Paul Hendriks Vettehen

Paul Hendriks Vettehen
Radboud University | RU · Behavioural Science Institute

PhD

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Online retailers are employing interactive technologies to reduce the risk of online purchases. Augmented reality (AR) serves this aim by placing virtual 3D objects (e.g., new furniture) into the consumers’ home. This study investigates the consumer’s acceptance of AR applications via a modified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Also, we examined...
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We are studying the impact of AI (vs a human) making decisions about you on your Sense of Agency and the acceptance of both the decision and the decision maker
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Research has demonstrated the importance of economic forecasts for financial decisions at the aggregate economic level. However, little is known about the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms that economic forecasts activate at the level of individual decision-making. In the present study, we used event-related brain potentials (ERPs) to...
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Immersive storytelling technologies in journalism are thought to have the power to boost viewer responses to news in ways heretofore undreamed of. However, research is scarce. This study is the first to investigate what 360-degree camera video as a means for conveying news stories might add to traditional 2D video. A one-factorial between-subjects...
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A large body of cross-national research grounded in cultivation theory has shown that media use contributes to gender stereotypes across media platforms and content types, including health messages. However, little is known about the relationship between media use and gendered perceptions of diseases. This topic is important for health communicatio...
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This study investigates the truism that sensationalism in news is a guarantee for success in terms of selling the story to the public. More specifically, it investigates the impact of sensationalist content and packaging features on news viewing behavior. A web-based experiment among 190 participants was conducted in which participants could watch...
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This study investigates whether including sensationalist features in news stories is an appropriate strategy for news organizations to both attract and inform young adults. An experiment was conducted to examine whether content (negative versus neutral) and packaging (tabloid versus non-tabloid) of television news stories influenced preferences for...
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This study examined the idea that the rise of broadband Internet has contributed to an aggravation of the divide between those who are politically active and those who are not. It was hypothesized that both access to broadband Internet (as an individual-level characteristic) and broadband penetration (as a country-level characteristic) would streng...
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This study addresses the self-fulfilling prophecy effect, in the domain of economic decision-making. We present experimental data in support of the hypothesis that speculative forecasts of economic change can impact individuals’ economic decision behavior, prior to any realized changes. In a within-subjects experiment, participants (N = 40) played...
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This study investigates whether the decreased trust in news media can be explained by the increase in sensationalism in news. To this end, an experiment was conducted in which viewers (N = 288) evaluated sensationalist versus non-sensationalist television news in terms of perceived news quality and perceived sensationalism. Each participant watched...
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This study investigated the impact of formal features on the recognition of televised public service announcements in a real-life setting. Recognition percentages of 193 public service advertisements (PSAs) derived from campaign evaluation studies were related to content analysis data of the ads. Regression analyses showed that formal features of P...
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This study investigated the role of television news as entertainment by focusing on the enjoyment that viewers experience while watching television news stories. In particular, the study examined the relationship between arousing news stories and enjoyment, and explored the potential moderating role of age and sensation seeking. Participants (N = 2...
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The aim of the present study is to examine, on the one hand, whether adult television viewers’ choices are influenced by their childhood experience (i.e., their parents’ viewing choices) and, on the other hand, whether their choices are influenced by their current context (e.g., their partners’ choices). The sample consists of 844 heterosexual coup...
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This study aimed at answering the question whether preferences for negative content and a tabloid production style in television news stories vary with different age groups and gender. An experiment with 288 participants was conducted. As expected, results showed that age and gender moderated the influence of negative content and tabloid packaging...
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The effect of camera changes on the recognition and evaluation of Postbus 51 campaign advertisements The effect of camera changes on the recognition and evaluation of Postbus 51 campaign advertisements Campaign advertisements of the Dutch Government (the so-called Postbus 51 campaigns) that were broadcast between 1999 and 2009 on the Dutch televisi...
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In many scholarly writings about journalism, the idea can be found that competitive pressure urges journalists to make news more arousing. This hypothesis was tested in two cultural settings: the Western European culture and the Chinese-dominated culture. A total of 3028 TV news stories from seven different markets, or 12 different news programs, w...
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PAUL HENDRIKS VETTEHEN & MARISKA KLEEMANS The effect of camera changes on the recognition and evaluation of Postbus 51 campaign advertisements Campaign advertisements of the Dutch Government (the so-called Postbus 51 campaigns) that were broadcast between 1999 and 2(3(39 on the Dutch television were used to examine whether camera changes with and w...
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This study investigates the processes by which competition in the television news market might promote the presence of arousing characteristics in television news. A total of 3,024 news stories from six Dutch television news programs over the period 1990 to 2004 were investigated through content analysis. The findings of the study show overall incr...
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The present study contributes to the external validity of the framing concept by studying the effects of frames actually utilized in newspaper articles. The study assesses the persuasive influence of such frames on the interpretation of news, and how issue involvement and attitude interfere in this process. A total of 282 participants were presente...
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The present study contributes to the external validity of the framing concept by studying the effects of frames actually utilized in newspaper articles. The study assesses the persuasive influence of such frames on the interpretation of news, and how issue involvement and attitude interfere in this process. A total of 282 participants were presente...
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Op zoek naar verklaringen voor sensatie in het nieuws. Een vergelijking tussen Nederlandse, Vlaamse, Waalse, en Franse televisiejournaals In deze studie is een theoretisch model opgesteld ter verklaring voor ver-schillen in sensatie in televisienieuws tussen aanbieders en tussen landen. Het model is aan een eerste test onderworpen middels een kwant...
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In deze studie is een theoretisch model opgesteld ter verklaring voor verschillen in sensatie in televisienieuws tussen aanbieders en tussen landen. Het model is aan een eerste test onderworpen middels een kwantitatieve inhoudsanalyse op nieuwsberichten van publieke en commerciële aanbieders uit Nederland, Vlaanderen, Wallonië en Frankrijk.
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This study investigates the appeal of sensationalist television news. News stories were content analyzed to measure the presence of sensationalist features. In addition, the stories were watched and evaluated by participants to measure the degree to which the items elicited emotional arousal and the degree to which the items were liked. As predicte...
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Both news critics and scholars often contend that increasing competition in the news market urges journalists to sensationalize their stories. Starting from this hypothesis, this article investigates changes in the level of sensationalism in three Dutch current affairs programmes that merged in 1996 as part of a strategy to fight increasing competi...
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Both news critics and scholars often contend that increasing competition in the news market urges journalists to sensationalize their stories. Starting from this hypothesis, this article investigates changes in the level of sensationalism in three Dutch current affairs programmes that merged in 1996 as part of a strategy to fight increasing competi...
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Trends in sensationalism in Dutch television news were investigated through a content analysis of 3 Dutch TV news programs in 1995 and 2001, a period when the competition between Dutch TV news programs increased. Indicators of sensationalism were derived from 4 categories: tabloid packaging, basic needs content, concreteness, and proximity. Results...
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Against the background of the current European competitive media landscape, the media are more and more compelled to legitimize their activities in their own national context as well as at a European level. Meanwhile, the nature of the media diversity in The Netherlands has changed tremendously; from a society divided along political and religious...
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Data from a nationwide survey of the year 2000 were used to investigate the level and distribution of political knowledge among the Dutch population. The influences of four demographic and socio-economic characteristics on political knowledge were estimated as well as the associations of the latter with the use of various media contents. In order t...
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This study addresses gender differences in television news processing. Male and female subjects were asked to verbalize their thoughts while they watched an edited television newscast. The authors use an interpretive procedure to analyze both the newscast's content and protocols of the thoughts expressed by the subjects. Results indicate that women...
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The present article discusses the problem of separating the motivation conceptempirically from other relevant concepts in research on mass media audiences.For about half a century, audience researchers use questionnaire items with adistinct format as measurements of motivations for media exposure. It isargued that these motivation items grammatical...
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A number of findings in television news research indicate that men on average recall news items better than women do. Some of these findings also suggest that these differences in recall may partly be explained by differences in educational level and differences in background knowledge. The present study starts from an alternative view on these fin...
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In social research the use of scales to measure theoretical concepts is common practice. One important reason for this is that single item measurements contain random error that is at least partially eliminated when items are combined in scales. Scales should therefore produce a better approximation of the true value of the concept and, as random e...
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This study critically examines the validity of questionnaire items commonly used to tap motivations in Uses and Gratifications research. It argues that in Uses and Gratifications theory the motivation concept represents the casual link between needs and behavior: a need gives rise to a motivation, which in turn guides behavior. The intermediate nat...
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3 a 4 % de la population neerlandaise ne regardent jamais la television. L'analyse des resultats d'une enquete menee dans le pays en 1989 fait apparaitre deux categories de non telespectateurs. D'une part, des calvinistes appartenant souvent aux couches socio-economiques relativement basses et d'autre part, des non calvinistes appartenant aux couch...
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In past decades, the postadolescents (i.e., the young who have not yet entered the labor market or established stable partnership bonds, but have already left the parental home, and as a consequence, are not acknowledged as genuine adults in a social sense) were well known for their relatively libertarian sociopolitical value orientations. The main...

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