Dissertations and Theses - Communication
This collection also contains speech and speech communication dissertations and theses from the previous incarnations of the Dept of Communication:
- Dept. of Speech (1947-1959)
- Dept. of Speech and Theatre (1960-1966)
- Dept. of Speech (1967-1977)
- Dept. of Speech Communication (1973-2008)
Dissertations and theses relating to Speech and Hearing Science can be found in https://hdl.handle.net/2142/14809.
(2017-04-21)The purpose of this research is to investigate how varying product visuals affect consumers’ selective exposure, and whether inferences and attitudes toward a newly encountered brand can mediate such visual biasing effects. ...
(2017-04-19)This dissertation examines the different representations of transgender characters in Spanish cinema since their appearance in the 1970s up until today. The history of Spain in the last forty years, with its radical political ...
(2016-07-25)This dissertation examined four online forums for evidence of organizing in order to evaluate the accuracy of the term "online community" for describing all online interaction spaces. The Four Flows Model (McPhee & Zaug, ...
(2016-07-15)This study examines the mediated representation of HIV/AIDS and blackness. Using black feminist thought, and its organizing principles— intersectionality and the matrix of domination—this analysis investigates how race, ...
From scaring to stigma: an examination of stigma's and related constructs' association with EPPM-framed messages and the ethical dilemmas of health communication (2016-09-14)Fear appeals have long been one tool in the communication discipline’s strategy to inform the public about health behaviors and conditions. More specifically, one fear appeal framework, the Extended Parallel Process Model ...