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The psychology of media and politics

Author: George A Comstock; Erica Scharrer
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The media have a central role in modern politics in providing the information that individuals use to assess candidates and their platforms. Through selected coverage of poll information, political advertisements and political debates, and the coverage of political candidates, campaigns, and issues, media may influence public opinion." "The Psychology of Media and Politics discusses how this influence may occur and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George A Comstock; Erica Scharrer
ISBN: 0121835529 9780121835521
OCLC Number: 57344167
Description: xii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early Knowledge --
Conventional Wisdom --
The Third Person --
The Evidence --
Rationality --
Hindsight --
Central Elements --
Conformity --
Spiral of Silence --
Major Dimensions --
Polls and News Coverage --
Contingent Conditions --
Psychological Mechanism --
Sherif, Asch, and Milgram --
Paradigms --
Implementation --
Outcomes --
Personal Experience --
Political Socialization --
Party Allegiance --
Social Influence --
Issue Voting --
Three Propositions --
Necessary Corrections --
Ambiguities --
Misapplication --
A Closer Look --
A Contrast --
Asch --
Sherif --
A Difficult Case --
Rethinking the Personal --
Conceptualization --
Historical Changes --
Journalistic Practices --
Psychological Processes --
Our Intentions --
Press and Public --
The New Media --
Three Factors --
First Things --
Contemporary Media --
Logic of Television --
Competition and Dissatisfaction --
Hostile Media --
Collective to Individual --
Horizon --
The Goods --
Under the Magnifying Glass --
Status --
Scandals and Missteps --
They're Off! --
Sound Bites --
Bias --
Civic Disenchantment --
On the Shelves --
Election Day --
Advertising --
Debates --
Narrative and Normalization --
Heterogeneous Faces --
Our Model --
Dropouts --
Republicans --
Democrats --
Independents --
Electoral Cycle --
Regularity --
The Unexpected --
Shifting Attention --
Nonvoting --
Social Structure --
Economics of Voting --
Searching for Information --
Media and Voting --
Commercials as Instruction --
Issues and Debates --
Interest and Motive.
Responsibility: George Comstock, Erica Scharrer.
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Discusses why people discount their own opinions, how media shapes the news, when this drives political decision making, and what the effect is on the future of society. This book demonstrates the  Read more...

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"...a compendium of often interesting theories, studies, and typologies."--Stuart Fischoff for PsycCRITIQUES - Volume 51, Issue 46

 
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