ICA24 Research Showcase

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  • Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 47 unique projects at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association.
ICA22 Research Showcase

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 will present a total of 47 different projects, including one top paper. Our faculty hold important leadership roles at ICA; Dr. Drew Cingel is Chair for the Children, Adolescents, and Media Division and Dr. Richard Huskey is Chair of the Communication Science and Biology Interest Group, and Dr. Soojong Kim is the Secretary for Computational Methods Division. 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). 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. Finally, Drs. George Barnett, Charles R. Berger (Deceased), and Magdalena Wojcieszak are named as ICA Fellows.

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

Longitudinal Trajectories of Maternal Depression Are Associated With Maternal and Child Problematic Media Use: A Family Media Ecology and Growth Mixture Model Approach
Megan Van Alfen; Jane Shawcroft; Megan Gale; Chenae Duerden; Sarah Coyne; Hailey Holmgren

The Growth of Problematic Media Use Over Early Childhood: Associations With Long-Term Social and Emotional Outcomes
Sarah Ashby; Megan Van Alfen; Chenae Christensen-Duerden; Sarah Coyne; Jane Shawcroft; Hailey Holmgren; Adam Rogers; Peter Reschke; Rachel Barr; Sarah Domoff; Madeleine Meldrum; Chris Porter

The Effects of Working Memory on Children's Learning of Spatial Skills From a Virtual Reality Game
Camren Allen; Allyson L. Snyder

Measuring Language Polarization Among Politicians and News Media With Large Language Models
Bartek Balcerzak; Magdalena Wojcieszak; Anshuman Chhabra

Your Choices Impact Me Too: Teaching Students About Interdependence Through Role Play
Steven R. Brunner; Supreet Mann

A Conversation on Digital Youth Queer Cultures
Drew P. Cingel

Effects of Refuting Vaccine Misinformation on Twitter: A Field Experiment
Jade Featherstone; Jingwen Zhang

What to Read Next: Reward Generalization, Exploration, and Foraging Shape Sequential Media Selection
Jason X. Gong; Richard Huskey

Moral Narrative Prediction Accuracy Systematically Varies Along an Audience Response Temporal Gradient
Matthew Grizzard; Lucy Brown; Jason X. Gong; Richard Huskey

Nudging Emotions via AI: Examining the Effect of Emotion-Interventions on Reducing Susceptibility to Text and Image Misinformation
Chenyan Jia; Soojong Kim; Yingdan Lu

Examining Platformization in Cultural Production: A Comparative Computational Analysis of Hit Songs on TikTok and Spotify
Fang Jiao; Cong LIN; Na Ta; Cuihua Shen

Cross-Cutting Exposure Redefined With Digital Trace Data: Exploring Conditions Strengthening and Weakening Negative Reactions
Claire Wonjeong Jo; Sujin Choi; Magdalena Wojcieszak

ChatGPT vs. Humans Identifying “Harmful” YouTube Videos: Whom Should We Trust in the Difference of the Content-Annotation Tasks?
Claire Wonjeong Jo; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Does Cleft Repair Surgery Restore Normal Visual and Neural Responses to Infant Faces?
Rachael L. Kee; Kelly J. Jantzen; Amanda Hahn

From Tragedy to Awareness: Investigating Social Media Discourse Post-Celebrity Suicides
Hye Min Kim; Soojong Kim

Korean Children’s YouTube Use and Social Skills: A Linkage Analysis With Negative Interactions in Favorite YouTube Content
Minjung Kim; Drew P. Cingel; Yunjung Choi

Fingerprinting the Digital Infrastructure of Disinformation: How Non-traditional Sources Shape Misleading Narratives in the Online Sphere
Soojong Kim; Kwanho Kim

The Effects of Fantastical Characters and Prosocial Message Duration on Children’s Narrative, Emotional, and Moral Lesson Comprehension of a Cartoon
Marina Krcmar; Drew P. Cingel; Samantha Vigil; Allyson L. Snyder

Living in a Diverse Community: Effects of Geographical Variations in Diversity on Partisan Communication
Seungsu Lee; Jaeho Cho

Complicating Wisdom of Crowds: News Sources Reveal Political Bias in Wikipedia Biographies
Zhengyi Liang; Jaeho Cho

Effectiveness of Conversational AI Versus Human Advice Giving: The Role of Conversational Dynamics
Wang Liao; Haojian Li; Bo Feng

Online Vaccination Disclosures Throughout the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Emily K. McKinley; Jingwen Zhang; Cuihua Shen; Kenji Sagae

The Importance of Words in Fostering and Advancing Communication in Service of Global Human Rights
Barbara Myslik

Enhancing Physical Activity Through a Mobile App-Based Relational AI Chatbot: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Yoo Jung Oh; Kai-Hui Liang; Jingwen Zhang; Diane Kim; Zhou Yu; Yoshimi Fukuoka

Role of Mind Perceptions in Human-Chatbot Relationships: Relational Chatbots for Health Behavior Promotion
Yoo Jung Oh; Kai-Hui Liang; Jingwen Zhang; Xuanming Zhang; Zhou Yu; Yoshimi Fukuoka

Information Systems and Agents and Identity
Jorge Peña

A First Analysis of the Misinformation Potential of AI-Generated Images: A Cross-Platform Investigation of Their Content, Context, and Impact
Qiyao Peng; Yingdan Lu; Yilang Peng; Cuihua Shen; Sijia Qian; Ziqi Liu

How Visual Media Mobilize Social Movements: Comparative Evidence From the Global South
Yilang Peng; Yingdan Lu; Hai Liang; Cuihua Shen

Combating Out-of-Context Visual Misinformation: Impact of Incentive-Based Strategies in Digital Media Literacy Interventions
Sijia Qian; Cuihua Shen; Jingwen Zhang; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Selective Morality: Moral Disengagement Strategies and the War on Terror in the Northern Areas of Pakistan
Muhammad E. Rasul

Bidirectional Associations Between Age Non-Congruent Casting of Adolescent Characters in Television and Adolescents’ Relationship With Their Bodies Over a One-Year Period in the United States
Sofia V. Rhea; Jane Shawcroft; Samantha Vigil; Drew P. Cingel; Sarah Coyne

Audiences on the Dark Side: Do Dark Triad Traits Predict Motives for True Crime Listening?
Sofia V. Rhea; Laramie Taylor

“Unwanted Guests” or Welcomed Neighbors? Portrayals of Ukrainian Refugees in Russian, Polish, and UK News Coverage
Nataliya Roman; Barbara A. Myslik; Berrin Beasley

Differential Associations Between Social Media Use on Adolescent Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness: A Mixture Modeling Approach in a Sample of Adolescents From the United States and South Korea Top Paper Award.
Jane Shawcroft; Drew P. Cingel; Hye Eun Lee

Gender Inequality in the Association Between Problematic Social Media Use and Well-Being: An Analysis of Data From Adolescents in 40 Countries
Jane Shawcroft; Matthew Shawcroft; Drew P. Cingel

“Not the Same Kind of Clickbait News”: Unveiling the Distinctions Between Information Bait and Rage Bait
Jieun Shin; Christopher P. DeFelice; Soojong Kim

U.S. Parents’ Scientific Literacy and Efficacy: Associations With Children's STEM Media Engagement
Allyson L. Snyder; Drew P. Cingel; Alexis D. Patterson

Parents’ Differential Attitudes Toward Children’s Media Use by Race and Anxiety About Children’s Futures
Allyson L. Snyder; Jane Shawcroft; Jeanette B. Ruiz; Drew P. Cingel

Lost in Diffusion: How (Mis)information is Distorted in Online Networks
Qiusi Sun; Haoning Xue

Parental Attitudes and Predictors of Support for Child and Adolescent Directed Social Media Legislation in the United States
Samantha Vigil; Drew P. Cingel; Jane Shawcroft; Sarah Coyne

Parent and Family Predictors of Support for Social Media Legislation in the United States
Samantha Vigil; Jane Shawcroft

Gender Differences in Self-Presentations Among Streamers on Douyu
Xiyue Wang; Mengxiao Zhu; Han Zhao; Chunke Su; Cuihua Shen; Xiuli Wang

Facts or Feelings? Leveraging Emotionality as a Fact-Checking Strategy on Social Media
Haoning Xue; Jingwen Zhang; Xinzhi Zhang

Fight or Flight? Exploring the Role of the Appetitive and Aversive Motivational Systems in the Cyber-Bystander Effect
Narine Yegiyan; Haojian Li; Bo Feng

Conceptualizing Congruency as a Motivational Cue: The Initial Evidence
Narine Yegiyan; Yuxuan Xiang; Xudong Yu; Magdalena Wojcieszak

Passive Social Media Use, Motivations and Types of Upward Social Comparison, and Psychological Well-Being
Muheng Yu; Drew P. Cingel; Laramie Taylor; Jingwen Zhang

Comparing Social Learning Strategies in Organizations: Simulation and Empirical Evidence in Patent Data
Qiankun Zhong; Likun Cao