Jessica Gasiorek

Jessica Gasiorek

Jessica Gasiorek (Assistant Professor) studies message processing and its effects on perceptions of communication, social dynamics, and people’s subjective well-being. This work is grounded in communication accommodation theory (CAT) and social psychological scholarship on attributions, intergroup attitudes, behavior explanation, and perspective-taking. Her publications includes both empirical articles and book chapters on communication accommodation theory, communication and aging, and communication in multilingual medical contexts.

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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. (2015). Perspective-taking, inferred motive and perceived accommodation in nonaccommodative conversations. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34, 577-586. doi: 10.1177/0261927X15584681

Gasiorek, J., Fowler, C., & Giles, H. (2015). What does successful aging sound like? Profiling middle-aged and older adults’ communication about aging. Human Communication Research, 41, 577─602. doi:10.1111/hcre.12060

Gasiorek, J., & Giles, H. (2012). Effects of inferred motive on evaluations of nonaccommodative communication. Human Communication Research, 38, 309─332. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2958.2012.01426.x


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

    • COMG 301: Introduction to Communicological Theories
    • COMG 371: Message Processing
    • COMG 385: Culture and Communication
    • COMG 452: Intergroup Communication
    • COMG 471: Verbal Communication

    Graduate Courses

      • COMG 601: Theories of Communicology
      • COMG 699: Directed Research
      • COMG 752: Research in Intergroup Communication
      • COMG 760: Communication and Aging



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