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Communicology Professor’s Research Featured in Psychology Today

Dr. Jessica Gasiorek’s research on preparation for successful aging was featured in Psychology Today. The original article featured in Psychology Today, entitled “The role of communication in aging well: Introducing the Communicative Ecology Model of Successful Aging” was published Communication Monographs, a flagship journal of the communication field. In the article, Dr. Gasiorek and her colleagues from Massey University and the University of California, Santa Barbara introduce the communicative ecology …

Apology Research Featured in The Atlantic

Communicology Professor and Chair, Dr. Amy Hubbard, published an article entitled “Effects of timing and sincerity of an apology on satisfaction and changes in negative feelings during conflicts” in Western Journal of Communication with her coauthors Blake Hendrickson, Keri Fehrenbach, and Jennifer Matayoshi. The paper, which originated from Dr. Hubbard’s graduate seminar on message processing, found that people in romantic relationships were most satisfied when apologies were made for a …

Talk about Technology

Dr. Donghee Shin, Professor and Director of the Department of Interaction Science at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, recently gave a talk to Communicology  students and faculty members on the role of technologies in our lives. The talk entitled, “Human Experience, Technology, and Interaction,” addressed the fundamental psychological mechanisms involved in human-technology interactions. Dr. Shin explained how these psychological mechanisms can be effectively applied to the design of successful information and communication …

The Misuse of the Bipolar Trap

Communicology Professor, Dr. Bill Sharkey, recently published an article entitled “The Bipolar Trap In Law Enforcement Interviews” in The Journal of Law Enforcement with his coauthor Jessica Kaneshiro, a recent M.A. alumna of the Department. The paper, which originated from Dr. Sharkey’s graduate seminar on Interrogation and Interviewing, is a position piece on the misuse of bipolar traps by investigators. These bipolar traps are questions structured by interviewers to elicit …

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