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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(2015-07-09)The portrayal of race in news media has received much attention over the past few decades by scholars. Despite this, no unifying theoretical approach for analysis has been developed or employed. Further, little attention ...
(2015-06-23)Social movements (SMs) are common, yet complex phenomenon of study, generating eclectic and even conflicting perspectives on what actually constitutes a SM. This notion points towards the need of an inclusive framework ...
(2015-07-16)As technology changes, people find new ways to entertain themselves, tell stories, and create imaginary worlds. This dissertation examines the development of Dragon Quest, a video game created for Nintendo’s Famicom game ...
Examining the role of uncertainty and goals in the threat of relationship talk and associations with avoidance, indirectness, and communication satisfaction (2015-07-14)Relationship talk, or communication about the connection between partners, is associated with both dyadic benefits and relational risks. My dissertation project proposes a model to explain romantic partners’ perceptions ...
Modality switching in online dating: identifying the communicative factors that make the transition from an online to an offline relationship more or less successful (2015-06-04)Perhaps one of the most significant turning points in online dating occurs when partners decide to meet face-to-face (FtF) for the first time. Existing theory proposes that the affordances of the Internet can lead people ...