Tag: communication research center

Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Icek Ajzen

This fall’s Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series features Dr. Icek Ajzen, professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. The event will be held Wednesday, November 9th 2016 from 4-5 pm, with a reception following, in the Metcalf Trustee Center on 1 Silber Way (9th floor). Learn more about the Communication Research Center.

COM Professor Mina Tsay-Vogel Sheds Light on Undergrad Facebook Habits

The hours young adults spend on social media networks every day influence their behavior and attitudes about privacy. Heavy social network users who read friends’ updates and share information about themselves become acclimated to the act of posting their information as they read daily about their friends and the world, spurring them to post more… Read More

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… Read More

CRC at the National Communication Association convention

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… Read More

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