Recent Publications

Find some of our 2022-2024 publications below (reverse chronological order).

Barbati, J. L., Rains, S. A., Kenski, K., Shmargad, Y., Bethard, S., & Coe, K. (2024). Examining the Dynamics of Uncivil Discourse Between Sub-National Political Officials and the Public on Twitter. Mass Communication & Society, 1–20. asn.

Belmonte, A., Hopper, K. M., & Aubrey, J. S. (2024). Instagram use and endorsement of a voluptuous body ideal: A serial mediation model. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 90(2), 294–304. psyh.

Carter, S. N., Harwood, J., & Rains, S. A. (2024). When they support us: Expectations for social support from outgroup members. Communication Monographs, 91(1), 175–192. ufh.

Cooper, R. A., & Harwood, J. (2024). Humanizing Dementia: Effects of Counter-Stereotypical Messages on Patronizing Speech toward People with a Stigmatized Health Condition. Health Communication, 39(6), 1175–1184. cmedm.

Gillig, T. K., Bighash, L., & Shaikh, S. J. (2024). Effects of all-gender workplace facilities signage on adults’ attitudes toward transgender and nonbinary people and policies. Communication Studies, 75(1), 1–19. psyh.

Gim, H., & Harwood, J. (2024). Music and sports as catalysts for intergroup harmony: What is more effective, and why? Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications, 36(2), 107–120. psyh.

Gim, H., & Harwood, J. (2024). What people do matters during intergroup communication: Immediate and delayed effects of intergroup contact via cognitive, affective, and behavioral mediators. Communication Monographs, 1–20. asn.

Hesse, C., & Floyd, K. (2024). Affectionate Communication Mediates the Effects of Minority Stress on Mental Wellness for LGBTQIA+ Adults. Southern Communication Journal, 89(2), 132–145. ufh.

Jiao, J., Pitts, M. J., & Segrin, C. (2024). Autonomy and overparenting: Are parents of emerging adults being responsive? Family Process. psyh.

Lapierre, M. A., & Zhao, P. (2024). Problematic smartphone use versus “technoference”: Examining their unique predictive power on relational and life satisfaction. Psychology of Popular Media, 13(1), 23–33. psyh.

Liu, R. W., Cheng, Y., & Foerster, T. A. (2024). 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, 39(2), 339–351. cmedm.

Liu, R. W., & Lapinski, M. K. (2024). Cultural influences on the effects of social norm appeals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 379(1897), 20230036. cmedm.

Ntansah, C. A., Hackworth, E. E., Henderson, K. C., Reynolds, R. M., Yang, B., Ashley, D. L., Duong, H. T., Thrasher, J. F., & Popova, L. (2024). Reactions to Messages About a Nicotine Reduction Policy: A Focus Group Study Among People Who Use Little Cigars and Cigarillos. Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 26(1), 87–93. cmedm.

Pei, D., Reynolds, R. M., Ntansah, C. A., Hackworth, E. E., Henderson, K. C., Yang, B., Duong, H. T., Ashley, D. L., Thrasher, J. F., & Popova, L. (2024). Independent and combined effects of very low nicotine cigarette messages and e-cigarette messages: A randomised clinical trial. Tobacco Control. cmedm.

Reynolds, R. M., Popova, L., Ashley, D. L., Henderson, K. C., Ntansah, C. A., Yang, B., Hackworth, E. E., Hardin, J., & Thrasher, J. (2024). Messaging about very low nicotine cigarettes (VLNCs) to influence policy attitudes, harm perceptions and smoking motivations: A discrete choice experiment. Tobacco Control, 33(3), 325–332. cmedm.

Reynolds, R. M., Trasher, J. F., Yang, B., Henderson, K. C., Ashley, D. L., Hackworth, E. E., Ntansah, C. A., Pei, D., & Popova, L. (2024). Perceptions of a reduced nicotine policy and predictors of policy support: A nationally representative U.S. survey. Preventive Medicine, 184, 107952. cmedm.

Sada Garibay, C., & Lapierre, M. A. (2024). From Risk Perception to the Use of Technical Restrictions of SVoD Services in Mexico, the Mediating Role of Parent Involvement and Knowledge. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 68(1), 21–42. asn.

Sikorskii, A., Badger, T., Segrin, C., Crane, T. E., Cunicelli, N., Chalasani, P., Arslan, W., & Given, C. (2024). Predictors of persistence of post-chemotherapy symptoms among survivors of solid tumor cancers. Quality of Life Research : An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation, 33(4), 1143–1155. cmedm.

Skiba, M. B., Lind, K. E., Felion, C. M., Krupnik, C., & Segrin, C. (2024). Connected Community Classification (C3): Development, Validation, and Geospatial Application for Population Health Promotion and Equity. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 30(2), E74–E83. cmedm.

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. cmedm.

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. asn.

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. cmedm.

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. asn.

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. asn.

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. psyh.

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. psyh.

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. ufh.

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. ufh.

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

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

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

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. asn.

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. cmedm.

Gallegos, M. L., & Segrin, C. (2023). Exploring the Role of Marianismo and Loneliness in Latinas’ Physical and Mental Well-Being. Health Communication, 1–12. asn.

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. cmedm.

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. cmedm.

GILLIG, T. K., SHAIKH, S. J., & BIGHASH, L. (2023). Cues Signaling Gender Segregation and Gender Inclusion in Public Spaces Affect Adolescents’ Binary Conceptualization of Gender and Attitudes Toward Transgender and Nonbinary People. International Journal of Communication (19328036), 17, 447–470. ufh.

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. ufh.

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). cmedm.

Harwood, J., & Gim, H. (2023). The process and domain of intergroup communication: Mapping the field. Psychology of Language and Communication, 27(1), 199–207. psyh.

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. asn.

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. asn.

Lapierre, M. A., Shortt, H. E., & Sada Garibay, C. (2023). A content analysis method for coding movie content using movie trailers. Psychology of Popular Media. psyh.

Liu, R. W., Cheng, Y., Barbati, J. L., Rains, S. A., Crane, T. E., & Ernst, K. C. (2023). The Effectiveness of Social Norm Appeals on Promoting COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors: A Multistudy Examination. Health Communication, 1–9. cmedm.

Pitts, M. J., Fanari, A., Cooper, R. A., Jiao, J., & Kim, S. (2023). The Grounded Model of Communication Savoring: Theory Development and Age Cohort Study. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 7(3), 139–159. asn.

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. asn.

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. asn.

Rains, S. A., Kenski, K., Dajches, L., Duncan, K., Yan, K., Shin, Y., Barbati, J. L., Bethard, S., Coe, K., & Shmargad, Y. (2023). Engagement with incivility in tweets from and directed at local elected officials. Communication & Democracy, 57(1), 143–152. ufh.

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 : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 37(7), 918–927. cmedm.

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. cmedm.

Stevens Aubrey, J., Miller, B., Bond, B. J., & Roberts, L. (2023). The Lessons Will Be Televised: Examining Television Portrayals of Sexual Consequences by Gender. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 100(1), 172–192. asn.

TERÁN, L., GAHLER, H., MONTEZ, D., KENSKI, K., & RAINS, S. A. (2023). Russian Troll Social Media Attacks on Presidential Candidates during the 2016 U.S. Election: The Role of Frontrunner Status, Political Party, and Candidate Gender. International Journal of Communication (19328036), 17, 6269–6290. ufh.

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. psyh.

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. cmedm.

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. psyh.

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. asn.

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. cmedm.

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. asn.

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. psyh.

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

Bonito, J. A. (2022). Quantitative analysis of group data: Multilevel latent variable models. In S. J. Beck, J. Keyton, & M. S. Poole (Eds.), The Emerald handbook of group and team communication research. (2022-04127-006; pp. 55–72). Emerald.

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

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. ufh.

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. asn.

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. asn.

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. asn.

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. ufh.

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

Floyd, K., & Morman, M. T. (2022). The lonely states of America: Prevalence and demographic risk factors for affection deprivation among US adults. Western Journal of Communication, 86(5), 601–626. psyh.

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. psyh.

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. psyh.

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

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. psyh.

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

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. psyh.

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. asn.

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. asn.

Kocarnik, J. M., Compton, K., Dean, F. E., Fu, W., Gaw, B. L., Harvey, J. D., Henrikson, H. J., Lu, D., Pennini, A., Xu, R., Ababneh, E., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abbastabar, H., Abd-Elsalam, S. M., Abdoli, A., Abedi, A., Abidi, H., Abolhassani, H., Adedeji, I. A., … Force, L. M. (2022). Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life Years for 29 Cancer Groups From 2010 to 2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. JAMA Oncology, 8(3), 420–444. cmedm.

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. asn.

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. ufh.

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. cmedm.

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. psyh.

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. psyh.

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. psyh.

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. asn.

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. asn.

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. cmedm.

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. cmedm.

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. ufh.

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. psyh.

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. psyh.

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. psyh.