This week your reading introduced you to how theories should be analyzed and evaluated (Chapter 3). The purpose of this activity is to apply the knowledge you learned in this ch

 

This week your reading introduced you to how theories should be analyzed and evaluated (Chapter 3). The purpose of this activity is to apply the knowledge you learned in this chapter in order to evaluate a theory, the third person effect. To do this activity, you should refer to: 1) Table 3.1 (on pg. 48-49) of your textbook, and 2) Chapter 9 (pg. 202-219).

Option to work in groups: You are welcome to work on this activity within groups. If you decide to work in a group, only one member of your group needs to submit the assignment on behalf of your group. Please note that you will NOT be able to make changes after the due date/time.

Standard expectations: As with every assignment in this class, be sure to respond to the following questions in your own words and succinctly (in as few words as possible). 

Basic knowledge necessary to complete this activity:

  • Read Chapter 3 of your textbook
  1. What was the conceptual foundation of the third person effect (2-3 sentences: 1 point)?
  2. What is the conceptualization of media effect in the third person effect (1-2 sentences: 0.5 point)?
  3. What is the conceptualization of media influence in the third person effect (1-2 sentences: 0.5 point)?
  4. What are the key concepts and the core propositions of the third person effect (2-4 sentences: 1 point)?
  5. Describe two explanations of the third person effect? (2-6 sentences: 1 point).
  6. Describe one criticism of the third person effect and how it undermines either the key concepts or the core proposition of the theory? (2-4 sentences: 1 point). 

This week your reading introduced you to how theories should be analyzed and evaluated (Chapter 3). The purpose of this activity is to apply the knowledge you learned in this ch

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