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NCA22 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 27 unique projects at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. One of these projects won a Top Paper award.

Scholarship conducted by undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in the Department of Communication will be heavily represented at this year's meeting of the National Communication Association. Researchers in the Department earned one Top Paper Award and a journal article by Richard Huskey earned the 2022 Distinguished Article Award from the Communication and Social Cognition Division. In total, 27 different projects were accepted. Heather Hether is the Immediate Past Chair of the Communication Assessment Division. Laramie Taylor is Immediate Past Chair, Lauren B. Taylor is the Graduate Student representative, and Jeanette B. Ruiz is the Nominating Committee Representative for the Mass Communication Division.

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

Viewers’ Engagement with (Non)Idealized-Body Narratives
Irena Acic

Community Governance Systems and Internal Motivations of Reddit Moderators
Beril Bulat & Seth Frey

United, are we empowered? Marginalization, sense of community and perceived efficacy
Beril Bulat & Seth Frey

Modern empowerment or modern exploitation? Using Modern Family to teach spillover theory
Steven Brunner & Jeanette B. Ruiz

Honoring the Career and Legacy of Steven R. Wilson
Bo Feng

Computational Methods and Formal Modeling in Media Selection Research
Xuanjun (Jason) Gong & Richard Huskey

Media Selection is Highly Predictable, In Principle
Xuanjun (Jason) Gong, Richard Huskey, & Frederic René Hopp

I participate in politics because the news is influential against me: Hostile media perception, third-person perception, and political participation - Top Paper
Seungsu Lee

I Am What I Do: Examination of the Impact of Cultural Identity Connotations on Engagement in Health-promoting Behaviors in U.S. and China
Xinjie Lin, Rachel McKenzie, & Bo Feng

Online help seeking as an effective method to alleviate suicidal ideation
Yoo Jung (Erika) Oh, Hannah Stevens, & Muhammad Ehab Rasul

A Path to Global Recovery: A Preliminary Assessment of a Culturally Sensitive Model of Health Preventive Behaviors in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic
Wenjing Pan, Wang Liao, Bo Feng, & Siyue Li

Effects of Avatar Customization and Synthetic Partner Sentience in Extreme Virtual Social Encounters: A Test Using Milgram’s Paradigm
Jorge Peña, Matthew Craig, & Hans Baumhardt

Fighting Cheapfakes: Using a Digital Media Literacy Intervention to Motivate Reverse Search of Out-of-Context Visual Misinformation
Sijia Qian, Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, & Jingwen Zhang

Partisan News Engagement Predicts Meta-Perceptions
Muhammad Ehab Rasul, Samantha Moore-Berg, Jacob M. Pearl, & Boaz Hameiri

Moral Foundations of Morbid Fans: Using Moral Foundations Theory to Inform on True Crime Fanship
Sofia Veronica Rhea & Laramie Taylor

The Impact of Load on Message Recognition
Elizabeth Riggs, Olivia M. Bullock, Richard Huskey, & Hillary Shulman

Give Me YouTube: Adolescents' Usage and Enjoyment of Online Communities
Michael Robb, Supreet Mann, Victoria Rideout, & Alanna Peebles

DudeTube: A content analysis of masculinity within preferred adolescent YouTube videos
Lindsay Roberts & Lauren B. Taylor

Oscar's so Toxic: An examination of the response to toxic masculinity portrayed at the 2022 Oscar Awards
Lindsay Roberts & Laramie Taylor

Exploring young adults' COVID-19 and mental-health themes on Instagram: A semantic network analysis
Jeanette B. Ruiz, Yifan Zhao, Yuqi Huang, Yongzhi Wei, & Zhihao Li

The Mediating roles of Non-consensual Photo Sharing and Bullying in Sending Sexts and Mental Health: A Sample of U.S. Adolescents during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hannah Stevens, Supreet Mann, Lindsay Roberts, Drew Cingel, & Alexis Lauricella

Finding puzzle pieces: An examination of self-disclosure of neurodiversity in YouTube videos and comment sections
Lauren B. Taylor, Lindsay Roberts, & Jeanette B. Ruiz

Role of Social Cognitive Schema in Comparing AI and Human Conversational Agents' Trust
Arti Thakur, William D. Weisman, & Wang Liao

Social Media Use, Upward Social Comparison, and Psychological Well-Being: A Critical Review
Muheng Yu

Connecting in-game social interaction, self-determination theory, and psychological well-being: An investigation of players in the State of Survival
Yifan Zhao & Michael Andrews

Differences in the relations between social media use and well-being as a function of measurement strategy
Yifan Zhao & Drew Cingel

Is Institutional Evolution in Online Communities Driven by Adaptive Selection or Stochasticity?
Qiankun Zhong, Seth Frey, & Martin Hilbert