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Richard Huskey


  • Ph.D., Communication, Emphasis in Cognitive Science, University of California Santa Barbara, 2016
  • M.A., Communication, University of California Santa Barbara, 2014
  • B.S. Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2006


Richard Huskey is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, principle investigator in the Cognitive Communication Science Lab, researcher in the Computational Communication Research Lab, researcher at the Center for Mind and Brain, affiliated faculty member in the Designated Emphasis in Computational Social Science, and an officer of the International Communication Association's Communication Science and Biology interest group.

Research Focus

Richard studies how motivation influences the attitudes people hold, and the behaviors they adopt. He researches these questions using a variety of methodological techniques including: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), computational methods, and lab-based experiments. To learn more about Richard, and his research, visit the Cognitive Communication Science Lab website, or download his latest CV.