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Enjoyment of Mediated Fright and Violence: A Meta-Analysis
In this meta-analysis, we synthesized data from published journal articles that investigated viewers' enjoyment of fright and violence. Given the limited research on this topic, this analysis wasExpand
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Support for Censorship of Television Violence
This study examined predictors of support for censorship of television violence, including third-person effects (the belief that others are more affected by televised violence than oneself) andExpand
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Parasocial Interaction With Liked, Neutral, and Disliked Characters on a Popular TV Series
In this study, 174 respondents completed an online questionnaire measuring their responses to a liked, neutral, or disliked character from the ABC drama Lost. Specifically, they reported theirExpand
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Parents' Responses to Television Violence: The Third-Person Perception, Parental Mediation, and Support for Censorship
Extending prior research on the third-person effect, which has focused on perceived media effects on adults, the present study examined parents' beliefs about the effects of televised violence onExpand
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Adolescents’ Conceptions of Work
Anticipatory socialization is the process of gaining knowledge about work that begins in early childhood and continues until entering the workplace full-time. On self-administered questionnaires, 64Expand
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The Third-Person effect in perceptions of the influence of television violence
This study examines the third-person effect (the belief that others are more affected by media messages than oneself) for two different effects of televised violence, mean world perceptions andExpand
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Parasocial and Online Social Relationships
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Mobile Phone Use, Emotion Regulation, and Well-Being
This study examined the use of mobile phones to regulate negative emotions, considering both the role of different aspects of phone use and individual differences in emotion regulation strategies. Expand
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Young Voters' Responses to the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election: Social Identity, Perceived Media Influence, and Behavioral Outcomes
Hostile news perceptions, perceived media influence, and behavioral outcomes among Republicans and Democrats were examined before and after the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Predictions wereExpand
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Diffusion of News of the Shuttle Columbia Disaster: The Role of Emotional Responses and Motives for Interpersonal Communication
This study examined the role of emotion in the process of news diffusion following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Respondents reported both sadness and anger, but sadness was the predominantExpand
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