Dept. of Communication
This community contains research and publications from the faculty and students of the Department of Communication. The department has several major areas of study, including:
- Communication in cultural contexts
- Communication technologies
- Health communication
- Interpersonal and relational communication
- Media processes and effects
- Organizational and group communication
- Political communication
- Rhetoric and public discourse
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Using a communication approach to understand the antecedents of medical mistrust: Testing the ecological medical mistrust antecedents (EMMA) model (2019-12-03)Medical mistrust, distrust in the motives of medical personnel and institutions, has been cited as a barrier to engagement in several positive health behaviors. It has been associated with decreased likelihood of engaging ...
Calls to be counted: Rhetorics of aggregation and numerical representation in 20th century American democracy (2019-07-09)In this dissertation, I examine the role various forms of counting citizens have played in mass campaigns in twentieth-century American political culture. Scholarship in political science, history and rhetorical studies ...
(2019-07-08)This dissertation is a study of the commercial media system situated within the political economy of communication. Through a case study of General Motor’s promotional communication, this dissertation investigates how ...
Crafting and delivering effective energy and water conservation messages: The role of forceful language and source features in psychological reactance (2019-07-01)A considerable portion of environmental damage is rooted in unsustainable behavior (Schultz, 2014), which presents opportunities for behavioral and social scientific study. The negative environmental and health outcomes ...
Keeping America a white man’s country: Southern opposition to civil rights in the united states senate (2019-07-03)This dissertation explores how southern senators, led by Georgia’s Richard Russell, forestalled civil rights legislation using the mechanisms of the Senate. The southern caucus beat back civil rights senators through a ...