Toward a Psychology of Framing Effects

@article{Nelson1997TowardAP,
  title={Toward a Psychology of Framing Effects},
  author={T. Nelson and Zoe M. Oxley and R. Clawson},
  journal={Political Behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={19},
  pages={221-246}
}
Framing is the process by which a communication source constructs and defines a social or political issue for its audience. While many observers of political communication and the mass media have discussed framing, few have explicitly described how framing affects public opinion. In this paper we offer a theory of framing effects, with a specific focus on the psychological mechanisms by which framing influences political attitudes. We discuss important conceptual differences between framing and… Expand
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