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Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal
Despite the general presence of reality-based television programming for more than a decade and its recent increasing popularity, the extant literature on the phenomenon is limited. In Study 1, weExpand
Emotional and Cognitive Predictors of the Enjoyment of Reality-Based and Fictional Television Programming: An Elaboration of the Uses and Gratifications Perspective
This article reports the results of two studies designed to compare predictors of enjoyment of reality-based and fictional television programming. In Study 1, 260 adults completed a survey of theirExpand
Food Advertising During Children's Television Programming on Broadcast and Cable Channels
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The nature and extent of food marketing messages presented during children's television programs are identified, while also classifying the products advertised using a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services consumer food rating scheme. Expand
Differences in Theoretical Constructs of Processing Health Information in Narrative Entertainment Television Messages
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Comparisons showed that while most individual constructs of theories predicted belief change, the theories were not interchangeable and different constructs represented in the three theories were significant predictors of belief change. Expand
Website Users’ Perceptions of Source Credibility Through Online Doctor Profiles: Cultural Differences Based on Doctors’ Approach to Medicine
Abstract Using a between-subjects experimental design with an online post-test survey, the perception of a bio-psychosocial approach in relation to physician credibility was investigated. One hundredExpand
Midwife and Doula Information on the Web: An Analysis of Websites that Provide Information About Pregnancy and Childbirth
Abstract This study analyzed midwife and doula information on pregnancy and childbirth websites originating in the U.S. A two-fold sampling process of top Google search results and purposive samplingExpand