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Mobile Health and Exposures to Health and Risk Messages  

Jessica Fitts Willoughby

People who communicate health and risk information are often trying to determine new and innovative ways to reach members of their target audience. Because of the nearly ubiquitous use of ... More

Mood’s Role in Selective Exposure to Health and Risk Information  

Melissa J. Robinson and Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

In today’s media-saturated environment, individuals may be exposed to hundreds of media messages on a wide variety of topics each day. It is impossible for individuals to attend to every ... More

Motivated Information Management and Other Approaches to Information Seeking  

Walid A. Afifi

The turn of the 21st century has seen an explosion of frameworks that account for individuals’ decisions to seek or avoid information related to health risks. The four dominant frameworks ... More

Narcissism as a Consideration When Designing Health and Risk Messages  

Erin M. Hill

Narcissism is a personality trait characterized by perceptions of grandiosity, superiority, and the need for attention and admiration. There has been an increase in focus on examining the ... More

Narratives in Health and Risk Messaging  

Julie Volkman

In health and risk communication, evidence is a message feature that can add credibility, realism, and legitimacy to health and risk messages. Evidence is usually defined into two types: ... More

Neighborhood Considerations for Social Determinants of Health and Risk  

Holley A. Wilkin

When it comes to health and risk, “place” matters. People who live in lower-income neighborhoods are disproportionately affected by obesity and obesity-related diseases like heart disease, ... More

Numeracy in Health and Risk Messaging  

Priscila G. Brust-Renck, Julia Nolte, and Valerie F. Reyna

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May 2017
The complexity of numerical information about health risks and benefits places demands on people that many are not prepared to meet. For example, much information about health is ... More

Nutrition Labeling in the United States and the Role of Consumer Processing, Message Structure, and Moderating Conditions  

J. Craig Andrews, Scot Burton, and Laurel Aynne Cook

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Apr 2017
It has been since 1990 that the landmark Nutritional Labeling Education Act (NLEA) was passed in the United States, and since 1969 that the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition ... More

Nutrition Labeling in Health and Risk Messaging in Asia  

May O. Lwin, Jerrald Lau, Andrew Z. H. Yee, and Cyndy Au

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Apr 2017
Populated by a diverse spread of cultures, Southeast Asia is represented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional organization comprising some 622 million people ... More

Occupation and the Risk Message Recipient  

Clare Hocking

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May 2017
Responding to health messages about environmental risks and risky behaviors requires adjustments to what individuals do: how they organize and perform occupations, and their understanding ... More

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