bandwagon effect

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14:57 Jun 25, 2010
English to Lithuanian translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Psychology
Additional field(s): Economics, Government / Politics, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: bandwagon effect
Definition from WordNet:
The phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity.

Example sentence(s):
  • Schmitt-Beck (1996) went further and hypothesized that media’s publishing of the electoral strengths of parties and candidates, which he documented through content analysis, would contribute to shaping voters’ expectations and stimulate a bandwagon effect. OhioLINK ETDs
  • But the experimental data tend to contradict the notion of the bandwagon effect as a rational partisan strategy. Jim Schnabel
  • On the other hand, if McCain surges in the polls in the last few days before the election, the bandwagon effect could have voters reconsidering and jumping off the Obama train. Yahoo! News
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5populiarumo banga
Gintautas Kaminskas


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populiarumo banga

Definition from own experience or research:
„Populiarumo banga“ – tai publikos (visuomenės) reakcija, pritariant kažkam.

Example sentence(s):
  • Muzikos ekspertai: "Naujos "Olialia pupyčių" dainos laukia populiarumo banga!" -  
  • Kokią fantastišką karjerą padarė Britney ir kaip žemai ją nubloškė per stipri populiarumo banga. -  
  • Didžioji populiarumo banga atėjo dabar. -  

Strictly speaking, „populiarumo banga“ is perhaps the "bandwagon" itself, but in all three of the example sentences given by the asker of the question, I believe „populiarumo banga“ is an adequate translation and there is no need to translate the word "effect".
Gintautas Kaminskas
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