Introduction- Uses and gratification theory
The Uses and Gratifications Theory is a famous approach to understanding mass communication. It is an audience-centered approach to media study focusing on the uses to which people put media and the gratifications they seek from that use. (Baran, S.J., Daris...
Review of ‘Media Gratification Research’
From 1974-1985, there were some rapid changes in the field of media gratification research but the base were neither new nor revolutionary. It had made some abrupt change with the help of technologies. When the uses of mass communication in 1974 suggested that...
By looking at the media theories discussed before 1840s, it is obvious to find these theories tend to look at media effects from the standpoint of the media, while the power of audience in the media consumption process has been overlooked. With the development in effects research, scholars...
Uses and Gratifications Theory
Uses and Gratifications Theory
Uses and Gratifications Theory (UGT) according to West and Turner (2007) is a mechanism of getting to know the reason and how individuals keenly look for specific...
Research Proposal for the Application of the Uses and Gratifications Theory
For my research proposal I will use the Uses and Gratifications theory to further explain how television takes advantage of new media such as social media (FaceBook, Twitter) and other new types...
Uses and Gratification Theory
In the late 1930s and the early 1940s, quiz shows were popular with radio, and Herza Herzog asked the simple question of why this kind of show appealed to a wide variety of people. In asking this question, Herzog countered the assumption of mass society and strong effects...
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Uses and Gratifications Theory
in the 21st Century
Thomas E. Ruggiero
University of Texas at El Paso
Some mass communications scholars have contended that uses and gratifications is
not a rigorous social science theory. In this article, I argue...
Brain: -Uses feelings -Imagination rules -Present and future -Philosophy and religion -Believes -Appreciates -Special perceptions
Left Brain: ● Uses logic ● Detail oriented ● Words and language ● Present and past ● Math and science ● Can comprehend ● Forms strategies
Social Learning Theory: Internal...
***Uses and Gratifications Theory
Early in communication research, an approach was developed to study the gratifications that attract and hold audiences to the kinds of media and the types of content that satisfy their social and psychological needs. Researchers Jay G. Blumer and Elihu...
analysis goals, while providing insight into a new realm of analysis.
The trait-dispositional level was influenced by the thought that psychoanalytic theory went too deep looking for causes and that behaviorism often did not go deep enough and give people responsibility for their own actions. Trait determines...
teleological suspension of the ethical) is based on: that being the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac. Finally, I'll examine the problems of his theory and explore some of the presumptions and pre-requisites it necessitates.
Firstly I find it necessary to understand the context in which Kierkegaard...
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Blumler, J. G., & Katz, E. (1974). The uses of mass communications: Current perspectives on gratifications research. (J. G. Blumler & E. Katz, Eds.) (Vol. 3, p. 318). Sage Publications.
DeFleur, M. L., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (1976). A dependency model of mass...
Title: To try to understand communication theories, we need to locate and understand the social conditions within which these theories are formulated. Discuss with examples.
The media whether cause huge effects on mass, is a disputable issue in the world. Due to parents intent on protecting their...
carried out on this audience and what I would expect to find in the results of this research. Lastly in section 3 we will look at how the uses and gratifications approach originally outlined by Katz, Blumler and Gurevitch (1974) would approach this topic and the feasibility of carrying out this research...
proposed to use to construct a final questionnaire relating to viewing habits and preferences. We then went on to construct a questionnaire relating to a specific episode of our chosen soap and, finally, we interviewed, directly face-to-face, two male soap viewers regarding their television use. Her aim...
of Data | Interview/Open-Ended Survey |
| Research Domains | Social Network, Communication Theory |
| ResearchFoci/Parameters | Instagram, Uses and Gratification Theory, Technology Acceptance Model, Uses of Social Media, Motives of the Users |
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Project Title: | The Phenomenon of Posting...
The Uses and Gratification Theory is a theory by Blumer and Katz in which proposes that media users play an active role in choosing and using the media. It says that users take an active part in the communication process and are goal oriented in their use of the media. Blumer and...
In this essay I will be exploring and analyzing Various theories relating to how the Media effects fans and society. For the purpose of this essay I will focus on the media text, Soap Operas. Soap operas can easily influence the society due to the amount of media coverage given from the Main-stream press...
experiences, especially in one's relations with parents” (1992, Freudian Fraud)
Freud appeared intent not merely on developing a generalised theory of mental function and dysfunction but strived to develop the rules of psychoanalytic therapy and to expand his understanding of human nature. It was...
I’m faced with the theory of caring, historically caring is such a simple definition, but to be quite honest there is nothing simple about it. In my paper I will be going to analyze Watson’s theory of caring. I will try to explain the structure of the theory of human caring which ties to Jean...
established models or theories of the audience?
In the current day new media and technological advances have a huge impact on society. Throughout history models and theories have been developed in order to explain audience relations with text and other media forms. These models and theories were established...
paper will focus on three gender development theories: social cognitive, gender-schema, psychosexual.
Social Cognitive Theory
Human isolation on the basis of gender is affects virtually every aspect of a person’s daily life. The social cognitive theory integrates psychological and sociostructural...
7. Theoretical Approach: Uses and Gratifications
The uses and gratification theory was first coined by an Israeli Psychologist, Elihu Katz in 1959, reacting to a research that answered the question “what do the media do to people?” He led the argument that there should be less attention paid to what...
about their use of crack. These two completely different cases demonstrate many aspects of labeling theory in addition to the vast power of stigmas.
The Labeling Theory that applies to the college students relates more to Scheffs labeling theory than it does general labelists’ theories. The initial...
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upper class bracket and aim to identify why the internet is emerging as such by using Dimmick and Rothenbuhler’s Theory of Niche and La Rose and Eastin’s Theory of Internet Uses and Gratification. Additionally, it will also show the social, economic, and domestic implications of the emergence of the internet...
relate MMOG addictions to Internet addictions
based on social interactions, this study after examining the underlying theories of Use and Gratification The-
ory and Flow Theory concludes that what cause MMOG addiction is flow experience not social interaction. On
the other hand, the cause of MUD...
Many research techniques and approaches used in the private sector emerged from academic research.
Industry and academic researchers use the same basic research methodologies and approaches.
The goal of research is often the same in both settings—to explain and predict audience and consumer...