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The Biology Of Affection  

Kory Floyd and Colter D. Ray

Online publication date:
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

Campaign Evaluation in Health and Risk Messaging  

Evan K. Perrault

Due to their sheer scope in trying to reach large sections of a population, and the costs necessary to implement them, evaluation is vital at every stage of the health communication ... More

Celebrity-Based Appeals in Health and Risk Messaging  

Jessica Gall Myrick

Celebrities are famous individuals, well known by many members of the public, who appear frequently in media content. When celebrities appear in the media alongside another cause, be it ... More

Climate Change Communication  

Amy E. Chadwick

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

Collective Knowledge for Industrial Disaster Prevention  

Sarah Maslen

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Apr 2017
Since the 1990s there has been an increasing interest in knowledge, knowledge management, and the knowledge economy due to recognition of its economic value. Processes of globalization and ... More

Communicating about Genes, Health, and Risk  

Roxanne L. Parrott, Amber K. Worthington, Rachel A. Smith, and Amy E. Chadwick

The public, including lay members who have no personal or familial experience with genetic testing or diagnosis, as well as individuals who have had such experiences, face many intrinsic ... More

Communication Campaigns that Emphasize Environmental Influences on Health and Risk  

Kami Silk, Sarah Sheff, Maria Lapinski, and Alice Hoffman

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Nov 2016
The environment influences health and risk outcomes, and communication campaigns often strive to reduce risk and promote positive health outcomes by raising awareness, increasing ... More

Counterfactuals in Health and Risk Messaging  

Irina Iles and Xiaoli Nan

Counterfactual thinking is the process of mentally undoing the outcome of an event by imagining alternate antecedent states. For example, one might think that if they had given up smoking ... More

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