Communication Yearbook 11 by James A. Anderson

By James A. Anderson

This quantity of Communication Yearbook develops and improves the annual's notable culture of supplying the easiest of present examine in conversation technological know-how. It differs from its predecessors in that every bankruptcy involves an important paintings and criticisms of it, facing such issues because the conception of mediation, potent coverage for well-being care conversation and feminist feedback of tv. different parts coated contain organizational environment and the concept that of the empowering association, the viewpoint opened via dialog research and agenda-setting study. In each one case a perceptive and incisive critique of each bankruptcy is equipped through a number of significant conversation scholars.

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These youngsters were able to account for a range of male and female TV portrayals in this way. Young viewers, even when not especially primed, tend to perceive sex-type attributes in TV characters (Mayes & Valentine, 1979). When not given explicit instructions to attend to particular characters or behaviors, children may still tend to focus more attention on same-sex characters than on opposite-sex characters (Sprafkin & Liebert, 1978). More recent research has indicated that male characters on the screen may often attract greater attention from young viewers of both sexes than do female characters.

1974). Sex-role attitudes and fear of success in relation to achievement 'behavior in women. Dissertation Abstracts International, 3(5-13),2451-2452. Tyler, T. R. (1980). The impact of directly and indirectly experienced events: The origin of crime-related judgements and behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 13-28. Tyler, T. R. (1984). Assessing the risk of crime victimization: The integration of personal victimization and socially transmitted information. Journal of Social Issues, 40, 27-38.

This finding suggests that crime drama may not simply convey images of social dangers but also of social justice, where wrongdoers are eventually caught and punished. It also leaves open the possibility, however, that those who believe in ajust world seek to support these beliefs by more frequent exposure to crime drama on television. Recent research has indicated that, regardless of the direction of causality inferred from correlational links between television viewing and perceptions of crime, demonstration of the nature and significance of television's contribution to these anxieties and beliefs requires a more sophisticated The Perceptive Audience 39 model of influence than that put forward.

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