About Riva Tukachinsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at Chapman University
Dr. Riva Tukachinsky is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Chapman University. She studies media psychology, namely how individuals choose, comprehend and can ultimately be influenced by media.
Tukachinsky, R., & Eyal, K. (2018). The psychology of marathon television viewing: Antecedents and viewer involvement. Mass Communication and Society, 21(3). Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2017.1422765
Tukachinsky, R., & Dorros, S. (2018). Parasocial romantic relationships, romantic beliefs, and relationship outcomes in U.S. adolescents: Rehearsing love or setting oneself up to fail?. Journal of Children and Media, 12(4). Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2018.1463917
Tukachinsky, R., & O’Conner, C.* (2017). Involvement with media content. In P. Roessler (Ed.), International encyclopedia of media effects. Wiley Publications. [Peer-reviewed]
Tukachinsky, R. (online publication July 2017, in print 2018). Media portrayals and effects: African Americans. In H. Giles & J. Harwood (Eds.), Oxford encyclopedia of intergroup communication. Oxford Press University. [Peer-reviewed]
Tukachinsky, R., Mastro, D., & Yarchi, M. (2017). Effects of media representations of ethnic minorities on Black and Latino viewers’ self- and majority-group perceptions. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 61(3), 538-556.
Tukachinsky, R. H., & Mastro, D. (2015). Journal of Social Issues. Special Issues on the topic of: Media representations of race and ethnicity: Implications for identity, intergroup relations, and public policy.
Tukachinsky, R. (2013). Parasocial relationships. In M. S. Eastin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of media violence. (pp. 278-282). Sage Publications.
Tukachinsky, R., & Tokunaga, R. S. (2013). The effects of engagement with entertainment, Communication Yearbook, 37, 287-322.
Mastro, D., & Tukachinsky, R. H. (2012). Cultivation of perceptions of marginalized communities. In M. Morgan, J. Shanahan & N. Signorielli (Eds.), The cultivation differential (pp. 38-60). Peter Lang Publishing.
Tukachinsky, R. H. (2011). Para-romantic love and para-friendships: Development and assessment of a multiple-parasocial relationships scale. American Journal of Media Psychology, 3(1/2), 73-94.
Tukachinsky, R., Mastro, D., & King, A. (2011). Is a picture worth a thousand words: The effects of race-related visual versus verbal race-related exemplars on attitudes and support for social policies. Mass Communication and Society, 14(6), 720-742.