Requests for reprints should be sent to Russell Veitch, Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403.
Good News-Bad News: Affective and Interpersonal Effects1
Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 69–75, March 1976
How to Cite
Veitch, R. and Griffitt, W. (1976), Good News-Bad News: Affective and Interpersonal Effects. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 6: 69–75. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1976.tb01313.x
Thanks are due to Nadine Wisniewski for her concientious help in data collection and Scott Breckner (announcer for the Bowling Green State University radio station) for making the tapes used in the present study.
- Issue online: 31 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
News broadcasts conveying “good news” or “bad news” were played to subjects who subsequently made evaluative responses of anonymous others. The news broadcasts were shown to differentially elicit positive and negative affective responses and to affect subjects' evaluations of others. Additionally, reported affect was shown to be positively related to those interpersonal evaluations.