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June 21st, 2012

Living with Television Now: Advances in Cultivation Theory and Research


George Gerbner’s cultivation theory provides a framework for the analysis of relationships between television viewing and attitudes and beliefs about the world. Since the 1970s, cultivation analysis has been a lens through which to examine television’s contributions to conceptions of violence, sex roles, political attitudes and numerous other phenomena. Hundreds of studies during this time […]

December 15th, 2011

Mina Tsay profiled in “Research”


Assistant Professor Mina Tsay was profiled in Research, which delves into her work on everything from Facebook to reality TV:

May 20th, 2011

CRC at the National Communication Association convention

Mass Communication

The following papers were presented by CRC Researchers at the National Communication Association convention (New Orleans, LA): From Lumpy Rutherford to Nelson Muntz: A Content Analysis of Bullying in Sitcoms Patrice Oppliger Alexandra Sear The Violence Profile: Cable Programs James Shanahan David Blumberg Allyson Galle Joe Hamel Olivia Neir The Violence Profile: Alienation, Gloom and […]

January 27th, 2011

Elasmar named editor of International Journal of Public Opinion Research


Professor Michael G. Elasmar has been chosen by the Executive Council of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) as a new Editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR). This decision to select Dr. Elasmar was reached following a worldwide search conducted by the WAPOR Executive Council. IJPOR, the only journal […]