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Anticipated Regret  

Marcel Zeelenberg

Online publication date:
May 2017
Regret is the prototypical decision related emotion. It is felt when the outcome of a non-chosen alternative is better than the outcomes obtained. Regret is a functional emotion that helps ... More

Appeals to Morality in Health and Risk Messaging  

Ann Neville Miller

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Jan 2017
Many health- and risk-related behaviors have moral implications. Most obvious are altruistic behaviors like blood donation. However, issues related to promoting the wellbeing of friends ... More

Appeal to Bystander Interventions: A Normative Approach to Health and Risk Messaging  

Shawn Meghan Burn

Bystander intervention is a form of helping that occurs when onlookers intercede to provide direct or indirect aid to a victim. When bystanders step in to prevent or reduce harm to others, ... More

Argument Quality and Strength in Health and Risk Messaging  

Hans Hoeken

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Jan 2017
In an ideal world, people would adopt a positive attitude toward a healthy lifestyle as a result of carefully considering relevant and strong arguments. Attitudes based upon such ... More

Audience Segmentation Techniques  

Rachel A. Smith

A premise in health promotion and disease prevention is that exposure to and consequences of illness and injury can be minimized through people’s actions. Health campaigns, broadly defined ... More

Behavioral Journalism in Health and Risk Messaging  

Alfred McAlister

Behavioral journalism is a term used to describe a theory-based health communication messaging strategy that is based on conveying “role model stories” about real people and ... More

Big Data’s Role in Health and Risk Messaging  

Bradford William Hesse

The presence of large-scale data systems can be felt, consciously or not, in almost every facet of modern life, whether through the simple act of selecting travel options online, ... More

The Biology Of Affection  

Kory Floyd and Colter D. Ray

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Apr 2016
Affectionate communication comprises the verbal and nonverbal behaviors people use to express messages of love, appreciation, fondness, and commitment to others in close relationships. ... More

Blogging, Microblogging, and Exposure to Health and Risk Messages  

Stephen A. Rains

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Jan 2017
The widespread diffusion of social media in recent years has created a number of opportunities and challenges for health and risk communication. Blogs and microblogs are specific forms of ... More

Bodies  

Davi Johnson Thornton

Communication studies identifies bodies as both objects of communication and producers (or sites) of communication. Communication about bodies—for example, gendered bodies, disabled ... More

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