Selective Exposure to Communication

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Subject Index

A
Absorbing messages, see Intervention potential
Affect,
influence on selective exposure, 157-187
Affect-dependent stimulus arrangement,
theory of, 158-163
Affinity,
behavioral, 164-166, 176, 186
Aggressive fantasies, 122
Appeal,
of comedy, 226-230
as a function of mood, 174-178, 180-182
of comforting messages, 182-186
of drama,
as a function of mood, 173-182
of exciting programs, 170-173, 186
of game shows,
as a function of mood, 174-176
of nurturant messages, 183-184
of pacifying messages, 182-186
of pornography, 123-126, 173
of prosocial messages, 79-80
of relaxing programs, 170-173, 186, 236
of social-role information, 72-73, 83-85
of violence, 76-79, 106-109, 117-120, 147-154
as a function of aggressive thoughts, 121-123
Arousal, see Excitation
Audience flow, 94
Aversive states,
alleviation from, see Relief

B, C
Boredom
and selective exposure, 158, 170-173, 186
Channel loyalty, 94, 97, 206-207
Channel repertoire, 207-209
Channel switching, 97, 211
Choice,
among available offerings, see Cognitive processes, in selective exposure; Orienting search
Cognitive dissonance, 11-33
avoidance and reduction of, 12, 19, 26, 74-76, 80-82, 85-87
enhancement of, 16, 26
Cognitive processes,
in selective exposure, 161-163, 212-214
Comedy,
hostile vs nonhostile, 176-177, see also Appeal, of comedy, as a function of mood
Crime,
perception of, see Fear of crime
Cultivation hypothesis, 103-106, 121, 133, 141-143, 147-149, 184-186

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Contributors ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Selective-Exposure Phenomena 1
  • 2 - Cognitive Dissonance in Selective Exposure 11
  • References 31
  • 3 - Measuring Exposure to Television 35
  • References 58
  • 4 - Informational Utility and Selective Exposure to Entertainment Media 63
  • References 88
  • 5 - Determinants of Television Viewing Preferences 93
  • References 110
  • 6 - Thought and Action as Determinants of Media Exposure 113
  • References 136
  • 7 - Fear of Victimization and the Appeal of Crime Drama 141
  • References 154
  • 8 - Affect, Mood, and Emotion as Determinants of Selective Exposure 157
  • References 187
  • 9 - Selective Exposure to Educational Television 191
  • References 200
  • 10 - Cable and Program Choice 203
  • References 223
  • 11 - "Play It Again, Sam": Repeated Exposure to Television Programs 225
  • Acknowledgment 241
  • Author Index 243
  • Subject Index 249
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