ICA21 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 50 unique research studies at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. One of these studies won a Top Paper award.

Research conducted by graduate students and faculty in the Department of Communication will be heavily represented at this year's meeting of the International Communication Association. Researchers in the Department earned one Top Paper Award and a total of 50 different studies were accepted. Cuihua (Cindy) Shen chairs the Computational Methods Division, Narine S. Yegiyan chairs the Information Systems Division, and Richard Huskey is vice chair of the Communication Science and Biology Interest Group.

Below is a full list of the studies being presented at ICA this year.

Andrews, M. & Peña, J. Why We Watch: Measuring Engagement With Twitch Live-Streamers From a Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Perspective.

Barnett, G. ICA Fellows Panel Discussion: Media Industries, Networked Communication, and Social Representations.

Bell, R., Chen, M., & Laylor, L. D. Narratives of Prevention and Affliction in Type 2 Diabetes: Mechanisms of Influence in a Sample of Middle-Aged Women.

Bulat, B. & Huskey, R. Biological Roots of Political Ideology.

Calabrese, C. & Dai, M. Socio-Behavioral Factors Related to PrEP Non-Adherence Among Gay Male PrEP Users Living in California and New York: A Behavioral Theory Grounded Approach.

Chen, M. & Bell., R. A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Point of View on Narrative Processing and Persuasion in Health Messaging.

Cronin, J., Wojcieszak, M., Clemm, B., Von Hohenberg, B., Gonçalves, J. & Casas, A. The (Null) Overtime Effects of Local News Exposure: Evidence From Trace Data.

Davidson, S., Sun, Q., & Wojcieszak, M. Developing a New Classifier for Automated Identification of Incivility in Social Media.

Featherstone, J., Calabrese, C., Robbins, M., & Barnett, G. The Power of Sentiment Analysis on Opinion Mining: An Evaluation Between Sentiment Scores of Texts and Self-Reported Attitude Scores.

Frey, S. & Schneider, N. Effective Voice: Beyond Exit and Affect in Online Communities.

Gong, J., Huskey, R., Eden, A., & Ulusoy, E. People Prefer Negatively-Valenced Movies in a Two-Alternative Movie Decision Task: A Drift Diffusion Modeling Approach for Testing Mood Management Theory.

Huskey, R., Keene, J, Wilcox, S., Gong, J., Adams, R., & Najera, C. Flexible and Modular Brain Network Dynamics Characterize Flow Experiences During Media Use: A Mechanistic Inquiry Into Content Dynamics and Well-Being. Top Paper

Keene, J., Najera, C., Barley, K., Terrell, P., Gauthreaux, R., Bohaty, E., & Huskey, R. Examining the Effort Paradox in Flow: Determining the Psychophysiological Signature of Flow.

Kim., C. & Wang, H. C. Perception and Practice of Reciprocity in Online Support Community: A Case Study of Girlfriends of South Korean Soldiers.

Li, S., Liao, W., Kim, C., Feng, B, & Pan, W. Understanding the Association Between Online Social Support Obtainment and Coping During a Public Crisis.

Liao, W., Oh., Y. J., Feng, B., & Zhang, J. Are Bots Agentic Enough? Understanding Agentic Perceptions and Social Influence From Taking Sleep Advice With Human Versus Artificial Agent.

Liu, M., Sun, Q., & Williams, D. An Eye for an Eye, Among Teammates: Perpetrators and Victims of Online Incivility.

Mann, S. & Carter, M. The Role of Anonymity on Social Support and Reciprocity in an Online Parenting Forum.

McKenzie, R. & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. The Interdependent Independent Self-Construal and Mental Health Help Seeking Source Preference.

Merrill, K., Brathwaite, K., McKenzie, R., & Hovic, S. Disparities in the Patient-Provider Relationship: Investigating the Mediating Role of Patient-Centered Communication.

Menchen-Trevino., E., Struett., T., Weeks, B., & Wojcieszak, M. Searching for Politics: Using Real-world Web Search Behavior and Surveys to See Political Searching in Context.

Nguyen, H., Sun, Q., & Williams, D. How Do We Make the Virtual World a Better Place? Social Discrimination in Online Gaming, Sense of Community, and Well-Being.

Oh, Y. J. & Huskey, R. Applying Information Theory in Human Communication: A Biological Perspective.

Pan, W. & Peña, J. A Replication and Expansion of the Exposure Effects of Online Model Photos and Social Comparison Goals on Planned Weight-Loss Behaviors.

Peña, J., Barake, M., & Falin, J. Altruistic Behavior and Social Perceptions.

Peña, J., Allen, C., Montes, E., Hoang, T., Romo, T., & Navarro, J. The Effects of Stereotype Threat and Lift Messages on Physical Activity

Qian, S. Engagement With #Childhoodobesity: An Assessment of Functions and Frames of Tweets.

Ruiz, J. & Bell, R. COVID-19 Conspiracies? Results From a Nationwide Survey.

Ruiz, J. & Bell, R. In Times of Crisis: Intent to Vaccinate Against COVID-19.

Stevens, H. Oh, Y. J., & Taylor, L. D. Natural Language Processing Reveals Decreased Anxiety in U.S. Responses to Threatening COVID-19 Health News on Twitter, Despite Rising Death Toll: An Observational Study.

Sun, Q., Wojcieszak, M., & Davidson, S. Overtime Trends in Incivility on Social Media: A Systematic Overview of Political, Non-Political, and Mixed Sub Reddits Over Thirteen Years.

Taylor, L. B. A Neurophysiological Approach to Understanding Media Sensory Curation Theory: An Extension of Methodologies.

Taylor, L. B. “Like and Subscribe”: The Relationship Between Child Problematic YouTube Use and Selection of YouTube Content.

Taylor, L. B. & Cingel, D. Predicting the Use of YouTube and Content Exposure Among 10-12 Year-Old Children: Dispositional, Developmental, and Social Factors.

Weisman, W. & Peña., J. “I, Monster”: The Moderation Effects of Uncanny Valley Perceptions on Affect-Based Trust Attributed to AI-Built Reconstructed Versions of the Self.

Wojcieszak, M., Casas, A., Yu, X., Woolley, S., Tucker, J., & Nagler, J. Echo Chambers Revisited: The (Overwhelming) Sharing of Ingroup Politicians, Pundits and Media on Twitter.

Wojcieszak, M., Menchen-Trevino, E., Lee, S., Huang-Isherwood, K., & Weeks, B. Partisan News and (No) Polarization: Overtime Evidence From Trace Data.

Wolff, G. Twitch Use and Psychological Well-Being: Examining Participation, Parasocial Relationship, and Social Resources.

Xue, H., Chen, H., & Zhang, J. Adaptation Dynamics of Social Support in Online Groups for Dementia Caregivers Over Ten Years.

Xue, H. & Taylor, L. D. Vaccine Rumors on Social Media: Effects of the Type of Evidence, Motivated Reasoning, and Individual Characteristics.

Yu, M. & Riddle, K. Effects of Online Content Permanency on Perceived Anonymity and Cyber Bullying Intentions.

Yu, X., Wojcieszak, M., & Casas, A. Affective Polarization on Social Media: How Do Politicians Discuss Politics on Twitter and How Do Citizens React to it.

Yu, C. & Liao, W. Two Contradictory Strategies of Curbing Biases: How Reducing and Promoting Personal Contact Help Reduce Homophily Biases on Airbnb.

Yegiyan, N. It’s All about Timing: Applying the Principles of Emotion Spillover and Memory Consolidation to Learning Under Distress.

Yegiyan, N. Teaching About Health and Media During Pandemic: How News Can Help Address Adaptability, Connection, and Equity in an Online Classroom.

Zhang, J., Chakraborti, M., & Han, Q. Visual and Linguistic Patterns of Anti-Vaccine and Misinformation Posts on Instagram.

Zhao, Y., Cingel, D., & Krcmar, M. Exploring Differential Relationships Between Active and Passive Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Use and Young Adults’ Well-Being.

Zhong, Q. & Frey, S. Detecting Selective and Stochastic Forces in the Evolution of Online Communities.

Zhong, Q. & Huskey, R. Cheaper but Better? An Evolutionary Approach to Costless Signaling in Communication Theories.

Zimbres, T. Bell., R., Zhang, J., & Soederberg Miller, L. When Media Health Stories Conflict: Test of the Contradictory Health Information Processing (CHIP) Model.