The Misuse of the Bipolar Trap

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 …

Professor Receives Commendation from S. Korean President

Dr. Hye-ryeon Lee received a commendation from President Geun-hye Park of the Republic of Korea for her service on the National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC). The National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC), established in accordance with the Constitution of Korea, is a presidential consultative body on the democratic and peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula. Dr. Lee has served on the NUAC since 2007, and currently holds the position of Executive …

“Facebook Stalking” Your Ex-Romantic Partner

Communicology faculty member, Dr. Bobby Tokunaga, recently published an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, which was featured in Yahoo! News and the Huffington Post, with collaborators at Ohio State University. The study surveyed more than 400 college students and asked them about their experiences with a recent breakup. The findings from the study suggested that individuals who are most committed to a relationship prior to the breakup will …

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