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Ambassador and the Adulterer

Title: The Ambassador and the Adulterer: Celebrity Gossip and Motion Picture Enjoyment.
Name(s): Gower, Virginia E., author
Raney, Arthur A., professor directing thesis
Heald, Gary R., committee member
Rayburn, Jay D., committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research applied the concepts of disposition theory to the formation of affective dispositions toward characters and toward the actors that portray them. The research was designed to identify a similar relationship between affective dispositions toward characters and motion picture enjoyment and affective dispositions toward actors and motion picture enjoyment. Interpretation of the results of this study performed at Florida State University provided little support for all concepts involved in this study. The study did, however, determine that an affective disposition held toward an actor can be manipulated and changed through the introduction of positive and negative information and that this has an effect on the overall assessment of the character that that actor portrays.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4088 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Communication in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: December 11, 2002.
Keywords: Affective Dispositions Towards Characters And The
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Arthur A. Raney, Professor Directing Thesis; Gary R. Heald, Committee Member; Jay D. Rayburn, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Gower, V. E. (2003). The Ambassador and the Adulterer: Celebrity Gossip and Motion Picture Enjoyment. Retrieved from