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Expectancy Violations in Relationships with Friends and Media Figures
Expectancy violations can have damaging effects in social relationships, but their comparative effects on relationships with media figures has not been explored. A questionnaire was given to 125Expand
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What makes good games go viral? The role of technology use, efficacy, emotion and enjoyment in players' decision to share a prosocial digital game
  • E. Cohen
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Comput. Hum. Behav.
  • 1 April 2014
A panel study explores how several factors, including sharing technology use, emotional responses, and game enjoyment, contribute to players' decision to share the game Darfur is Dying, with others. Expand
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Responses to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on Monk Among Series Fans: Parasocial Relations, Presumed Media Influence, and Behavioral Outcomes
This study explored responses to Monk, a television series about a detective with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), from the perspective of parasocial relationships and the influence of presumedExpand
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Gifts of giving: The role of empathy and perceived benefits to others and self in young adults’ decisions to become organ donors
Trait empathy and self-interest exert a strong influence on different prosocial behaviors, but their role in the promotion of organ donation registration is unclear. A survey examined how perceivedExpand
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Individual Differences in In-Person and Social Media Television Coviewing: The Role of Emotional Contagion, Need to Belong, and Coviewing Orientation
The popularity of social media television coviewing is growing, but little is known about why people engage in these connected viewing experiences or how they differ from in-person coviewings. Expand
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How Low-Income Residents Decide Between Emergency and Primary Health Care for Non-Urgent Treatment
Overcrowding in U.S. emergency departments (ED) is a growing national problem that results in delayed or obstructed care and costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Studies show that access toExpand
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The Role of Message Frame, Perceived Risk, and Ambivalence in Individuals' Decisions to Become Organ Donors
  • E. Cohen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health communication
  • 30 November 2010
The decision to become an organ donor involves considering both self-relevant risks and the needs of others. This study applied prospect theory to examine how news exemplar message frames that focusExpand
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Mental Health-Related Outcomes of Robin Williams’ Death: The Role of Parasocial Relations and Media Exposure in Stigma, Help-Seeking, and Outreach
ABSTRACT This study explores responses to the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams, focusing on the role of celebrity attachment and exposure to media coverage following his suicide. A total of 350Expand
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Portrayal of Mental Illness on the TV Series Monk: Presumed Influence and Consequences of Exposure
This study of responses to the TV series Monk, about a detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder, examines perceptions and behaviors related to mental illness. A total of 172 respondents completedExpand
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