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dc.contributor.advisorParcell, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Jesse Brant
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-- Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Elliot School of Communication
dc.description.abstractThe current study examines discrete, negative approach emotions from a cognitivefunctional perspective to test their potential as an alternate condition for heuristic processing under conditions of affirmative remedial certainty. A concurrent prediction for personal relevance to serve as a source of positive bias under these conditions is also tested. An experimental study design was conducted using a fictional issue-based message, and the results were generally supportive of both predictions. Sadness did emerge as a potential confound for the intended elicitation of anger in the emotion manipulation. Implications for the theoretical models of the study, practical implications for issue-based rhetoric and potential avenues for future research are discussed.
dc.format.extentv, 43 pages
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.rights© Copyright 2021 by Jesse Brant Porter All Rights Reserved
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertations
dc.titleDiscrete, negative emotions as a cognitive-functional source of systematic processing, and personal relevance as a source of positive bias

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