Review of Communication Research

Vol 6, 2018

 

A Review and Analysis of Patterns of Design Decisions in Recent Media Effects Research

W. James Potter (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)

 

Keywords: Media effects; Design decisions; Methods; Development of knowledge; Critical analysis.

  


 

Avatars and Computer-Mediated Communication: A Review of the Definitions, Uses, and Effects of Digital Representations on Communication

Kristine L. Nowak and Jesse Fox (University of Connecticut and The Ohio State University, USA)

 

Keywords: Avatars; Perception; Digital environments; Video games; Computer-mediated communication; Digital representations; Social actors; Anthropomorphism; Human-computer interaction;

 

 


 

The Path to Cooperative Action during Group Social Dilemmas: A Literature Review, Set of Propositions, and Model Describing How the Opportunity to Communicate Encourages Cooperation

Charles Pavitt (University of Delaware, USA)

 

Keywords: Social dilemma, Resource dilemma, Public goods dilemma, Group identity, Social norms, Trust, Trustworthiness, Communication, Cooperation, Social value orientation, Group size;

 

 


A Review and Analysis of Patterns of Design Decisions in Recent Media Effects Research

W. James Potter

Keywords: Media effects; Design decisions; Methods; Development of knowledge; Critical analysis;

 

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Avatars and Computer-Mediated Communication: A Review of the Definitions, Uses, and Effects of Digital Representations on Communication

Kristine L. Nowak and Jesse Fox

Keywords: Avatars; Perception; Digital environments; Video games; Computer-mediated communication; Digital representations; Social actors; Anthropomorphism; Human-computer interaction;

 

  Filesize 371.93 KB Download 1028

The Path to Cooperative Action during Group Social Dilemmas: A Literature Review, Set of Propositions, and Model Describing How the Opportunity to Communicate Encourages Cooperation

Charles Pavitt

Keywords: Social dilemma, Resource dilemma, Public goods dilemma, Group identity, Social norms, Trust, Trustworthiness, Communication, Cooperation, Social value orientation, Group size;

 

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Music and intergroup relations: Exacerbating conflict and building harmony through music

Jake Harwood

Keywords: Intergroup relations, Music, Contact, Identity, Prejudice.

  Filesize 474.03 KB Download 2917

Thinking about the media: A review of theory and research on media perceptions, media effects perceptions, and their consequences

McLeod, D. M., Wise, D., & Perryman, M.

Keywords: Media Perceptions; Media Effects Perceptions; Media Trust; Media Credibility; Media Bias; Hostile Media Perception; Presumed Influence; Influence of Presumed Influence; Persuasive Press Inference; Third-person Perception;

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Social Norms: A Review

Adrienne Chung and Rajiv N. Rimal

 

Keywords: Social norms; descriptive norms; injunctive norms; focus theory of normative conduct; theory of normative social behavior; health behavior; health interventions.

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A long look back: An analysis of 50 years of organizational communication research (1964-2013)

Johny T. Garner et al.

 

Keywords: Organizational Communication; Communication History.

 

  Filesize 753.13 KB Download 3183

Characteristics of Narrative Interventions and Health Effects: A Review of the Content, Form, and Context of Narratives in Health-related Narrative Persuasion Research

Anneke de Graaf, José Sanders and Hans Hoeken

 

Keywords: Narrative persuasion, Health, Narrative engagement, Perspective, Framing.

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Communication in Health-Related Online Social Support Groups/Communities: A Review of Research on Predictors of Participation, Applications of Social Support Theory, and Health Outcomes

Kevin B. Wright

 

Keywords: Online social support groups/communities, health communication, social support theory, computer-mediated communication, coping, health outcomes.

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Mobile communication and network privatism: A literature review of the implications for diverse, weak, and new ties

Scott W. Campbell

 

Keywords: Mobile Communication; Mobile Phone; Cell Phone; Network Privatism; Diversity; Weak Ties; New Ties; Social Networks

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The Complexity Paradigm for Studying Human Communication: A Summary and Integration of Two Fields

John L. Sherry

 

Keywords: Complexity, systems theory, process, simulation, dynamics, interaction, information theory, emergence

 

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Humans Are People, Too: Nurturing an Appreciation for Nature in Communication Research

Kory Floyd

 

Keywords: Biology, Evolution, Social Behavior, Neuroscience, Immunology

 

  Filesize 493.38 KB Download 4503

Reviewing and Revising the Institutional Vision of U.S. Higher Education

Robert Abelman

 

Keywords: Institutional Vision; Mission Statement; Vision Statement; Organizational Communication; Strategic Planning; Institutional Rhetoric; Philosophical Template; Higher Education; Branding; Language of Institutions

  Filesize 655.01 KB Download 5452

Psychology of Agenda-Setting Effects. Mapping the Paths of Information Processing

Maxwell McCombs & Natalie J. Stroud

 

Keywords: Agenda Setting, Attribute Agenda Setting, Public Opinion, Journalism, Motivated Reasoning, Issue Publics, Psychological Relevance, Need for Orientation, Selective Exposure

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Threat, Fear, and Persuasion: Review and Critique of Questions About Functional Form

Lijiang Shen & James Price Dillard

 

Keywords: drive model; parallel processing; EPPM; threat; fear; persuasion; latent growth curve modeling; health; influenza

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Narrative Research in Communication: Key Principles and Issues

Daniel G. McDonald

 

Keywords: Narrative; Persuasion; Mass Media Audiences; Mental Models; Mass Communication; Storytelling; Film Studies

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Reviewing and Revising the Institutional Vision of U.S. Higher Education

Robert Abelman

 

Keywords: Institutional Vision; Mission Statement; Vision Statement; Organizational Communication; Strategic Planning; Institutional Rhetoric; Philosophical Template; Higher Education; Branding; Language of Institutions

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