Good News in Bad News: How Negativity Enhances Economic Efficacy
Mølgaard Svensson, Helle; Albæk, Erik; van Dalen, Arjen; de Vreese, Claes Holger;
Journal: volume 11,pagesMølgaard Svensson , H , Albæk , E , van Dalen , A & de Vreese , C H 2017 , ' Good News in Bad News : How Negativity Enhances Economic Efficacy ' International Journal of Communication , vol. 11 , pp. 1431–1447 .-Mølgaard Svensson , H , Albæk , E , van Dalen , A & de Vreese , C H 2017 , ' Good News in Bad News : How Negativity Enhances Economic Efficacy ' International Journal of Communication , vol. 11 , pp. 1431–1447 .issn: 1932-8036
Negativity is a news ideology, and its negative effects on attitude formation are widely documented. Contrary to this view, the present study demonstrates that negative economic news can in fact be good news. Based on a two-wave national panel survey and a media content... View more
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