COM 412: Theory of Motivated Information Management
2. the model only consider active information management (not unintentional)
3. the model recognizes humans as having bounded rationality
4. the model is applied in contexts that are important to the information seeker
-frames the process as starting with individuals becoming aware that they want either more or less uncertainty about a given topic
1. outcome assessments (3 parts) and efficacy assessments
-deal with individuals’ assessments of the benefits and costs of a particular information-seeking strategy
-deals with the importance of a specific outcome for the self and/or the relationship. How big of a deal?
-the perceived likelihood that an action will result in the OEs. Is it going to happen?
-refers to an individual’s perception of his/her ability to successfully perform a behavior or produce an outcome
-coping efficacy: do i think i have the support i will need to manage the process if i seek this info?
-do i think i have the skills to complete the communication tasks related to this exchange?
-broken further into target ability and target honesty: these represent the belief that the information target is able and willing to provide complete information
1. seek relevant information
2. avoid relevant information (active v passive avoidance)
3. cognitive reappraisal (actually shifting one’s anxiety)