer L. Monahan

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May 2017
Positive emotional appeals can be an important, if often underutilized, component in health campaigns. Research reviewed from advertising, marketing, health communication, and social ... More

Positive Deviance: A Non-Normative Approach to Health and Risk Messaging  

Arvind Singhal and Lucia Dura

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Mar 2017
The Positive Deviance (PD) approach is based on the premise that every community has individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to ... More

Presumed Media Influence in Health and Risk Messaging  

Shirley S. Ho and Andrew Z. H. Yee

Health communication research has often focused on how features of persuasive health messages can directly influence the intended target audience of the messages. However, scholars ... More

Procrastination, Health, and Health Risk Communication  

Fuschia M. Sirois

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Apr 2017
Whether viewed as a domain-specific behavior or as an enduring tendency, procrastination is a common form of self-regulation failure that is increasingly recognized as having implications ... More

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