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Me versus them: Third-person effects among Facebook users
  • M. Tsay-Vogel
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • New Media Soc.
  • 1 October 2016
Applying the third-person effect (TPE) hypothesis to the context of social media, this research uniquely investigates the difference in estimated Facebook effects on self versus others, relationship between perceptions of Facebook use and estimated Facebookeffects on self vs others, and association between perceived desirability of Facebook as a social medium and estimatedFacebook effects onSelf versus others. Expand
How Violent Video Games Communicate Violence: A Literature Review and Content Analysis of Moral Disengagement Factors
Mechanisms of moral disengagement in violent video game play have recently received considerable attention among communication scholars. To date, however, no study has analyzed the prevalence ofExpand
Fandom and the Search for Meaning: Examining Communal Involvement With Popular Media Beyond Pleasure
The present study expands on current theorizing about fandom by considering how communal involvement with popular media extends beyond pleasure and is more strongly associated with the search forExpand
Theorizing Parasocial Interactions Based on Authenticity: The Development of a Media Figure Classification Scheme
The relationships viewers develop with media figures have received substantial attention in the scholarship of entertainment. The present research proposes an original four-dimension classificationExpand
Social media cultivating perceptions of privacy: A 5-year analysis of privacy attitudes and self-disclosure behaviors among Facebook users
Findings at the global level support the socializing role of Facebook in cultivating more relaxed privacy attitudes, subsequently increasing self-disclosure in both offline and online contexts, and longitudinal trends indicate that while risk perceptions increased for heavy users, they remained stable for light users. Expand
Beyond Heroes and Villains: Examining Explanatory Mechanisms Underlying Moral Disengagement
In recent years, theorizing regarding the role and importance of media entertainment in everyday life has garnered much serious attention by media effects scholars. The role of moral judgments,Expand
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research on Bullying in Adolescence
Bullying is a significant public health problem in the United States that affects youth functioning in multiple domains. Much of the research on bullying to date has focused on children, however,Expand
What Makes Characters’ Bad Behaviors Acceptable? The Effects of Character Motivation and Outcome on Perceptions, Character Liking, and Moral Disengagement
Many characters in entertainment content behave in morally questionable ways at least some of the time. However, the negative effects of those behaviors on individuals’ judgments of the character mayExpand
The Dual Role of Morally Ambiguous Characters: Examining the Effect of Morality Salience on Narrative Responses
Using social comparison theory as a framework, 2 experiments examined the effects of a person's self-perception on responses to characters who display varying levels of morality. Study 1 found thatExpand
Inspirational Reality TV: The Prosocial Effects of Lifestyle Transforming Reality Programs on Elevation and Altruism
In light of recent theories of meaningful media that suggest a host of psychological benefits, the present study uniquely extends the boundaries of the effects of reality TV from simply offeringExpand