Social Identity and Group Emotion: Media Effects and Support for Military Intervention
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CitationBradshaw, S., & Kenski, K. (2019). Social Identity and Group Emotion: Media Effects and Support for Military Intervention. International Journal Of Communication, 13, 21. Retrieved from https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/9978
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AbstractThis study examines how news coverage of terrorist threats affects emotions that then shape support for antiterrorism policies, presidential approval, and attitudes toward Muslims. Using a national sample, news stories were experimentally manipulated to emphasize terrorist threats (high/low) and depictions of U.S. military strength (high/low). Results show that group-based anger-when people thought about themselves as Americans-mediated the relationships between threat coverage and antiterrorism policies, whereas group-based fear did not. On the other hand, group-based fear mediated the relationship between threat coverage and negative attitudes toward Muslims, whereas group-based anger did not. When people thought about themselves as individuals, neither anger nor fear mediated these relationships.
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