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V. Skye Wingate


  • PhD in Communication, University of California, Davis, 2018 (anticipated)
  • M.S. in General Experimental Psychology, Morehead State University, 2014
  • B.A. in Psychology & Human Development, University of Alabama, 2008


Skye Wingate is a third year doctoral student whose primary research interest is cyberbullying. In this line of work she has evaluated definitional issues of the phenomenon, the employment of uncertainty reduction strategies by targets, target interpretations of the source's goal of engaging in the behavior, physiological correlates of bystander intervention, and the impact of message and contextual features on message reception. In order to answer a variety of both theoretical and applied questions in this area, she utilizes various methodologies including experiments, surveys, content analyses and physiological output. 


Selected Publications


Wingate, V.S., & Palomares, N.A. (forthcoming). Gender-Based Communication. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication.

Muscanell, N., Ewell, P.J., & Wingate, V.S. (2016). S/he posted that?! Perceptions of topic appropriateness and reaction to status updates on SNS. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 216-226. 

Wingate, V.S., & Minney, J.A. (2016). Cyberbullying requires more than a virtual response: Suggestions for prevention. In M.F. Wright (Ed.), A social-ecological approach to cyberbullying. Hauppauge: Nova Publishing. 

Guadagno, R.E., & Wingate, V.S. (2014). Internet: Facebook and Social Media Sites. In T.R. Levine & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wingate, V.S., Minney, J.A., & Guadagno, R.E. (2013). Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will always hurt you: A review of cyberbullying. Social Influence, 8, 2-3, 87-106.