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Inoculation Theory Applied in Health and Risk Messaging  

Bobi Ivanov

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May 2017
Referred to as the “most consistent and reliable method for conferring resistance to persuasion” by Miller et al. in 2013, over the past 50 years inoculation has exerted significant ... More

Interpersonal Communication Across the Life Span  

Carla L. Fisher and Thomas Roccotagliata

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Feb 2017
From birth to death, our interactions with others are what inform our identity and give meaning to life. Ultimately, it is interpersonal communication that is the bedrock of wellness. Much ... More

Knowledge and Comprehension  

Ashley Kennard, Courtney Anderegg, and David Ewoldsen

Knowledge and comprehension are essential components of an individual’s understanding of a health text. Whether reading a health pamphlet or watching a health campaign in the form of a ... More

Lay Risk Management  

Erik Lofmarck

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May 2017
How do individuals relate to risk in everyday life? Poorly, judging by the very influential works within psychology that focus upon the heuristics and biases inherent to lay responses to ... More

Lifespan and Developmental Considerations in Health and Risk Message Design  

Jon F. Nussbaum and Amber K. Worthington

Health and risk message design theories do not currently incorporate a lifespan view of communication. The lifespan communication perspective can therefore advance theorizing in this area ... More

Location Based Ads and Exposure to Health and Risk Messages  

Jonathan Riet, Jorinde Spook, Paul Ketelaar, and Arief Huhn

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

Media Literacy as a Consideration in Health and Risk Message Design  

Yvonnes Chen and Joseph Erba

Media literacy describes the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce media messages. As media messages can influence audiences’ attitudes and behaviors toward various topics, ... More

Message Convergence Framework Applied to Health and Risk Messaging  

Kathryn E. Anthony, Timothy L. Sellnow, Steven J. Venette, and Sean P. Fourney

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Apr 2017
Much current scholarship in the realm of information processing and decision making, particularly in the context of health risks, is derived from the logical-empiricist paradigm, involving ... More

Message Framing Variations in Health and Risk Messaging  

Daniel J. O'Keefe

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Jan 2017
Many health-related message variations have been described as variations in the framing of the message. What different applications of the term message framing have in common is that, in ... More

Message-Induced Self-Efficacy and Its Role in Health Behavior Change  

Nichole Egbert and Foluke Omosun

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May 2017
Self-efficacy is the personal belief in one’s ability to meet a goal or perform a specific task. Although it can be applied to any type of human endeavor, the construct of self-efficacy is ... More

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