This study tests an enduring debate about the role of emotions and cognitions as a response to a media message, as well as their subsequent effects on encouraging political participation. Specifically, we test the process of mediation between cognition and emotion in response to an uncivil partisan attack. Our study suggests that cognitive evaluations partially mediate emotional reactions, but that both play a role – funneled through negative feelings – in predicting participation.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2009|
|Event||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2009 Annual Conference - Boston, United States|
Duration: 5 Aug 2009 → 8 Aug 2009
|Conference||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2009 Annual Conference|
|Period||5/08/09 → 8/08/09|