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Emotions, Social Networks, and the Conditional Effects of the Quantity and Quality of Political Talk

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Although previous research explores the link between emotion and political talk, there are additional factors that may condition the emotional effects of disagreement. By exploring factors such as the level of political expertise in social networks, political knowledge, and network density, this work offers a more comprehensive theoretical account of political and social influence in communication networks. Here I argue that the affective impact of political disagreement depends on the quantity and quality of political talk, based on the following hypotheses. First, exposure to political expertise in social networks increases positive emotions, decreases negative emotions, and generally moderates the impact of disagreement on emotion. Second, an individual’s level of political knowledge limits the effect of disagreement on feelings of anger, fear, hope, and pride; that is, those with greater knowledge are able to resists new or threatening information. Finally, low density networks enhance the emotional impact of disagreement, while high density networks limit its effect. Using data from the ANES 2008-2009 Panel Study (advance release, January 2009), I find evidence to support for the hypotheses. These findings have implications for the value of political disagreement in reducing the polarization of partisan emotions, although these effects appear to be reserved for less sophisticated citizens in lower density social networks.

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Parsons, Bryan. "Emotions, Social Networks, and the Conditional Effects of the Quantity and Quality of Political Talk" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 02, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p360643_index.html>

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Parsons, B. M. , 2009-04-02 "Emotions, Social Networks, and the Conditional Effects of the Quantity and Quality of Political Talk" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-11-29 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p360643_index.html

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Abstract: Although previous research explores the link between emotion and political talk, there are additional factors that may condition the emotional effects of disagreement. By exploring factors such as the level of political expertise in social networks, political knowledge, and network density, this work offers a more comprehensive theoretical account of political and social influence in communication networks. Here I argue that the affective impact of political disagreement depends on the quantity and quality of political talk, based on the following hypotheses. First, exposure to political expertise in social networks increases positive emotions, decreases negative emotions, and generally moderates the impact of disagreement on emotion. Second, an individual’s level of political knowledge limits the effect of disagreement on feelings of anger, fear, hope, and pride; that is, those with greater knowledge are able to resists new or threatening information. Finally, low density networks enhance the emotional impact of disagreement, while high density networks limit its effect. Using data from the ANES 2008-2009 Panel Study (advance release, January 2009), I find evidence to support for the hypotheses. These findings have implications for the value of political disagreement in reducing the polarization of partisan emotions, although these effects appear to be reserved for less sophisticated citizens in lower density social networks.


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