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2017 - ICA's 67th Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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1. Meltzer, Christine. "Despite Personal Experience? The impact of Personal and Media Experience on the Evaluation on an Event" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 67th Annual Conference, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, USA, May 25, 2017 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1232307_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study tests whether media can exert an impact, if personal experience already exists. Research indicates that media have a bigger impact on those without than on those with personal experience. For those who gained personal experience, it is important whether the media depiction is in line with personal experience or whether it is contradictory. Public opinion research suggests that with incongruent personal experience media can exert an influence when it is perceived as portraying the majority opinion. These assumptions were tested with an experiment (n = 523). Participants and non-participants of an event received a film stimulus (positive, balanced and negative) covering that event. Results show that non-participants are stronger influenced by the film than participants of the event. Yet, even for those with personal experience, media can exert an influence: Participants changed their evaluation of the event accordingly. This effect is mainly mediated via the presumed majority opinion.

2018 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 16032 words || 
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2. Maes, Michael., Clemm von Hohenberg, Bernhard. and Pradelski, Bary. "Microinfluence and Macrodynamics of Opinion Formation: Results From Two Field Experiments and a Natural Experiment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 09, 2018 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1377243_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Social media platforms, comment boards, and online market places have created unprecedented potential for social influence. Experts and scholars warned that this might reinforce dynamics of opinion polarization. Formal models of social-influence dynamics are powerful tools to describe polarization processes and explore the conditions under which social influence fosters polarization. However, these models’ assumptions about how individuals adjust their opinions as a result of social influence have hardly been tested empirically in online contexts. Here, we propose and calibrate an encompassing model that captures competing micro-level theories of social influence. Conducting a lab-in-the-field experiment with an online polling tool installed on news website, we observed that individual opinions shifted linearly towards the mean of others' opinions. There was no support for negative influence. From this finding on the micro-level, we formally predict the macro-level opinion dynamics resulting from social influence. Next, we tested our macro-predictions using data from another lab-in-the-field experiment. We found that opinion polarization actually decreased in the presence of social influence, in contrast to the notion that online social influence fosters opinion polarization. Finally, we corroborate our findings with large-scale field data from a natural experiment.

2008 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: 21 pages || Words: 7974 words || 
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3. Galibois, Nikki. "The Embodied Experiences of Batterers: A Feminist Analysis of Batterers’ Physio-sensory Experiences Surrounding Violent Incidents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston and the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, Jul 31, 2008 Online <PDF>. 2018-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p241969_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The current study explores domestic violence by examining the body as it is felt and lived by batterers. Given the primacy of the body in domestic violence – abusers use their bodies to control their victims who are, in turn, controlled through the violence inflicted upon their bodies – exploration of the physiological, sensory, and perceptual aspects of domestic violence yields vital information about the lived experiences of batterers. Denzin (1984) argues that we need to examine those social structures and processes that influence domestic violence from the viewpoint of interactive individuals who enact and embody those structures and processes. Through in-depth interviews with 20 batterers and 15 battered women, the current study explores men’s physiological and sensory experiences before, during, and in the aftermath of violent incidents to reveal a continuum of men’s physiological and sensory experiences. On one end of the continuum, we find heightened physiological feelings and sensory perception. On the other end, are dulled physiological feeling and senses. As batterers’ move along the continuum, we discover that their physio-sensory experiences reflect and maintain the power inequalities between batterers and battered women.

2015 - 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Words: 211 words || 
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4. Beehler, Sarah., Balmer, Brandi. and Ahern, Jennifer. "The Experience of Neighborhood Measure: Assessing resident experience of neighborhood-level factors influencing health" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, MA, Jun 25, 2015 <Not Available>. 2018-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1006765_index.html>
Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Community psychology has long recognized that complex social and structural factors interact to produce health and health inequity. Collecting and analyzing multilevel data is essential in order to understand how multiple factors interact over time to impact health. Community-level and zip-code level data for a number of these determinants is increasingly accessible online and sufficient for many analyses. However, this data does not consistently capture how residents experience important aspects of their neighborhood/community, which may be more directly related to health and mental health. For example, access to healthcare is a leading health indicator but the degree to which residents of a neighborhood experience healthcare as accessible varies. We identified no published measures to assess how residents of an area experience key community/neighborhood factors (e.g., housing employment, education) known to influence health. To address this gap our team developed a brief Experience of Neighborhood (EON) measure informed by literature on the effects of social capital and place on health. Using pilot data from a survey of 91 participants, we present preliminary results on the reliability and validity of the EON. The measure appears to be reliable and valid, though further testing is needed. We discuss the implications of our findings for future research in this area and share our next steps.

2016 - 87th SPSA Annual Conference Words: 101 words || 
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5. Naurin, Elin. and Öhberg, Patrik. "Politicians as Rats? Communication with Elite Experiment Subjects on What It Means to be Part of an Experiment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 87th SPSA Annual Conference, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, <Not Available>. 2018-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1074968_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper aims at increasing our understanding of how political elites react to being experiment subjects in studies of representation. The recent trend to perform experiments with politicians is – at least where we work – sometimes described as “treating politicians as rats”. Our goal with the paper is methodological and normative: We want to be able to uphold the respectful and trusting relationships that our colleagues have been able to create through decades of professional surveys with Swedish political elites, but at the same time reach the theoretical and empirical gains associated with treating political elites as subjects in experiment.

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