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dc.contributor.advisorMendez, Roque
dc.contributor.authorBell, Michael A. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-01T20:50:17Z
dc.date.available2015-06-01T20:50:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationBell, M. A. (2015). The effects of sensational language in news on memory and attitudes (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5545
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated whether news presented in a sensational style - using language with higher emotional arousal--influenced the readers' attitudes about the article topic, and their memory and comprehension of the factual information, compared to news presented in a less arousing style. Participants (N = 127) read a sensational or calm version of two online news articles. The dependent variables were a composite Knowledge score, comprised of comprehension and recognition memory scores of the article's factual information, and Attitude Change scores. No differences in the dependent variables were found as a function of the arousal manipulation. Robust interaction effects were found between the stories and the order in which they were read.
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dc.format.extent71 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectSensational
dc.subjectNews
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectArousal
dc.subjectMemory
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectTabloidization
dc.subject.lcshSensationalism in journalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPersuasion (Psychology)en_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Sensational Language in News on Memory and Attitudes
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCzyzewska, Maria
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTooley, Kristen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychological Research
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
txstate.departmentPsychology


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