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The 2004 presidential election between George W. Bush and John F. Kerry: an analysis of visually comparative televised advertisements
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This study used impression management theory and framing to explore how George W. Bush and John F. Kerry used nonverbal behavior cues (body movement, eye gaze, facial expression, posture, gestures, and dress/clothing) and ...
Reality TV and interpersonal relationship perceptions
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
The objective of this research was to understand the relationship between viewer motives for watching reality TV, reality TV exposure, and interpersonal relationship perceptions. The interpersonal relationship perceptions ...
Bumping up the body: examining the impact of celebrity gossip magazines on body image during pregnancy
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
The present analysis examined the impact of celebrity gossip magazine coverage on pregnant women through both quantitative and qualitative methods. Study 1 employed both objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) ...
Information, pleasure, and persuasion: how motivations function in talking politics
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
Scholars have long debated the role that communication plays in the formation and functioning of a democratic system. Philosopher John Dewey (1927) suggested that citizen-to-citizen talk serves as the very foundation of ...