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Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment
Although the rational choice approach toward political behavior has been severely criticized, its adherents claim that competing models have failed to offer a more scientific model of politicalExpand
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Social Implications of the Internet
The Internet is a critically important research site for sociologists testing theories of technology diffusion and media effects, particularly because it is a medium uniquely capable of integratingExpand
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Common knowledge : news and the construction of political meaning
Photo opportunities, ten-second sound bites, talking heads and celebrity anchors: so the world is explained daily to millions of Americans. The result, according to the experts, is an ignorantExpand
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The future of the mass audience
Introduction 1. The communications revolution 2. The logic of electronic integration 3. The psychology 4. The fragmentation of the mass audience 5. The political economy of the mass media 6. TheExpand
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The Paradox of Mass Politics: Knowledge and Opinion in the American Electorate
  • W. Neuman
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1 November 1987
A central current in the history of democratic politics is the tensions between the political culture of an informed citizenry and the potentially antidemocratic impulses of the larger mass ofExpand
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The Dynamics of Public Attention: Agenda‐Setting Theory Meets Big Data
Researchers have used surveys and experiments to better understand communication dynamics, but confront consistent distortion from self-report data. But now both digital exposure and resultingExpand
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Big Data, Digital Media, and Computational Social Science
We live life in the network. We check our e-mails regularly, make mobile phone calls from almost any location ... make purchases with credit cards ... [and] maintain friendships through online socialExpand
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Taming the Information Tide: Perceptions of Information Overload in the American Home
This study reports on new media adopters’ perceptions of and reactions to the shift from push broadcasting and headlines to the pull dynamics of online search. Expand
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Differentiation and Integration: Two Dimensions of Political Thinking
  • W. Neuman
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 May 1981
Conceptual differentiation refers to the number of discrete elements of political information individuals utilize in their evaluation of political issues. In contrast with the more commonly usedExpand
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