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Theory of Mind and Communication in Health and Risk Messaging  

M. Jeffrey Farrar, Yao Guan, and Kaitlyn Erhardt

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May 2017
Humans live not only in a physical world but also in a mental world. Theory of mind reflects the understanding that the mind is comprised of different mental states, such as intentions, ... 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

Rehabilitation Groups  

Toby Raeburn

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May 2017
“Rehabilitation groups” refers to community-based organizations which substantially rely on the work of volunteers to assist people with disabilities towards functional independence. One ... More

Publics Approaches to Health and Risk Message Design and Processing  

James E. Grunig and Jeong-Nam Kim

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May 2017
The concept of publics and related notions such as receivers, audiences, stakeholders, mass, markets, target groups, and the public sphere are central to any discussion of formal ... More

Presumed Media Influence in Health and Risk Messaging  

Shirley S. Ho and Andrew Z. H. Yee

Health communication research has often focused on how features of persuasive health messages can directly influence the intended target audience of the messages. However, scholars ... More

Positive Affect Related to Health and Risk Messaging  

Mengfei Guan and Jennifer L. Monahan

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May 2017
Positive emotional appeals can be an important, if often underutilized, component in health campaigns. Research reviewed from advertising, marketing, health communication, and social ... More

Patterns of Reasoning  

William Mosley-Jensen and Edward Panetta

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May 2017
Health professionals and the public puzzle through new or controversial issues by deploying patterns of reasoning that are found in a variety of social contexts. While particular issues ... More

Parents as Agents for Change in Health and Risk Messaging  

Natoshia Askelson and Erica Spies

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May 2017
Parents can be the target of health and risk messages about their children and can be a channel by which children hear health messages. This dual role can make parents powerful agents for ... More

Optimism and Its Associations with Health Behavior and Responses to Health Communication  

Amanda J. Dillard and Erin M. Ellis

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May 2017
When individuals are asked whether they will someday own their own home, enjoy a productive career, or develop a myriad of diseases, many are optimistic. Generally, they think they will ... 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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