The Role of Causality in Information Acceptance in Narratives: An Example From Science Communication

@article{Dahlstrom2010TheRO,
  title={The Role of Causality in Information Acceptance in Narratives: An Example From Science Communication},
  author={Michael F. Dahlstrom},
  journal={Communication Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={857-875}
}
Narratives represent a powerful and ubiquitous form of communication that influence what individuals believe about the world. While the field of narrative persuasion investigates how narratives affect attitudes and behaviors, it rarely considers structural variables discussed in the field of discourse psychology. This study examines the utility of bridging these fields by testing the persuasive influence of novel science information relative to the internal causal structure of a narrative… CONTINUE READING
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