Mass Communication Psychology

Mass Communication Psychology

  • How do Spatial and Temporal elements of Mobile use affect the user’s personal life?

    How mobile phones as a surveillance tool among common people affects their life is my enquiry.

    Balasaravanan Thiruvambalam · Pondicherry University

    Thanks, Different space and different time of the mobile user’s location colloids in the interactive time of the communication may lead to Mobile Embodied Interaction. . .

  • Aditya Kumar Shukla added an answer:
    What will be the methodoloy to analyze the fear psychosis developed by Media News?

    Please share any paper if you have.

    Aditya Kumar Shukla · AMITY University, Gwalior

    Thanks Sandra for valuable suggestions.

  • Jair Vega added an answer:
    Can anyone refer studies related to parental mediation and television news..?

    what are the related studies in parental mediation especially television, news media, Teenagers... 

    Jair Vega · Universidad del Norte (Colombia)

    Anu, maybe you know these studies, however I send its.

    Moniek Buijzen, Juliette H. Walma van der Molen, and Patricia Sondij
    Parental Mediation of Children's Emotional Responses to a Violent News Event
    Communication Research April 2007 34: 212-230, doi:10.1177/0093650206298070

    Exploring the effects of active parental mediation of television content
    Erica Weintraub Austin
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
    Vol. 37, Iss. 2, 1993

    The Role of Parental Mediation in the Political Socialization Process
    Erica Weintraub Austin , Bruce E. Pinkleton
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
    Vol. 45, Iss. 2, 2001

    In this paper we did a reference to that issue, but it not was directly.

    Vega, J. & Lafaurie, A. (2013). A Children’s Observatory of Television: «Observar TV», a Space for Dialogue between Children. Comunicar, 40, 145-153. (DOI: 10.3916/C40-2013-03-05).

    I hope these references have been helpful.


    Jair Vega

  • Paurav Shukla added an answer:
    How does one measure affinity seeking behavior among employees?

    In communication and social psychology literature lot of discussion has been initiated, the affinity seeking behavior has also been observed in organizational settings by the working working around, in order to measure the extent of such behavior there must be existence of  any scale, if some body knows about it please help me

    Paurav Shukla · Glasgow Caledonian University

    Have you looked at the following work:

    Eva M. Oberecker, Petra Riefler, Adamantios Diamantopoulos (2008) The Consumer Affinity Construct: Conceptualization, Qualitative Investigation, and Research Agenda. Journal of International Marketing: September 2008, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 23-56.


    This work focuses on consumer affinity but parts of it can surely be used in organizational setting I believe. Have a look! 

  • What is the score template of the Psychological Screening Inventory by Richard I. Lanyon, Ph.D. © 1973, 1978?
    I am a student from Babes Bolyai University-Romania, and I have a study and I cannot continue without this scoring template. I don't have possibilities to buy the template. The test was bought by the university but the template is gone and I already take the test with more than 100 students.
    Béatrice Marianne Ewalds-Kvist · Stockholm University

    The template can be bought separately. Perhaps your university can buy the missing template:

  • Marita Quiroga added an answer:
    Is everything psychological simultaneously biological? Do you agree of disagree?
    Interested in the correlation between criminal tendencies and biological makeup.
    Marita Quiroga · Poder judicial de la provincia de Mendoza
    Estoy de acuerdo
  • Jay Michaels added an answer:
    What is the major theme of Lewin's Field Theory of Personality?
    Personality theories
    Jay Michaels · Presbyterian College
    Kurt Lewin's core idea was to shift psychology's focus from what he deemed an "Aristotelian" to a "Galileian" approach. That is, he suggested that psychology needed to follow physics and have less focus on the idea of static, unchanging concepts and more focus on psychological dynamics.

    One of the major cores in Lewin's work is the idea of a "life space." A "life space" is the combination of all factors that influence a person's behavior at a given moment in time. Therefore, a life space may include instantaneous thought, memory, drives and motives, personality, as well as the situation and external environmental factors. This idea is prominent today with the idea of the person-situation interaction.

    Field Theory is essentially an attempt to provide a somewhat empirical approach to capture a person's life space analytically. A person's "psychological field" emerges dynamically in relation to the individual's life space. Lewin suggested that the fundamental ways to get at a person's "psychological field" included a) avoiding rote classification, b) focus on the dynamic properties of events (e.g. how thought changes in the situation), c) a psychological approach instead of a physical approach, d) focus on the entire situation - not on individual components in isolation, e) always consider time, and f) develop a mathematical representation of the psychological field. (These ideas are well summarized in Sahakian's 1975 book on psychology history.)

    In sum, Lewin's theory is basically that people are dynamic creatures with dynamic thoughts, emotions, and psychological forces. To understand people from a psychological perspective, Lewin advocates that one considers all possible factors that influence a person's behavior and consider how those factors interact and change in time to influence the person's present state.

    Hope this helps!
  • Joachim Sturmberg added an answer:
    Connection between cognitive schemas, frames, paradigms and social scripts
    According to social cognition theory, we have cognitive schemas (schemata). In political psychology and media studies we have frames. In the philosophy of science we have paradigms. In cultural studies we have social scripts. I think these concepts are related. People interpret things with certain schemas as frame of reference. Anything that doesn't fit into the familiar schemas are poorly understood. People interpret the behavior of others, and their own behavior too, in terms of familiar scripts, and behave accordingly. It is very difficult for people to behave outside the known scripts or understand others who do. People tend to interpret foreign cultures with their own culture as frame of reference or norm. This is called ethnocentrism. The same applies to science. Scientists who are trained in a particular paradigm have difficulties understanding theories in a new and competing paradigm.

    I think all these phenomena are related and all have to do with cognitive processing. But I can't find any literature that link all these concepts together. Can anybody recommend some good literature that links these concepts together?
    Joachim Sturmberg · University of Newcastle
    Thanks Simon, that was just what I needed today.
  • José Gerardo Alvarado asked a question:
    How do you use Golumbia's (2009) "The cultural logic of computation"?
    We are planning on using the book in a graduate social media studies class.
  • Pulugurta Chandrasekhar asked a question:
    How does communication research help in making communication policy?
    How does communication research help in making communication policy?
  • Paul Hillery added an answer:
    I am working on a peer-review article with regard to burnout in human services practitioners ( Addiction counselors) I would appreciate any help or feedback related to the topic, I am a graduate student in his final semester
    Hello, I am a Graduate student currently working toward publishing a peer-review scholarly journal article. My thesis was based on Burnout in Human services practitioners, I completed my research utilizing a literature review based on this interesting topic. I would like feedback and any salient information related to burnout. Thank you
    Paul Hillery · United Nations Organization
    I am here in Germany where high work ethic and burn out are common, yet only 35% have full time employment. I find the mental and physical health care, parental leave policies (husbands can take off to help ith the newborns) and attitude of the people in general very good. Other countries should look into it as a possible model.

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