Does Exposure to Social Media Discourse Affect Openness to Future Political Discourse? by Katlyn Troisi & RaeAnn Brixius

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Title

Does Exposure to Social Media Discourse Affect Openness to Future Political Discourse? by Katlyn Troisi & RaeAnn Brixius

Subject

Psychology

Description

The present study sought to expand on previous research which had indicated that engaging in political discourse through social media increases the level of comfortability people have when discussing those topics in person. This study used screenshotted pictures of fake Facebook posts between either authority figures (politicians) or civilians. The posts were also either between two people or a group discussion amongst five people. Results showed that there was no significant effect reported by including either an authority figure or a civilian or the group size involved in the conversation. However, the analysis did report near significance in the condition which examined question three in relation to group size. The neutral condition also reported no significance.

Creator

Troisi, Katlyn
Brixius, RaeAnn

Source

Senior Showcase Poster presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 19, 2016

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Majors: Psychology, Religion
South Williamsport, PA
PSC 423 - Senior Research Seminar

Files

Troisi Psych sem..pdf

Citation

Troisi, Katlyn and Brixius, RaeAnn, “Does Exposure to Social Media Discourse Affect Openness to Future Political Discourse? by Katlyn Troisi & RaeAnn Brixius,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed January 23, 2018, http://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/45.

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