Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Kelly Page Werder, Ph.D.
Roxanne Watson, Ph.D.
Scott Liu, Ph.D.
Communicative action, Public relations, Referent criterion, situational motivation
This is an exploratory study of the Situational Theory of Problem Solving applied to the context of climate change communication. Selective exposure to politically slanted media is explored as a referent criterion and framing effects are also tested. Relationships between consumption of media characterized as conservative or liberal with referent criterion, Situational Motivation in Problem Solving, problem recognition, involvement recognition, and constraint recognition are tested.
Scholar Commons Citation
Burch, Michael Eddie, "Climate Change, Situational Theory of Problem Solving, and Issue Framing Effects" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.