Recent Publications

Find some of our 2022-2023 publications below.

Adamczyk, K., Park, J. Y., & Segrin, C. (2022). Patterns of intimacy crisis resolution and their associations with romantic loneliness in Polish and US young adults. Developmental Psychology, 58(8), 1600–1613.

Aubrey, J. S., Terán, L., Dajches, L., Gahler, H., & Yan, K. (2023). Is Sexual Consent Sexy?: Investigating the Effects of a Televised Depiction of Verbal Sexual Consent on College Students’ Sexual Consent Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions. Health Communication, 38(12), 2527–2536.

Badger, T. A., Segrin, C., Crane, T. E., Chalasani, P., Arslan, W., Hadeed, M., & Sikorskii, A. (2023). Social Determinants of Health and Symptom Burden During Cancer Treatment. Nursing Research, 72(2), 103–113.

Badger, T., Segrin, C., Crane, T., Morrill, K., & Sikorskii, A. (2023). Social determinants of health, psychological distress, and caregiver burden among informal cancer caregivers of cancer survivors during treatment. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 1–18.

Bighash, L., & Sangalang, A. (2022). Fact or fake? Identifying ways of knowing everyday truths in research methods courses. Communication Teacher, 36(1), 14–19.

Bonito, J. A., & Keyton, J. (2022). A valence-based account of group interaction and decision making. Communication Monographs, 89(2), 260–280.

Case, T., Gim, H., Gahler, H., & Harwood, J. (2022). For the love of music: Changing Whites’ stereotypes of Asians with mediated intergroup musical contact. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 15(4), 435–453.

Conway, B. A., Tsetsi, E., Kenski, K., & Shmargad, Y. (2022). Tipping the Twitter vs. News Media Scale? Conducting a Third Assessment of Intermedia Agenda-Setting Effects during the Presidential Nomination Season. Journal of Political Marketing, 21(3/4), 247–258.

Cooper, R. A., & Harwood, J. (2023). Humanizing Dementia: Effects of Counter-Stereotypical Messages on Patronizing Speech toward People with a Stigmatized Health Condition. Health Communication, 1–10.

Cooper, R. A., & Pitts, M. J. (2022). Caregiving spouses’ experiences of relational uncertainty and partner influence in the prolonged relational transition of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 39(5), 1434–1459.

Cooper, R. A., Pitts, M. J., & Harwood, J. (2022). “That’s when the relationship shifted”: Relational and communicative turning points in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Personal Relationships, 29(1), 217–235.

Cooper, R. A., & Segrin, C. (2023). When goodbyes matter: The conditional relationship between final conversations and symptoms of depression. Death Studies, 47(5), 585–591.

Cordova-Marks, F. M., Valencia, C., Badger, T. A., Segrin, C., & Sikorskii, A. (2023). Depression among underserved rural and urban caregivers of Latinas with breast cancer. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 33(3), 450–464.

Dajches, L., & Stevens Aubrey, J. (2023). Queer folklore: Examining the influence of fandom on sexual identity development and fluidity acceptance among Taylor Swift fans. Psychology of Popular Media, 12(3), 255–267.

Fanari, A., Cooper, R. A., Dajches, L., Beck, G., & Pitts, M. J. (2023). Transferable Resilience Practices: Communication and Resilience of U.S. Military Spouses during the Initial Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Family Communication, 23(1), 1–21.

Fanari, A., Gahler, H., Case, T., Gim, H., & Harwood, J. (2022). Study Abroad Soundtracks: Exploring the Role of Music in Cross-Cultural (Re)adaptation among U.S. and International Students. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 51(5), 510–527.

Fanari, A., & Segrin, C. (2023). Reentry Shock and the Role of Communication in Psychological Health: A Study of Abrupt Reentry During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 52(5), 493–512.

Floyd, K. (2023). Lipidemic Effects of Kissing are Mediated by Stress: Results from a National Probability Sample. Health Communication, 38(10), 2026–2034.

Floyd, K., Debrot, A., Horan, S. M., Hesse, C., & Woo, N. T. (2022). Affectionate communication, health, and relationships. Personal Relationships.

Floyd, K., Debrot, A., Horan, S. M., Hesse, C., & Woo, N. T. (2023). Affectionate communication, health, and relationships. Personal Relationships, 30(1), 44–75.

Floyd, K., Ray, C. D., James, R., & Anderson, A. J. (2022). Correlates of compassion for suffering social groups. Southern Communication Journal, 87(4), 324–338.

Fowler, C., Jiao, J., & Pitts, M. (2023). Frustration and ennui among Amazon MTurk workers. Behavior Research Methods, 55(6), 3009–3025.

Gahler, H., Dajches, L., Terán, L., Yan, K., & Aubrey, J. S. (2023). Instagram influences: An examination of the tripartite influence model of body image among a racially diverse sample of young-adult women. Computers in Human Behavior, 145, N.PAG-N.PAG.

Gahler, H., Zeng, J., Yan, K., Terán, L., Dajches, L., & Aubrey, J. S. (2023). Birds of a feather flocking together on Instagram: How racially similar followers and followings on Instagram are linked to young women’s body image. Body Image, 47, 101626.

Gallegos, M. L., & Segrin, C. (2022). Family connections and the Latino health paradox: Exploring the mediating role of loneliness in the relationships between the Latina/o cultural value of familism and health. Health Communication, 37(9), 1204–1214.

Gallegos, M. L., Segrin, C., & Thompson, A. (2023). Parent-Child Relationships and the Health of Incarcerated Mothers: Exploring the Mediating Role of Loneliness. Health Communication, 38(7), 1442–1453.

Gillig, T. K., & Bighash, L. (2023). Network and Proximity Effects on LGBTQ Youth’s Psychological Outcomes during a Camp Intervention. Health Communication, 38(4), 641–647.

Gim, H., Gahler, H., Harwood, J., & Paolini, S. (2023). Seeking Others’ Sounds: Predictors of Voluntary Exposure to Outgroup Music. Media Psychology, 26(1), 54–71.

Gim, H., & Harwood, J. (2023). Music and sports as catalysts for intergroup harmony: What is more effective, and why? Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications.

Hackworth, E. E., Ntansah, C. A., Henderson, K. C., Pei, D., Reynolds, R. M., Duong, H. T., Yang, B., Ashley, D. L., Thrasher, J. F., & Popova, L. (2023). “I Crave a Blunt, I Don’t Crave a Cigarillo”: A Focus Group Study on Perceptions of Nicotine and Addiction among US Adults Who Currently Smoke Little Cigars or Cigarillos. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(6).

Harwood, J., & Wallace, S. D. (2022). Shared musical activity and perceptions of relationship commitment. Psychology of Music, 50(6), 1760–1778.

Henderson, K. C., Loud, E. E., Duong, H. T., Reynolds, R. M., Yang, B., Ntansah, C. A., Ashley, D. L., Thrasher, J. F., & Popova, L. (2022). Perceptions of nicotine reduction policy in the United States: A qualitative study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 24(9), 1422–1429.

Hesse, C., Floyd, K., & Mikkelson, A. C. (2022). Affection deprivation is more aversive than excessive affection: A test of affection exchange theory. Personal Relationships.

Hesse, C., Floyd, K., & Mikkelson, A. C. (2023). Affection deprivation is more aversive than excessive affection: A test of affection exchange theory. Personal Relationships, 30(1), 296–313.

Jiao, J., & Segrin, C. (2023). Moderating the Association Between Overparenting and Mental Health: Open Family Communication and Emerging Adult Children’s Trait Autonomy. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 32(3), 652–662.

Jiao, J., Terán, L., & Aubrey, J. S. (2022). Buffering an objectifying culture: Interpersonal sexual objectification, self-objectification, and attachment anxiety. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 46(4), 438–453.

Kenski, K., Kim, D. H., & Jones-Jang, S. M. (2022). Candidate Evaluations and Social Media Following during the 2020 Presidential Campaign. Journal of Political Marketing, 21(3/4), 272–283.

Kim, D. H., Jones-Jang, S. M., & Kenski, K. (2022). Unfriending and Muting During Elections: The Antecedents and Consequences of Selective Avoidance on Social Media. Mass Communication & Society, 25(2), 161–184.

Lapierre, M. A., & Aubrey, J. S. (2022). Resisting Privilege: Effects of a White Privilege Message Intervention and Conservative Media Use on Freedom Threat and Racial Attitudes. Mass Communication & Society, 25(3), 407–433.

Lapierre, M. A., & Zhao, P. (2022). Problematic smartphone use versus “technoference”: Examining their unique predictive power on relational and life satisfaction. Psychology of Popular Media.

Lapinski, M. K., Liu, R. W., Kerr, J. M., Zhao, J., Bum, T., & Lu, Z. (2022). Culture and social norms: Behavioral decisions about grassland conservation among ethnically Tibetan pastoralists. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 15(3), 333–354.

Li, Y., Yang, B., Henderson, K., & Popova, L. (2022). A Content Analysis of U.S. Adults’ Open-Ended Responses to E-Cigarette Risk Messages. Health Communication, 37(3), 285–295.

Liu, R. W., Cheng, Y., Boster, F. J., & Townson, C. (2022). The suasory force of sticky messages: A replication and extension. Western Journal of Communication, 86(3), 297–320.

Liu, R. W., Cheng, Y., & Foerster, T. A. (2023). Modeling the Relationship Between Perceived Descriptive Norms and Willingness to Practice COVID-19 Preventative Behaviors: A Test of the Mediation and Moderation Mechanisms in the Theory of Normative Social Behavior. Health Communication, 1–13.

Nan, X., Iles, I. A., Yang, B., & Ma, Z. (2022). Public Health Messaging during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from Communication Science. Health Communication, 37(1), 1–19.

Ntansah, C. A., Hackworth, E. E., Henderson, K. C., Reynolds, R., Yang, B., Ashley, D. L., Duong, H. T., Thrasher, J. F., & Popova, L. (2023). A Focus Group Study of Reactions to Messages about a Nicotine Reduction Policy Among People Who Use Little Cigars and Cigarillos. Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Paolini, S., Azam, F., Harwood, J., Mackiewicz, M., & Hewstone, M. (2022). Seeking and avoiding contact with Muslims at a Hijab Stall: Evidence for multilayer, multi‐determined solidarity, courage, apathy, and moral outrage. British Journal of Social Psychology, 61(1), 214–252.

Rains, S. A., Bonito, J. A., Lutovsky, B. R., Nemcova, K., Tsetsi, E., Ashtaputre, A., Pavlich, C. A., & Akers, C. (2023). Mutual influence in support seeking and provision behaviors during comforting conversations: A turn-level analysis. Human Communication Research, 49(1), 1–12.

Rains, S. A., Harwood, J., Shmargad, Y., Kenski, K., Coe, K., & Bethard, S. (2023). Engagement with partisan Russian troll tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election: A social identity perspective. Journal of Communication, 73(1), 38–48.

Reynolds, R. M., Popova, L., Ashley, D. L., Henderson, K. C., Ntansah, C. A., Yang, B., Hackworth, E. E., Hardin, J., & Thrasher, J. (2022). Messaging about very low nicotine cigarettes (VLNCs) to influence policy attitudes, harm perceptions and smoking motivations: A discrete choice experiment. Tobacco Control.

Segrin, C., Cooper, R. A., & Jiao, J. (2023). Neighborhood disadvantage has an indirect effect on problem drinking through increased psychological distress. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Segrin, C., Jiao, J., & Cooper, R. A. (2022). Neighborhood Disadvantage and Mental Health: Test of a Parallel Mediation Model through Social Support and Negative Emotionality. Health Communication, 37(13), 1581–1589.

Segrin, C., Jiao, J., & Wang, J. (2022). Indirect Effects of Overparenting and Family Communication Patterns on Mental Health of Emerging Adults in China and the United States. Journal of Adult Development, 29(3), 205–217.

Sikorskii, A., Badger, T., Segrin, C., Crane, T. E., Chalasani, P., Arslan, W., Hadeed, M., Morrill, K. E., & Given, C. (2023). A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial of Symptom Management After Chemotherapy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 65(6), 541.

Sikorskii, A., Segrin, C., Crane, T. E., Chalasani, P., Arslan, W., Rainbow, J., Hadeed, M., Given, C., & Badger, T. A. (2022). Use of scheduled and unscheduled health services by cancer survivors and their caregivers. Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 30(9), 7341–7353.

Sonney, J., Ward, T., Thompson, H. J., Kientz, J. A., & Segrin, C. (2022). Improving Asthma Care Together (IMPACT) mobile health intervention for school-age children with asthma and their parents: A pilot randomised controlled trial study protocol. BMJ Open, 12(2), e059791.

Terán, L., Gahler, H., Stevens Aubrey, J., & Yan, K. (2023). #Grab, #touch, #drink: A content analysis of college party culture in Instagram fraternity pictures. Psychology of Popular Media.

Terán, L., Roberts, L., Yan, K., & Aubrey, J. S. (2022). Are We Past the Heterosexual Script? A Content Analysis of Contextual Cues Within the Heterosexual Script in Tween, Teen, and Young Adult Television Programs. Mass Communication & Society, 25(3), 361–382.

Thomas Hebdon, M. C., Badger, T. A., Segrin, C., Crane, T. E., & Reed, P. (2023). Social and Cultural Factors, Self-efficacy, and Health in Latino Cancer Caregivers. Cancer Nursing, 46(3), E181–E191.

van Raalte, L. J., & Floyd, K. (2022). Examining the Moderating Influence of Relationship Satisfaction on Affection and Trust, Closeness, Stress, and Depression. Journal of Family Communication, 22(1), 18–32.

Yan, K., Salmon, J., & Aubrey, J. S. (2022). A sexy post a day brings the “likes” your way: A content analytic investigation of sexualization in fraternity Instagram posts. Sexuality & Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, 26(2), 685–706.

Yan, K., Terán, L., Gahler, H., Salmon, J., Dajches, L., & Stevens Aubrey, J. (2023). The costs of sexualization: Examining viewers’ perceptions of sexualized profile owners in online dating. Psychology of Popular Media, 12(1), 105–116.

Yang, B., Li, Y., Terán, L., Choi, E., & Choi, Y. (2023). COVID-19 Vaccines #ForYou: Analyzing COVID-19 Vaccine Videos on TikTok During the Early Phase of the Vaccine Rollout in the U.S. Health Communication, 1–12.

Yang, B., Li, Y., Yan, K., Choi, Y., & Bennett-Jones, B. (2023). Analyzing U.S. State Governments’ COVID-19 Homepages during the Initial Lockdown in March and April 2020: Information Content and Interactivity. Health Communication, 38(7), 1327–1337.

Yang, B., Massey, Z. B., & Popova, L. (2022). Effects of modified risk tobacco product claims on consumer comprehension and risk perceptions of IQOS. Tobacco Control: An International Journal, 31(e1), e41–e49.

Zhang, Y. B., Harwood, J., Piercy, C., Liu, N., & Ruble, R. (2023). Accommodation, social attraction, and intergroup attitudes on social media: The effects of outgroup self-presentation and ingroup accommodation. Language Sciences, 99, N.PAG-N.PAG.