Jessica Gasiorek

Jessica Gasiorek

Jessica Gasiorek (Assistant Professor) studies message processing and social cognition. Her research examines how we adjust our communication for others, and how we interpret the adjustments that others make for us.  This work is grounded in communication accommodation theory and social psychological research on attributions, folk theories of behavior explanation, and perspective-taking. Her other research interests include intercultural and intergroup dynamics; communication and aging; and language and social psychology (LSP).

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Ph.D. in Communication (University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013)
M.A. in Communication (University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010)
A.B. in French and Italian (Princeton University, 2006)


Representative Publications

Gasiorek, J. (2013). “I was impolite to her because that’s how she was to me”: Perceptions of motive and young adults’ communicative responses to underaccommodation. Western Journal of Communication, 77, 604─624.

Gasiorek, J., & Van de Poel, K. (2012). Divergent perspectives on language-discordant mobile medical professionals’ communication with colleagues: An exploratory study. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40, 368─383.

Gasiorek, J., & Giles, H. (2012). Effects of inferred motive on evaluations of nonaccommodative communication. Human Communication Research, 38, 309─332.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

    • COMG 301: Introduction to Communicological Theories
    • COMG 385: Culture and Communication
    • COMG 471: Verbal Communication

    Graduate Courses

      • COMG 785: Intergroup Communication



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