Jinguang “Andrew” Zhang

Jinguang “Andrew” Zhang

Jinguang “Andrew” Zhang (Assistant Professor) is broadly interested in communication and social influence and is active in two lines of research. In one line of research, he uses social identity and self-categorization theories to explain various communicative phenomena, including third-person perceptions and public opinion perceptions. With this research program, Andrew’s long-term goal is to provide a unified theoretical framework to study and understand human communication. Andrew’s second line of research—in particular, on nonverbal communication—is informed by evolutionary theories, such as costly signaling theory and sexual selection theory. For example, he has conducted a series of experiments on men’s voice pitch as a dominance signal and women’s pitch as a courtship signal. Andrew believes that a Darwinian approach will lead to exciting new discoveries about human communication.

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Ph.D. in Communication (University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013)
M.Phil in Communication (City University of Hong Kong, 2008)
B.A. in Communication (City University of Hong Kong, 2006)


Representative Publications

Zhang, J. (2016). A higher-than-average female voice can cause young adult female listeners to think about aggression more. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, doi:10.1177/0261927X16635219

Zhang, J., Reid, S. A., Gasiorek, J., & Palomares, N. A. (2016). Voice pitch variation and status Differentiation in mixed-sex dyads: A test of expectation-states theory, role congruity theory, and the biosocial model. Communication Research, doi:10.1177/0093650215626976.

Zhang, J., Reid, S. A., & Xu, J. (2015). Predicting attitudes toward press- and speech freedom across the U.S.A.: A test of climato-economic, parasite stress, and life history theories. PloS ONE, 10, e0125241.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125241.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

    • COMG 302: Research Methods
    • COMG 364: Persuasion
    • COMG 392: Evolution and Human Communication
    • COMG 470: Nonverbal Communication

    Graduate Courses

      • COMG 699: Special Topics: Evolution and Human Communication
      • COMG 702: Advanced Research Methods in Communicology
      • COMG 470: Nonverbal Communication



    Office: George Hall 320
    Phone: 808.956.8202
    Fax: 808.956.3947
    E-mail: jzhang6@hawaii.edu