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Title: Context Effects on Memory for Television Advertisements.
Authors: Colman, Andrew M.
Norris, Claire E.
First Published: 1993
Publisher: Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd
Citation: Social Behavior and Personality, 1993, 21 (4), pp. 279-296.
Abstract: This study focuses on the hypothesis that television viewers’ depth of psychological involvement in a programme is inversely related to their recall and recognition of accompanying advertisements. Ninety subjects watched an involving or a relatively uninvolving television programme accompanied by six completely unfamiliar advertisements. They then responded to a series of questionnaires designed to measure their perceptions of the programmes and the advertisements and their memory for the advertisements. As predicted, subjects’ recall and recognition of the advertisements correlated negatively with their ratings of the programmes as suspenseful, challenging, involving, and worth remembering, and positively with their ratings of boredom with the programmes. But, in sharp contrast, subjects’ attitudes towards the advertisements, attitudes towards the brands, and rated intention to buy the products correlated positively with their ratings of the programmes as stimulating, thought-provoking, attention-grabbing, challenging, immersing, and as having impact.
DOI Link: 10.2224/sbp.1993.21.4.279
ISSN: 0301-2212
Type: Article
Rights: This is the author's final draft of the version published as Social Behaviour and Personality: an international journal, 1993, 21 (4), pp.279-296. The final version is available from Doi: 10.2224/sbp.1993.21.4.279
Description: A study of depth of psychological involvement in programs and memory for accompanying advertisements
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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