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Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment by H O'Hair

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COLLEGE STUDENTS AND LEGALIZED MARIJUANA

Knowledge Gaps and Belief Gaps Regarding the Law and Health Effects

Douglas Blanks Hindman

Communication research has shown a resurgence of interest in the impact of partisan identification in communication processes. For example, self-identification as a Democrat or Republican, or as a liberal or conservative, predicts perceptions of hostility and media bias against in-groups and in favor of out-groups (Gunther, 1992; Gunther, Miller, & Liebhart, 2009; Gunther, Edgerly, Akin, & Broesch, 2012). Partisan identification is associated with motivated reasoning in which conclusions complimentary toward one’s in-group are favored over conclusions favored by nonpartisan experts (Kruglanski & Webster, 1996; ...

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