Extensive Comm Graduate Student Publications and Conference Presentations

Award Date: 

Monday, February 23, 2015

As of 2/23/2015, UCSB Comm Graduate Student Accomplishments, 2014-2015


Afifi, T. D., Davis, S., Denes, A., & Merrill, A. (2014). Analyzing divorce from culture and network theory approaches. Journal of Family Studies, 19, 240-253. doi: 10.5172/jfs.2013.19.3.240

Afifi, T. D., Merrill, A. F., & Davis, S. M. (2014). Examining family secrets from a communication perspective. In L.Turner, & R. West (Eds.), The Sage handbook of family communication (pp. 169-183). Sage Publications.

Behr, K. M., Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (in press). Creative interactivity: Customizing and creating game content. In G. Green & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Frontiers in creativity: Video games and creativity. New York, NY: Academic Press.

Dragojevic, M., Blauvelt, T. K., & Berglund, C. (in press). Attitudes towards Tbilisi- and Mingrelian-accented Georgian among Georgian youth: On the road to linguistic homogenization? Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Hocevar, K. P., Flanagin, A. J., & Metzger, M. J. (2014). Social media self-efficacy and information evaluation online. Computers in Human Behavior, 39, 254-262.

Huskey, R., Adams, A., Craighead, B., & Weber, R. (2014). Evolution rules: Can signaling theory predict aggressive behaviors in video games?. In Stavros, A. V. (Ed.), Advances in communications and media research (Vol. 10, pp. 47-63). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Jensen, E., Smith, B. K., & Wagoner, B. (in press). Quantification. International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy.

Lieberman, D. A., Biely, E., Thai, C. L., & Peinado, S. (2014).  Transfer of learning from video game play to the classroom.  Chapter in F. Blumberg (Ed.), Learning by playing: Video gaming in education (pp. 189-203).  Oxford University Press.

Mangus, J. M., Adams, A., & Weber, R. (in press). Media neuroscience. In R. Scott and S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Mastro, D., & Sink, A. (in press). Phenotypicality bias on television? A quantitative content analysis of primetime TV. In M. Cepeda & D. Casillas (Eds.), The Routledge companion to Latina/o media. New York: Routledge Press. 

Mastro, D., Figueroa-Caballero, A., & Sink, A. (in press). Race and Ethnicity on Primetime Television. In C. P. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Race and Media. New York: Routledge Press. 

Nabi, R. L., & Keblusek, L. (2014).  Inspired by hope, motivated by envy: Comparing the effect of discete emotion in the process of social comparison to media figures.  Media Psychology, 17, 208-234.

Robbins, S. A., & Merrill, A. F. (2014). Understanding post-transgressional relationship closeness: The roles of perceived severity, rumination, and communication competence. Communication Research Reports, 31, 23-32. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2013.843164

Seaman, C.S., & Linz D.G. (2014).Are adult businesses crime hotspots? Comparing adult businesses to other locations in three cities. Journal of Criminology, 2014, 1-14. 

Seaman, C.S., & Weber R. (in press). Undisclosed flexibility in computing and reporting structural equation models in Communication Science. Communication Methods and Measures.

Sekarasih, L., Walsh, K. R., & Scharrer, E. (in press). “Media violence is made to attract and entertain people”: Responses to media literacy lessons on the effects of and institutional motives behind media violence. Journal of Media Literacy Education.

Walsh, K. R. (in press). A gleek perspective on slushie facials: Fan forum posts about portrayals of bullying on Glee. In B. C. Johnson & D. K. Faill (Eds.), Glee’s new directions for social change. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Weber, R., Huskey, R., Mangus, M., Westcott-Baker, A., & Turner, B. (in press). Neural predictors of counterarguing in anti-drug campaigns. Communication Monographs.

Weber, R., Mangus, J. M., & Huskey, R. (in press). Brain Imaging in Communication Research: A practical guide to understanding and evaluating fMRI studies. Communication Methods and Measures.

Woo, D. J., Giles, H., Hogg, M. A., & Goldman, L. (in press).  Social psychology of gangs: An intergroup communication perspective.  In S.H. Decker & D.C. Pyrooz (eds.), The handbook of gangs, Chicherster & New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Zackrison, E. J., Seibold, D., & Rice, R. E., (in press).  Organizational coordination and communication:  A critical review and integrative model​.  In E. Cohen (Ed.). Communication Yearbook #39.

Conference Presentations

Abeyta, A. (2014, November). The non-contributive bystander: Extending the bystander effect to predict online information sharing. NCA, Chicago.

Adams, A. (2014, July 14). GRIT summer lecture presenter: Grad Slam Finalists: Big Ideas that Matter, Ground-Breaking Research/Innovative Technology (GRIT) Talks Research worth sharing summer lecture. Invited Presentation.

Adams, A. (2014, November). Social information processing theory: The past, present, and future directions, NCA, Chicago.

Adams, A. (2014, October 24). Parents & Family Weekend Grad Talk: Grad Slam Students Q&A, Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Invited Presentation.

Adams, A., & Baker, G. (2015, May).  Edorble demo: a virtual world for your classroom, Game Studies Pre-Conference, ICA Puerto Rico.

Adams, A., Lanius, C., Guth, K., Ji, Qihao, Millham, M. H., Smith, W. R., Teodoro, R., Askay, D. (2014, November). The bigger the data the harder the fall?  Opportunities, methodologies, and challenges to big data analysis, NCA, Chicago.

Adams, A., Young, C., Magana, G., & Tsai, V. (2015, May). Predictors of textisms and communication accommodation in text messaging, ICA Puerto Rico.

Banghart, S., Putnam, L. L., Fairhurst, G. (2015, May). Theorizing the research on organizational paradoxes, contradictions, and dialectics [Organized panel session], ICA Puerto Rico

Coveleski, S. (2014, November). Dimensions of pain management messages: Person-centeredness, victimization and empowerment, NCA, Chicago.

Craighead, B.Huskey, R., & Weber, R. (2015, May). Video game addiction: What can we learn from a media neuroscience perspective?,  ICA Puerto Rico.

Dragojevic, M., & Giles, H. (2014, November). Effects of processing fluency on language attitudes: Evidence for an additional explanatory mechanism, NCA, Chicago.

Dragojevic, M., Mastro, D., Giles, H., & Sink, A. (2015, May). Group accent portrayals on American primetime television: A content analysis, ICA, Puerto Rico.

Dragojevic, M., & Giles, H. (2014, June). Processing fluency, generalized negative affect, and language attitudes: Evidence for an alternative explanatory mechanism. Paper presented at the 14th. Intentional Conference of Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP14), Honolulu.

Hasell, A., & Hodges, H. (201, May). Framing Fracking: An examination of the public framing of Fracking in social media, ICA Puerto Rico.

Huskey, R. & Weber, R. (2014, November). Communicating aggressive intent in mediated contexts, NCA, Chicago.

Huskey, R. Adams, A, Craighead, B. C., Weber, R.  (2014, November). Evolution and motivations for video game play, NCA, Chicago.

Huskey, R., Mangus, J. M., & Weber, R. (2015, May). Variation in message sensation value, argument strength, and issue involvement modulate functional connectivity in the persuasion network, ICA Puerto Rico.

Kam, J. A., Figueroa-Caballero, A., & Basinger, E. D. (May, 2015). Constructing a measure of alcohol-specific communication with friends: Conceptualizing and operationalizing communication as multidimensional. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association, Puerto Rico. Top Paper Panel, Interpersonal Communication Division.

Keblusek, L., & Nabi, R. (2015, May). Emotional and behavioral implications of viewers' shifting comparisons to transforming media targets, ICA Puerto Rico.

Mangus, J. M., Tan, S., Huskey, R., Yan, X., & Weber, R. (2015, May). Building semantic networks of moral content in news, ICA Puerto Rico.

Parks, L., Metzger, M. J., Hocevar, K. P., & Mukherjee, R. (2015, May). From platform jumping to anonymous posting: ICT use and Internet freedom, ICA Puerto Rico.

Popova, L., Halpbern-Felsher, B., Walsh, K. R., Ling, P. M., & (2015, May). Adolescents’ responses to e-cigarette and cigarillo advertising: An experimental study, ICA Puerto Rico.

Powers, S. R. (2015, April). Negotiating gender parity in law firms, The Conflict Conference (TCC), Austin, TX.

Powers, S. R. (2015, May). Vocational Anticipatory Socialization sources, messages and career choice: Career socialization and the effects of gender, ethnicity, and first-generation college student and first- and second-generation American statuses, ICA Puerto Rico.

Putnam, L. L., & Powers, S. R. (2014, November). Alternative perspectives on communication competencies in negotiation, NCA, Chiacgo.

Putnam, L. L., & Banghart, S., & Seibold, D. R. (2014, November). Team innovation: Tensions, contradictions, and dialectics. NCA, Chicago.

Putnam, L. L., & Banghart, S. (2015, May). Exploring the meta-theoretical traditions of research on organizational contradictions, paradoxes, and tensions, ICA Puerto.

Robinson, B. & Reid, S. (2015, May). Motivated offense: Group membership, status competition, offense, and the desire to punish, Top Paper in Intergroup Communication, ICA Puerto Rico.

Robinson, B., & Mastro, D. (2014, November). Political satire: Viewers’ motivations and knowledge, NCA, Chicago.

Sink, A. & Mastro, D. (2015, May). The ‘golden age’ of women on primetime television? A quantitative content analysis. ICA Puerto Rico. 

Smith, B. K. (2014, November). Cognitive dissonance and the punditry: What is the effect of denial? NCA, Chicago.

Smith, B. K. (2015, May). Cross-cutting concerns: The varying effects of partisan cues in the context of social networks, ICA Puerto Rico.

Smith, B. K., & Gustafson A. (2015, May). Using Wikipedia to predict election outcomes: Digital behavior as a predictor of voting, ICA Puerto Rico.

Stocking, G., & Hasell, A. (2014, November). Twitter as a tool for public engagement with emergent technologies? Top Poster presentation at the conference of Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the Roles of NGOs in Shaping Technological Futures Conference, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stohl, C., Etter, M., Banghart, S., Woo, D. J. (2015, May). Social media policies and corporate social responsibility. The Top Paper in the Organizational Communication Division, ICA Puerto Rico.

Thai, C., Walsh, K. R., & Asher, M. (2014, November). Applying a media literacy model to the design of a "nutrition literacy" intervention: A pilot study, NCA, Chicago.

Thai, C., Walsh, K. R., Asher, M., & Pena, O. (2014, November). Feasibility study of a food package literacy intervention: Process and initial results. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

Turner, B., Huskey, R., Mangus, J. M., & Weber, R. (2015, May). How much can individual differences in brain activity tell us about the neural processing of persuasive messages?, ICA Puerto Rico.

Weber, R., & Huskey, R. (2015, March). Brain-as-predictor: A valid, transparent & actionable methodology, Advertising Research Foundation (ARF). Top 5% paper.

Weber, R., Huskey, R., & Terrazas, M. (2015, May). Attentional capacity and flow experiences: Examining the attentional component of synchronization theory, ICA Puerto Rico.

Weber, R., Mangus, J. M., & Huskey, R. (2015, May). Brain imaging in Communication research: A practical guide to understanding and evaluating fMRI Studies, ICA Puerto Rico.

Weber, R., Turner, B., Huskey, R., & Mangus, J. M. (2015, March). Individual differences in neural processing of persuasive messages: Implications for message tailoring, Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS).

Woo, D. (2014, November). Working abroad: Theorizing cross-cultural organizational socialization, NCA, Chicago.

Zackrison, E. J., Seibold, D., & Rice, R. E. (2014, November).  Organizational Coordination and Communication:A Critical Review and Integrative Model​. Top Four Paper in Organizational Communication Division, NCA, Chicago.