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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

12

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 48-60

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2006

Abstract

The media, which include radio, television and newspapers, have become a crucial part of society as it provides the public with a variety of information on a daily basis. As a result, the media can potentially influence public opinion and public perception. This review examines the current research on how the media are influential and, in the process, the degree to which the media are responsible for creating public opinion. Also explained is the third-person effect, defined as the belief that a person considers himself to be less influenced by the media than others. Furthermore, the review focuses on the media's coverage of politics. The review will also discuss the implications of Internet and on-line news on the media.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

13 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 12 no. 1 2006

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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