Media's influence on immigration attitudes: An intergroup threat theory approach

  title={Media's influence on immigration attitudes: An intergroup threat theory approach},
  author={Anita Atwell Seate and Dana Mastro},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  pages={194 - 213}
  • Anita Atwell Seate, Dana Mastro
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Communication Monographs
  • ABSTRACT The current study tests the influence of threatening-mediated intergroup contact on intergroup relations. A 2 (Immigration: Threat, No-threat) × 2 (Ingroup Group Exemplar: Present, Absent) + 1 (Control Condition) experimental design was used to examine both the direct and indirect influence of news exposure on attitudes toward immigration. The moderating role of previous local news consumption was also investigated. Results indicate that exposure to a threatening news story about… CONTINUE READING
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