Daniel B. Wackman's research while affiliated with University of Minnesota Duluth and other places

Publications (17)

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This review considers the general nature of cognitive development theories. It describes a number of cognitive structures specified by various cognitive development theorists, discusses research investigating these structures, and presents research on children's responses to television and television advertising which has utilized the various struc...
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Studied the effects of TV advertising on children and their parents by interviewing 615 kindergarten, 3rd-, and 6th-grade children and their mothers from blue-collar and middle-class neighborhoods. Results show clear differences among the 3 age groups of children in their attention to TV commercials, the influence the commercials have on them, the...
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Describes the development of the Minnesota Couple Communication Program (MCCP) and reports an experiment assessing training effects. MCCP is a structured educational program which aims to teach average couples awareness of the rules they use in interacting and how to increase communication skills by learning to change rules and interaction patterns...
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Analysis of endorsements for last four elections shows chain papers more likely to endorse. Degree of homogeneity within chains high for all years.
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New findings from research, leading to new insights, have in the past ten years revealed that effective couple communication is a vital key to effective marital interaction. Some of these insights are listed and described, and the new concepts which have emerged--such as awareness, self-disclosure, esteem-building, and symmetry in husband-wife inpu...
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Systems descriptions vary in two essential ways. First, they vary in terms of the kinds of behaviors used in describing the system. Second, they vary in terms of the way the data are handled. The analysis of interaction patterns in dyads, groups, and larger systems has been difficult to describe. In this paper, an attempt is made to present a viabl...
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In this survey a sample was taken of kindergarten students, third graders, and sixth graders of both sexes and of varying socioeconomic backgrounds for the purpose of exploring their attitudes toward television commercials. Questions concerning the child's mother's attitude towards commercials, the child's cognition of commercials, and the child's...
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Data were obtained from a 1970 survey of 1,094 8th-12th graders. Ss filled out self-administered questionnaires in randomly selected classrooms in 12 schools. Variables measured included: recall of ads, attitudes toward TV ads, materialism, effects of ads on buying, exposure to TV and magazines, family communication about consumption, social utilit...

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... Later, when the subjects became aware of the small cost to nonlow earners, a few relented, but most (61%) continued to rate the plan as unattractive. This finding was consistent with the results of a major study on student attitudes regarding income contingent loans conducted by Johnstone et al. (1972). In the study, 937 students on ten campuses were surveyed to determine their attitudes regarding various loan plan options. ...
... Compost experiment -Variation of behaviour depends on a person's needs (Birkenbeul et al., 2016) -Social learning or personal moral responsibility are increased by observing the behaviour of others (Brekke et al., 2010) Offal degustation -Cultural and social background in meat consumption (Gossard & York, 2003) -Promoting the 'community aspect' as a way of promoting behavioural change for more sustainable consumption (Moraes et al., 2012;Muniz & O'guinn, 2001;Szmigin et al., 2007) Children's games -Children's influence on their parents' consumption behaviour (Shoham & Dalakas, 2005Ward & Wackman, 1972) -Active involvement of children facilitates the connection of new information with prior knowledge (Orellana et al., 2003) Participatory movie -Documentary films as tools to awaken empathy of audience and to trigger social change (Finneran, 2014;Nash & Corner, 2016) -Behavioural change may be facilitated by emotionally reaching people and by creating a feeling of community through social interactions (Nash & Corner, 2016) disgust, which shows that the intervention in the form of a one-time degustation event was probably not sufficient for changing deep-rooted feelings like disgust. The outcome of the process was that the students were able to address the needs of a broad diversity of inhabitants. ...
... Family social capital is also developed in the class (Salvato & Melin, 2008;Sorenson, 2011). One of the ways we encourage developing social capital is through teaching collaborative communication skills (see Hubler, 2009;Miller, Nunnally, Wackman, 1975;Miller & Miller, 2003). Frequent meetings inside and outside class strengthen family capital, as does agreeing on family values, mission, and goals. ...
... Por otro lado, la influencia de la familia es entendida como la interacción padre e hijo y los efectos que esta relación influye sobre el consumo. Ward & Wackman (1972), definen que los aspectos racionales de consumo son aprendidos a través de la interacción con la familia. Moschis & Churchill (1978), dicen que las habilidades de consumo que se adquieren a través de procesos mediadores con la familia y el ambiente. ...
... Parents have vital roles in instructing their children for having appropriate behavior in all aspects of life including financial management. The results by Ward, Wackman, and Wartella (1977) revealed that through prescriptive and proscriptive financial advice, children's attitude toward saving could be developed. They pointed out that if saving was important for parents, their children could adopt this behavior and have it become meaningful for them. ...
... Communication. By the late 1960s, research had shown that ineffective communication was a major cause of marital pathology (Miller, Corrales, and Wackman, 1975). Satir (1964) and Saur (1977) and Beam (1979) revealed that family members viewed positive communication patterns to be a key characteristic of the strength of healthy families. ...
... What young people decide to buy (or influence their parents to buy for them) is influenced by advertising and other commercial content that they are exposed to in the media (see Valkenburg 2003a, 2003b). However, researchers have long argued (e.g., Wackman and Wartella 1977) that children represent a vulnerable audience because their immature cognitive/affective developmental capabilities make it difficult for them to adequately process and respond to commercial messages (Moses and Baldwin 2005) and there is strong evidence that exposure to commercial messages affects young people's health/well-being in both the short and long term (Lobstein et al. 2015). Yet, understanding just how children's development across childhood and into adolescence affects their consumer behavior is still unclear. ...
... Die Idee der Ko-Orientierung fand insbesondere in den 1970er Jahren verbreitet Anwendung. Zu nennen sind etwa die Arbeiten von Clarke zu Musikgeschmack und dessen Abhängigkeit vom sozialen Kontext (Clarke 1972), zur aktiven Informationssuche (Atkin 1972) und zur interpersonalen Kommunikation (Chaffee 1972;Pearce und Stamm 1973;Wackman 1973). Chaffee bezeichnet die verschiedenen Modelle der Ko-Orientierung gar als möglichen Ausweg um die bis dahin wenig beachteten Dynamiken zwischen Mediennutzung und interpersonaler Kommunikation zu untersuchen (Chaffee 1972). ...
... Nevertheless, this is not a comprehensive list. Several other publications also discussed coorientational perspective in the strategic communication scholarship (Bowes & Stamm, 1975;Broom & Dozier, 1990;Cameron & McCollum, 1993;Stamm & Bowes, 1972;Stegall & Sanders, 1986;Tichenor & Wackman, 1973). There were also several more recent publications that applied coorientation theory in the strategic communication context (Avery et al., 2010;Botan & Penchalapadu, 2009;Christen, 2005;Connelly & Knuth, 2002;Hon & Brunner, 2002;Shin & Cameron, 2005). ...
... Research. Miller, Wackman, and Nunnally (1983) found that a group learning context which allowed participants to give and receive interpersonal feedback led to greater gains in participants' communication than learning contexts without these opportunities. Kivlighan and Mullison (1988) and Kivlighan and Goldfine (1991) discovered that interpersonal feedback might help reduce hostility in clients. ...