Selected Faculty Publications

These selected publications reflect the breath of research that faculty members in the Department of Communication conduct.

Gillings, M. R., Hilbert, M., & Kemp, D. J. (in press).
Information in the biosphere: Biological and digital worlds
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.12.013

Ruiz, J. B., & Bell, R. A. (2014).
Understanding vaccination resistance: Vaccine search term selection bias and the valence of retrieved information
Vaccine, 32(44), 5776–5780


Peña, J., & Blackburn, K. (2013).
The priming effects of virtual environments on interpersonal perceptions and behaviors
Journal of Communication, 63(4), 703–720


Hilbert, M., & López, P. (2011).
The world’s technological capacity to store, communicate, and compute information
Science, 332(6025), 60–65.


Shen, C., & Williams, D. (2011).
Unpacking time online: Connecting internet and massively multiplayer online game use with psychosocial well-being
Communication Research, 38(1), 123–149.


Yegiyan, N. S., & Lang, A. (2010).
Processing central and peripheral detail: How content arousal and emotional tone influence encoding
Media Psychology, 13(1), 77–99.


Castronova, E., Williams, D., Shen, C., Ratan, R., Xiong, L., Huang, Y., & Keegan, B. (2009).
As real as real? Macroeconomic behavior in a large-scale virtual world
New Media & Society, 11(5), 685–707.


Peña, J., Hancock, J. T., & Merola, N. A. (2009).
The priming effects of avatars in virtual settings
Communication Research, 36(6), 838–856.


Lang, A., & Yegiyan, N. S. (2008).
Understanding the interactive effects of emotional appeal and claim strength in health messages
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 52(3), 432–447.


Feng, B., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2006).
Predicting receptiveness to advice: Characteristics of the problem, the advice-giver, and the recipient
Southern Communication Journal, 71(1), 67–85.


Huesmann, L. R., & Taylor, L. D. (2006).
The role of media violence in violent behavior
Annual Review of Public Health, 27, 393–415. =


Peña, J., & Hancock, J. T. (2006).
An analysis of socioemotional and task communication in online multiplayer video games
Communication Research, 33(1), 92–109. =


Shah, D. V., Cho, J., Eveland, W. P., Kwak, N., & others (2005).
Information and expression in a digital age modeling Internet effects on civic participation
Communication Research, 32(5), 531–565.


Taylor, L. D. (2005).
Effects of visual and verbal sexual television content and perceived realism on attitudes and beliefs
Journal of Sex Research, 42(2), 130–137.


Dailey, R. M., & Palomares, N. A. (2004).
Strategic topic avoidance: an investigation of topic avoidance frequency, strategies used, and relational correlates
Communication Monographs, 71(4), 471–496. =


MacGeorge, E. L., Feng, B., Butler, G. L., & Budarz, S. K. (2004).
Understanding advice in supportive interactions
Human Communication Research, 30(1), 42–70.


Cho, J., De Zuniga, H. G., Rojas, H., & Shah, D. V. (2003).
Beyond access: The digital divide and Internet uses and gratifications
IT and Society, 1(4), 46–72.


Barnett, G. A. (2001).
A longitudinal analysis of the international telecommunication network, 1978-1996
American Behavioral Scientist, 44(10), 1638–1655.


Kim, K., & Barnett, G. A. (1996).
The Determinants of International News Flow A Network Analysis
Communication Research, 23(3), 323–352.


Bell, R. A., & Daly, J. A. (1984).
The affinity-seeking function of communication
Communications Monographs, 51(2), 91–115.