Mass Communication Psychology

Mass Communication Psychology

  • 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

    Thank you very much sir

  • Roy Bhikharie 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?
    Roy Bhikharie

    In addition to my answer Agner, the following information might also be interesting to you: Based on the panoramic life-review during near-death experiences (NDEs) reported by some patients (and on the descriptions of veridical perceptions of blind people) during out-of-body experiences at the time of this experience, after experiencing clinical death and reanimation, Van Lommel et al. (2001) concluded that memories and awareness might not be localized in the brain as assumed.

    Van Lommel, P., Van Wees, R., Meyers, V., Elfferich, I. (2001). Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrests: A prospective study in the Netherlands. The Lancet, 358, 2039-2045.

  • Sandy Howell added an answer:
    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.

    Sandy Howell

    Interesting to think about how you might apply "Spatial" and "Temporal". I interpret your question as how people understand application benefits of mobile devices. I know many people who are spatially challenged, and could not navigate successfully without the use of GPS, no matter how familiar they are with their surroundings. Using GPS in your vehicle, or on any mobile device you might carry, is a Human technological support system. Internationally, it is relied on by people to find businesses, residences, and to determine available services wherever you are.

    If you travel in unfamiliar territory, say for instance Italy, you can easily navigate without being familiar. You can find Great Grandma even though you don't speak the language. Her home can be reached by using services to negotiate your way to her address. Your temporal element has no time or destination barrier, because "There's an App for that". 

    So how does this affect personal lives? By example, you can see that we are not just a mobile society as we were with horse and buggy, then powered vehicles. We have growing access to world travel without a guide and itinerary. We can find our way around communities with expanding wireless service, even the most remote towns are gaining temporal elements to bring the world to them. You can leave home and go most anywhere you want, find most anyone or place- Google it. It's a personal revolution to those of us who are unafraid to spontaneously discover new horizons and cultures. It's an astounding revelation to those who fear the unknown and being lost. 

  • Mark West 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... 

    Mark West


    Austin, E. W., Roberts, D. F., & Nass, C. I. (1990). Influences of family communication on children's television-interpretation processes. Communication research, 17(4), 545-564.

    Warren, R., Gerke, P., & Kelly, M. A. (2002). Is there enough time on the clock? Parental involvement and mediation of children's television viewing. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 46(1), 87-111.

    Nathanson, A. I. (2001). Parent and child perspectives on the presence and meaning of parental television mediation. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 45(2), 201-220.

    Warren, R. (2001). In words and deeds: Parental involvement and mediation of children's television viewing. The Journal of Family Communication, 1(4), 211-231.

  • Rohit M Parikh 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

    Rohit M Parikh

    Affinity gets reflected from within & these gets reflected on our face resulting that face is our mirror ..Affinity shows positive attitude,sympathetic  approach ,emotion approach for the disturbing personal problem of employees & such other behavior approach & guideline receive merciful line of action .This happy & healthy environment make the working atmosphere for employees receive beneficial result..This is my personal opinion 

  • Béatrice Marianne Ewalds-Kvist added an answer:
    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

    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
    Estoy de acuerdo
  • Jay Michaels added an answer:
    What is the major theme of Lewin's Field Theory of Personality?
    Personality theories
    Jay Michaels
    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!
  • 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
    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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