Jake Harwood

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.  

Projects

Ongoing research projects with graduate research team concerning intergroup contact and communication and the role of music in interpersonal and intergroup relations.

Research Interests

Intergroup Contact and Communication

Communication and Music

Communication and Aging

Selected Publications

      Complete CV here. 

Selected Books:

    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

 

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Contact Information

Jake Harwood
Department Head & Professor
Telephone: (520) 621-1366
Fax: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 205

Degree(s)

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Courses Taught

Communication and Music

Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication

Introduction to Graduate Statistics in Communication

Undergraduate Research Methods

Life-Span Communication

Catalog Courses by Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences