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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 …

Departmental Awards

The Department of Communicology gives awards to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students each year. Information about undergraduate awards can be accessed in the Undergraduate section of the Departmental Website. Information about the Outstanding Graduate Student and the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award can also be found in the Graduate section.

The deadline for nomination submission is March 15, 2016 for all awards. Undergraduate students …

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