Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 12 no. 1 2006
Marashlian, Tamara D.
"Just delivering the news or something more? How the mass media influence public opinion and public perception,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol12/iss1/7