The role of cognitive schemata in determining candidate characteristic effects
Recent work in political communication has begun to focus on the cognitive processes by which political message effects are achieved (Garramone, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986; Garramone, Steele, Hogan, & Rifon, 1987; Graber, 1984; Kraus & PerIoff, 1985; Mcleod, Kosicki, Pan, & Allen, 1987; Steele, Garramone, & Hogan, 1988). By specifying the nature of these mediating processes, researchers hope to gain a greater understanding of the nature of political media effects (PerIoff & Kraus, 1985). One line of research in this area has investigated how both audience cognitive schemata and media message characteristics may affect the information processing and subsequent effects of political messages (Garramone, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986; Garramone et al., 1987; Steele et al., 1988). This chapter further elaborates these relationships by investigating the roles of cognitive schemata and candidate characteristics in determining political advertising effects.
Television and Political Advertising: Volume I: Psychological Processes
Garramone, Gina M.; Steele, Michael E.; and Pinkleton, Bruce, "The role of cognitive schemata in determining candidate characteristic effects" (2013). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 657.