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Exploring the Framing Effects of Emotion
  • Robin L. Nabi
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Commun. Res.
  • 1 April 2003
Evidence that fear and anger can differentially affect information accessibility, desired information seeking, and policy preference is offered, though these effects may be contingent on schema development. Expand
Explaining the Effects of Narrative in an Entertainment Television Program: Overcoming Resistance to Persuasion
Research has examined the ability of entertainment-education (E-E) programs to influence behavior across a variety of health and social issues. However, less is known about the underlying mechanismsExpand
Reasoning through emotion: An explication and test of a cognitive-functional model for the effects of discrete negative emotions on information processing, attitude change, and recall
Drawing from cognitive response models of persuasion, functional emotion theories, and theoretical and empirical work on the influence of message-relevant and message-irrelevant affect on attitudes,Expand
The theoretical versus the lay meaning of disgust: Implications for emotion research
Appraisal research based on participants' self-report of emotional experiences is predicated on the assumption that the academic community and the lay public share comparable meanings of the emotionExpand
All Joking Aside: A Serious Investigation into the Persuasive Effect of Funny Social Issue Messages
This research was designed to assess the effects of contemporary political humor on information processing and persuasion, focusing specifically on two competing processes: processingExpand
Does Television Viewing Cultivate Unrealistic Expectations About Marriage
One explanation for the high divorce rate in our society focuses on the idealistic expectations with which many people enter into marriage. The media have been cited as the source of or majorExpand
Conceptualizing Media Enjoyment as Attitude: Implications for Mass Media Effects Research
Despite its popularity in mass media effects research, the concept of media enjoyment has yet to be clearly explicated or theoretically integrated into media effects theories. In this analysis, theExpand
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
Anger, fear, uncertainty, and attitudes: a test of the cognitive-functional model
The cognitive-functional model of discrete negative emotions and attitude change (CFM; Nabi, 1999) attempts to bridge the theoretical gap between “emotional” and “rational” approaches to persuasionExpand