Nicholas Joyce, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland

Dr. Joyce is interested in the communicative and psychological processes underlying intercultural relationships. One major area of his research examines how and why intercultural narratives and other forms of intergroup communication can be used to foster empathy, change perceptions, and improve attitudes toward other cultures and groups. A second major area of his research focuses on understanding how specific communication skills and psychological traits/states predict an individual’s willingness to engage in positive intercultural communication and narratives. He approaches these topics using social scientific methodologies. His research has appeared in a variety of publications including Basic and Applied Social PsychologyCommunication Research, and the Journal of Media Psychology, among others.