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adjacency pair

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Media Studies.

In conversation analysis, two successive utterances where the second (e.g. an answer) is required by the first (e.g. a question). Compare interchange.

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affect display

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Psychology.

A form of non-verbal communication in which an emotion or affect is communicated, chiefly in humans by a facial expression. See also display rule, expressive behaviour, kinesics, primary...

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affordance

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Media Studies.

A term coined in 1977 by the US psychologist James Jerome Gibson (1904–79), to refer to a resource or support provided by the environment to an organism, furnishing or affording the...

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amplitude modulation

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

The process whereby a digital signal is sent over a transmission line by changing the amplitude of a sine wave known as a carrier.

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ASHWORTH, John (Michael) (<i>born</i> 1938), Chairman, Barts and the London NHS Trust, 2003–07

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Television; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 255 words.

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asynchronous communication

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

The transmission of data over a communication medium where the time at which a character of the data is sent is not determined by the timing of the sending or receiving of a previous...

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ATTENBOROUGH, David (Frederick) (<i>born</i> 1926), broadcaster and naturalist

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; World History; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Film; Intellectual History; Literature. 699 words.

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avatar

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

1 The icon representing the user of a virtual reality system. It is normally displayed in the window of a user's computer.

2 The representation of a user...

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behavioural effects

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Psychology.

Compare attitudinal effects; cognitive effects.

1. Any changes in the behaviour of individuals or groups attributed to specific causes.

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BELLAMY, David James (<i>born</i> 1933), botanist; writer and broadcaster

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Political History; Politics; Media Studies; Radio; Intellectual History; Literature. 671 words.

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