Knowledge Acquisition Following Exposure to Cancer News Articles : A Test of the Cognitive Mediation Model

@inproceedings{Jensen2011KnowledgeAF,
  title={Knowledge Acquisition Following Exposure to Cancer News Articles : A Test of the Cognitive Mediation Model},
  author={Jakob D. Jensen},
  year={2011}
}
To test the cognitive mediation model (CMM), a virtual lab study was carried out where participants (N = 602) read 1 of 5 cancer news articles and completed a knowledge posttest (assessing recognition and comprehension). Results were consistent with the CMM and past news learning research, as (a) news surveillance motivation was positively related to story comprehension (but not recognition of specific facts), (b) elaboration mediated the relationship between surveillance and comprehension, and… CONTINUE READING
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