About Jake Harwood
Jake Harwood is a Professor of Communication. He received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994. His research focuses on intergroup communication with a particular focus on age groups, and on the role of music in intergroup relations. He is the author of "Communication and Music in Social Interaction" (Cognella, 2018) as well as “Understanding Communication and Aging” (2nd Edition, Cognella, 2018). He is the co-editor of "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication" (Oxford, 2018), “The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication” (Peter Lang, 2010) and “Intergroup Communication: Multiple Perspectives” (Peter Lang, 2005) He has published over 100 articles and book chapters. His recent publications have appeared in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Communication, and Communication Monographs. He was editor of Human Communication Research from 2006-2009 and is book review editor for the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. He teaches courses in research methods/statistics, intergroup communication, communication and music, and intergenerational communication. His graduate research team works on projects related to interpersonal and mediated intergroup contact, and the role of music in interpersonal and intergroup relations.
Ongoing research projects with graduate research team concerning intergroup contact and communication and the role of music in interpersonal and intergroup relations.
Intergroup Contact and Communication
Communication and Music
Communication and Aging
Complete CV here.
Giles, H., & Harwood, J. (Eds.) (2018). Oxford encyclopedia of intergroup communication. New York: Oxford University Press.
Harwood, J. (2015). Communication and music in social interaction. San Diego, CA: Cognella
Harwood, J. (2007). Understanding communication and aging: Developing knowledge and awareness. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Selected Articles (underline indicates graduate student co-authors):
Harwood, J. (2017). Music and intergroup relations: Exacerbating conflict and building harmony through music. Review of Communication Research, 5, 1-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.12840/issn.2255-4165.2017.05.01.012
Harwood, J., Qadar, F., & Chen, C-Y. (2016). Harmonious contact: Stories about intergroup musical collaboration improve intergroup attitudes. Journal of Communication, 66, 937-959. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcom.12261
Harwood, J., Joyce, N., Chen, C-Y., Paolini, S., Xiang, J., & Rubin, M. (2017). Effects of past and present intergroup communication on perceived fit of an outgroup member and desire for future intergroup contact. Communication Research, 44, 530-555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093650214565926
Chen, C-Y., Joyce, N., Harwood, J., & Xiang, J. (2017). Stereotype reduction through humor and accommodation during imagined communication with older adults. Communication Monographs, 84, 94-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2016.1149737
Joyce, N., & Harwood, J. (2014). Improving intergroup attitudes through televised vicarious intergroup contact: Social cognitive processing of ingroup and outgroup information. Communication Research, 41, 627-643. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093650212447944
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Communication and Music
Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication
Introduction to Graduate Statistics in Communication
Undergraduate Research Methods