Congrats to my research team for publishing our paper on “Communication, Cognitive Processing, and Public Knowledge about Climate Change” at the Asian Journal of Communication!
Authors: Shirley S. Ho and Xiaodong Yang
This study advances the cognitive mediation model (CMM) by examining the factors behind acquiring knowledge about climate change. Based on a nationally representative survey of Singaporeans (N = 1,083), this study supported the original CMM. The extended CMM showed that surveillance gratification was positively associated with traditional and online media attention, while social utility was positively associated with online media attention. While attentions to traditional and online media were positively associated with elaboration, online media attention was positively associated with selective scanning. Elaboration was positively associated with knowledge. Implications for theory and practice were discussed.