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Selective Avoidance and Exposure  

Kevin Arceneaux and Martin Johnson

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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

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 Psychological Approaches to Intergroup Communication  

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

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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

Kristin 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

Statistical Evidence in Health and Risk Messaging  

Mike Allen

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Jan 2017
Persuasive messages use statistical evidence in order to convince an audience to accept a conclusion. Statistical evidence represents a compilation of experiences structured and collected ... More

Stigma and Health/Risk Communication  

Rachel A. Smith, Xun Zhu, and Madisen Quesnell

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Jun 2016
Stigmas are profoundly negative stereotypes of a social group and its members that have diffused and normalized throughout a community. Being marked as a member of a stigmatized group does ... More

Substance Abuse Prevention Message Generation: Engaging Adolescents in Health Message Planning and/or Production of Health Promotion Messages  

Smita C. Banerjee and Kathryn Greene

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Sep 2016
Adolescent substance use remains a significant public health challenge, with recent approaches to address these problems including actively engaging adolescents in message planning and/or ... More

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