Mary Beth Oliver, Julia K. Woolley, Anthony M. Limperos

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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of scholarship on effects of media communication. To organize this vast literature, this chapter highlights three broad classes of effects: those that reflect cumulative, gradual exposure to messages; those that occur in the immediate viewing context; and those related to audience use, interpretation, and response. We end the chapter by examining what newer technologies imply for effects-related theories, as well as suggesting possible directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheories and Models of Communication
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783110240450
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Agenda setting
  • Cultivation
  • Media effects
  • Media enjoyment
  • Media psychology
  • Priming
  • Uses and gratifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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