More Than Weighting Cognitive Importance : A Dual-Process Model of Issue Framing Effects

@inproceedings{Slothuus2008MoreTW,
  title={More Than Weighting Cognitive Importance : A Dual-Process Model of Issue Framing Effects},
  author={Rune Slothuus},
  year={2008}
}
Issue frames in policy discourse and news reporting regularly influence citizens’ political opinions. Yet, we only have a limited understanding of how and among whom these framing effects occur. I propose a dual-process model of issue framing effects arguing that we must understand mediators of framing (the how question) in connection with individual-level moderators of framing (the whom question). Experimental results show that issue framing affects opinion through different psychological… CONTINUE READING
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