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ICA23 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 47 unique projects at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Three of these projects won a Top Paper award.

Research conducted by undergraduate students, 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 three Top Paper Awards and a total of 47 different projects were accepted. Our faculty hold important leadership roles at ICA; Dr. Drew Cingel is Vice-Chair for the Children, Adolescents, and Media Division and Dr. Richard Huskey is Chair of the Communication Science and Biology Interest Group. Four faculty members are Associate Editors at ICA Journals, including: Dr. Bo Feng (Human Communication Research), Dr. Richard Huskey (Journal of Communication), Dr. Cuihua (Cindy) Shen (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; Computational Communication Research), Dr. Magdalena Wojcieszak (Journal of Communication). In addition, students and faculty will play active roles in the two-day Hackathon, which is co-hosted by Computational Methods and Communication Science and Biology, and co-sponsored by the Department of Communication.

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

Fitness Media and Gay Men’s Body-Related Measures: The Role of Being in a Relationship
Irena Acic; Lindsay Roberts; Laramie Taylor

Uses and (Dis)gratification: Sought vs. Obtained Gratifications on Grindr
Brian Aitken

Physiological and Hot and Cold Executive Functions as Predictors of Problematic Media use in Early Childhood
Sarah Ashby; Sarah Coyne; Laura Stockdale; Chris Porter; Hailey Holmgren; Mindy Brown; Matthew Siufanua; McCall A. Booth; Jane Shawcroft

BLUE SKY BIG IDEAS SESSION: Media entertainment as an authentic field of study: 21st century answers to age-old questions
Chairs(s): Nicholas Bowman (Syracuse U)
Discussant(s): Sophie Janicke-Bowles (Chapman U), Mark Boukes (U of Amsterdam), Ryan Lange (Alvernia University), Douglas Schules (Rikkyo U), Philippe Chauveau (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Haley Hatfield (U of Georgia), Nancy Jennings (U of Cincinnati), Lindsay Grace (University of Miami), Charisse Corsbie-Massay (Syracuse U), David Ewoldsen (Michigan State U), Nancy Rhodes (Michigan State U), Lindsay Hahn (U at Buffalo), Purba Das (Ohio U), Anne Sadza (Behavioural Science Institute - Radboud U), Arienne Ferchaud (Florida State U), Ron Tamborini (Michigan State U), Claire Segijn (U of Minnesota), Jan Van den Bulck (U of Michigan), Jason Gong (U of California, Davis), Jaime Banks (Syracuse University) and Tahleen Lattimer (U at Buffalo)

Examining Discussions Related to Transgender Athletes on Twitter: A Natural Language Processing Approach
Christopher Calabrese; Yoo Jung Oh; Xudong Yu

A Replication and Extension of the Personal Social Media Ecosystem Framework
Michael C. Carter; Drew P. Cingel; Samantha L. Vigil; Jeanette B. Ruiz
Top Paper

Lean-back and lean-forward behaviors: the role of emotions in passive versus proactive information diffusion of social media content.
Pablo M. Flores; Martin Hilbert

Intersubject Synchrony and Collaborative Task Performance: A Hyperscanning Paradigm Using AR Tangram and the Muse EEG
Jason X. Gong; Michael W. Andrews; William Weisman; Richard Huskey; Jorge Peña; Valerie Klein; Sophia Sarieva; Raymond Kang; Ralf Schmaelzle; Jeff Hancock

Media Selection is Highly Predictable, In Principle
Jason X. Gong; Richard Huskey
Top Paper

Over-time exposure to media coverage of polarization enhances perceived polarization above and beyond partisan media exposure
Michael Heseltine; Magdalena Wojcieszak; Bernhard Clemm von Hohenberg; Ericka Menchen-Trevino

GIFTS: Developing Collaborative Skills with Reality Television: Analyzing “Authentic” Teamwork on The Pitch
Heather J. Hether; Steven R. Brunner

Human or Not?: An Experiment with Chatbot Manipulations to Test Machine Heuristics and Political Self-Concepts
Ke M. Huang-Isherwood; Jaeho Cho; Joo-Wha Hong; Eugene Lee

A Visual Analysis on Representations of Candlelight Vigils in News Images Based on Political Orientation of South Korean Newspapers
Jihyun Hwang; Diane Kim

Elderly Perception on Using AI Agent: Reinforcing Autonomy or Dependency?
Diane Kim; Jihyun Hwang

Questioning AI: How Racial Identity Shapes the Perceptions of Algorithmic Bias
Soojong Kim; Joomi Lee; Poong Oh

Algorithmic Gender Bias and Perceptions of Automated Decision-Making
Soojong Kim; Joomi Lee; Poong Oh

How mass and social media (de)polarize America: Exposure to news media, expression on social media, and affective polarization
Seungsu Lee; Jaeho Cho

From Context Adaptation to Context Restoration: Managing Context Collapse on WeChat
Pengxiang LI; Hichang Cho; Cuihua Shen; Hangchen Kong

On the Motivations to Seek Information from Artificial versus Human Agents: A Risk Information Seeking Perspective
Wang Liao; William Weisman; Arti Thakur

Fauci Memes Matter: Computational Approaches to Understanding Public Figure Memes and Misinformation
Yingdan Lu; Yilang Peng; Cuihua Shen

The Role of Website Interactivity in Improving Depression Knowledge and Help-seeking Intentions
Rachel McKenzie; Bo Feng

Gender Bias and Search Queries: Is autocomplete the problem?
Ericka Menchen-Trevino; Thomas Struett; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Validating measures in tracking studies: a review and synthesis of current practices
Ericka Menchen-Trevino; Bernhard Clemm von Hohenberg; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Temporal Collective Legitimacy of Support Seeking and Received Social Support on Social Media during a Public Health Crisis
Jingbo Meng; Jiaqi Qin; Anfan Chen; Cuihua Shen; Kaiping Chen; Jingwen Zhang

GIFTS: Including elements of Public Interest Communication in a PR campaign class, a response to Gen Z activism needs, and technology skills.
Barbara A. Myslik

BLUE SKY SECAC SKILLS WORKSHOP: De-mystifying peer review process in scholarly publications: How to become Reviewer 1 and how to face Reviewer 2?
Chairs(s): Taiquan Peng (Michigan State U)
Discussant(s): Miriam Brinberg (The Ohio State U), Kaiping Chen (U of Wisconsin-Madison), David Ewoldsen (Michigan State U), Kokil Jaidka (National U of Singapore), Jörg Matthes (U of Vienna), Cuihua Shen (U of California, Davis) and Jonathan Zhu (City U of Hong Kong)

Convergence or divergence? A systematic comparison of visual posts between Twitter and Instagram
Sijia Qian; Yingdan Lu; Yilang Peng; Cuihua Shen; Huacen Xu

Moral Foundations and COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Incivility
Muhammad E. Rasul; Jason Tin; Hannah Stevens; Laramie Taylor

The Impact of Cognitive Load on Recognition for Health Narrative Information
Elizabeth E. Riggs; Richard Huskey; Hillary C. Shulman; Teresa Lynch; Jacob T. Fisher; Stefanie Mutialu
Top Paper

GIFTS: Tell Me Lies: A Hands-On Approach to Understanding Variable Definition and Measurement
Jeanette B. Ruiz

The COVID-19 pandemic, adolescent media use, and mental health: Comparing United States and South Korean adolescents
Jane Shawcroft; Drew P. Cingel

Mamma Media! A parent-centered approach to profiles of techno-parenting and associations with adolescent well-being in four world regions
Jane Shawcroft; Drew P. Cingel

Ariel, Aurora, or Anna? Disney Princess Characteristics as Predictors of Body Esteem and Gendered Play Across Early Childhood
Jane Shawcroft; Megan Gale; Sarah Coyne; Adam A. Rogers; Sarah Austin; Hailey Holmgren; Jessica Zurcher; Pamela Brubaker

Social-mediatization of news: normative logic and market logic
Jieun Shin; Seth Lewis; Soojong Kim; Kjerstin S. Thorson

Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Children’s Moral Media Comprehension: A Review of the Literature and Directions for Future Research
Allyson L. Snyder; Drew P. Cingel; Samantha L. Vigil

U. S. Parents’ Use of Mobile Media for Emotion Regulation During Early Childhood
Allyson L. Snyder; Lauren B. Taylor; Drew P. Cingel

Polarization and Consensus by Incivility, Opposing News Sources, and Social Networks
Qiusi Sun; Qiankun Zhong

Minding Children’s Media Morals: Parents’ Moral Foundation Salience Differentially Relates to Attitudes and Motivations Toward Children’s Educational and Entertainment Media
Samantha L. Vigil; Allyson L. Snyder; Drew P. Cingel

Statistical Analysis of Browsing Data: A Guide
Bernhard Clemm von Hohenberg; Ana S. Cardenal; Ericka Menchen-Trevino; Magdalena Wojcieszak

The influence of polarization on political interest and participation
Bernhard Clemm von Hohenberg; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Is entering ‘flow’ related to an increase or decrease in brain connectivity? A replication study with implications for the Synchronization Theory of Flow
Paula T. Wang; Richard Huskey; Rene Weber

Extended Abstract: Implicit and Explicit Self Avatar Uncanny Valley Perceptions - An Inversion of the Eerie Effect?
William Weisman; Jorge Peña

Incentivizing News Consumption on Social Media: Evidence from a Twitter Field Experiment
Magdalena Wojcieszak; Michael Heseltine; Anshuman Chhabra; Bernhard Clemm von Hohenberg; Hadi Askari

False vs Inaccurate: effects of fact-checking label intensity on motivational reactivity, memory, and attitudes towards the fact checked messages
Haoning Xue; Narine Yegiyan; Jingwen Zhang

Go Viral or Neutral? The Tension between Journalistic Objectivity and the Dissemination of Fact-checking Messages on Social Media
Haoning Xue; Jingwen Zhang

Incentivizing News Exposure on YouTube: Nudging the Algorithm and the Users
Xudong Yu; Muhammad Haroon; Ericka Menchen-Trevino; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Why are We Silenced and When Do We Speak up?
An Evolutionary Game Theory Model On Self-Censorship
Qiankun Zhong; Aviva Blonder