Below you may find selected research articles from faculty in the School of Communication.

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Submissions from 2017

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Coming to the New D.A.R.E.: A Preliminary Test of the Officer-Taught Elementary keepin’ it REAL Curriculum, L. Edward Day, Michelle Miller-Day, Michael L. Hecht, and Desiree Fehmie

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How Nurse-Led Practices Perceive Implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Rosemary Frasso, A. Golinkoff, Heather Klusaritz, Katherine Kellom, Helen Kollar-McArthur, Michelle Miller-Day, Robert Gabbay, and Peter F. Cronholm

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Positive Impacts of Social Media at Work: Job Satisfaction, Job Calling, and Facebook Use among Co-Workers, Brittany Hanna, Kerk Kee, and Brett W. Robertson

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Spiritual Media Experiences, Trait Transcendence, and Enjoyment of Popular Films, Sophie Janicke and Srividya Ramasubramanian

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Spiritual Media Experiences, Trait Transcendence, and Enjoyment of Popular Films, Sophie Janicke and Srividya Ramasubramanian

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Chinese Communication Studies: Three Paths Converging, Wenshan Jia

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Rationale and Study Protocol for the Patient-Centered Outcome Aid (PCOA) Randomized Controlled Trial: A Personalized Decision Tool for Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer Patients, Lari Wenzel, Dana Mukamel, Kathryn Osann, Laura Havrilesky, Lisa Sparks, Joseph Lipscomb, Alexi A. Wright, Joan Walker, Ronald Alvarez, Linda Van Le, Katina Robison, Robert Bristow, Robert Morgan, Bobbie Rimel, Heather Ladd, Susie Hsieh, Aditi Wahi, and David Cohn

Submissions from 2016

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“In Principle We Have Agreement, But in Practice It Is a Bit More Difficult": Obtaining Organizational Buy-In to Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation, Janelle Applequist, Michelle Miller-Day, Peter F. Cronholm, Robert Gabbay, and Deborah S. Bowen

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Creating Trans-Inclusive Schools: Introductory Activities that Enhance the Critical Consciousness of Future Educators, Kris T. De Pedro, Christopher Jackson, Erin Campbell, Jade Gilley, and Brock Ciarelli

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Stakeholder Perspectives on Changes in Hypertension Care Under the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Alison J. O'Donnell, Hillary R. Bogner, Peter F. Cronholm, Katherine Kellom, Michelle Miller-Day, Heather F. de Vries McClintock, Elise M. Kaye, and Robert Gabbay

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Social Media at Work: The Roles of Job Satisfaction, Employment Status, and Facebook Use with Co-Workers, Brett W. Robertson and Kerk Kee

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Judgment and Choice: Moral Judgment, Enjoyment and Meaningfulness in Interactive and Non-Interactive Narratives, Daniel M. Shafer, Sophie Janicke, and Jonmichael Seibert

Submissions from 2015

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How Are Important Life Events Disclosed On Facebook? Relationships With Likelihood Of Sharing And Privacy, Jennifer L. Bevan, Megan B. Cummings, Ashley Kubiniec, Megan Mogannam, Madison Price, and Rachel Todd

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The Relationship Between Elevation, Connectedness, and Compassionate Love in Meaningful Films, Sophie Janicke and Mary Beth Oliver

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Exploring the Role of Identification and Moral Disengagement in the Enjoyment of an Antihero Television Series, Sophie Janicke and Arthur A. Raney

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Information Diffusion, Facebook Clusters, and the Simplicial Model of Social Aggregation: A Computational Simulation of Simplicial Diffusers for Community Health Interventions, Kerk Kee, Lisa Sparks, Daniele C. Struppa, Mirco A. Manucci, and Alberto Damiano

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Teacher Narratives and Student Engagement Testing Narrative Engagement Theory in Drug Prevention Education, Michelle Miller-Day, Michael L. Hecht, Janice L. Krieger, Jonathan Pettigrew, Young Ju Shin, and John L. Graham

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When Actors Don’t Walk the Talk: Parasocial Relationships Moderate the Effect of Actor-Character Incongruence, Riva Tukachinsky

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Where We Have Been and Where We Can Go From Here: Looking To the Future In Research On Media, Race And Ethnicity, Riva Tukachinsky

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Documenting Portrayals of Race/Ethnicity on Primetime Television over a 20-Year Span and Their Association with National-Level Racial/Ethnic Attitudes, Riva Tukachinsky, Dana Mastro, and Moran Yarchi

Submissions from 2014

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Strategies for Achieving Whole-Practice Engagement and Buy-in to the Patient-Centered Medical Home, William K. Bleser, Michelle Miller-Day, Dana Naughton, Patricia L. Bricker, Peter F. Cronholm, and Robert A. Gabbay

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Resisting Pressure From Peers To Engage In Sexual Behavior: What Communication Strategies Do Early Adolescent Latino Girls Use?, Anne E. Norris, Jonathan Pettigrew, Michelle Miller-Day, Michael L. Hecht, Janet Hutchison, and Kristi Campoe

Submissions from 2013

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Adapting School-Based Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Through Cultural Grounding: A Review and Exemplar of Adaptation Processes for Rural Schools, Margaret Colby, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day, Janice L. Krieger, Amy K. Syvertsen, John W. Graham, and Jonathan Pettigrew

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The Patient Centered Medical Home: Mental Models and Practice Culture Driving the Transformation Process, Peter F. Cronholm, Judy A. Shea, Rachel M. Werner, Michelle Miller-Day, Jim Tufano, Benjamin F. Crabtree, and Robert A. Gabbay

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Random Assignment of Schools to Groups in the Drug Resistance Strategies Rural Project: Some New Methodological Twists, John W. Graham, Jonathan Pettigrew, Michelle Miller-Day, Janice L. Krieger, Jiangxiu Zhou, and Michael L. Hecht

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The Psychology of the 3D Experience, Sophie Janicke and Andrew Ellis

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Promoting Effective Health Advocacy to Promote Global Health: The Case of the Global Advocacy Leadership Academy (GALA), Gary L. Kreps, Paula Kim, Lisa Sparks, Linda Neuhauser, Carol G. Daugherty, Mollie Rose Canzona, Wonsun Kim, and Jungmi Jun

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From Kids, Through Kids, To Kids: Examining the Social Influence Strategies Used by Adolescents to Promote Prevention Among Peers, Janice L. Krieger, Samantha Coveleski, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day, John W. Graham, Jonathan Pettigrew, and Allison Kootsikas

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Narrative Means to Preventative Ends: A Narrative Engagement Framework For Designing Prevention Interventions, Michelle Miller-Day and Michael L. Hecht

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The Conceptualization and Communication of Risk Among Rural Appalachian Adolescents, Jennifer J. Moreland, Janice L. Krieger, Michael L. Hecht, and Michelle Miller-Day

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Describing Teacher–Student Interactions: A Qualitative Assessment of Teacher Implementation of the 7th Grade keepin’ it REAL Substance Use Intervention, Jonathan Pettigrew, Michelle Miller-Day, Young Ju Shin, Michael L. Hecht, Janice L. Krieger, and John W. Graham

Submissions from 2012

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“Your Kids or Your Job”: Navigating Low Wage Work and Parenting in Contexts of Poverty, Michelle Miller-Day

Submissions from 2011

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Evaluating Mediated Perception of Narrative Health Messages: The Perception of Narrative Performance Scale, Jeong Kyu Lee, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day, and Elvira Elek

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Alcohol and Other Drug Resistance Strategies Employed by Rural Adolescents, Jonathan Pettigrew, Michelle Miller-Day, Janice L. Krieger, and Michael L. Hecht

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Using Positive Deviance for Determining Successful Weight- Control Practices, Heather L. Stuckey, Jarol Boan, Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, Michelle Miller-Day, Erik B. Lehman, and Christopher N. Sciamanna

Submissions from 2010

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“Applied” Aspects of the Drug Resistance Strategies Project, Michael L. Hecht and Michelle Miller-Day

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More than Just Openness: Developing and Validating a Measure of Targeted Parent-Child Communication about Alcohol, Michelle Miller-Day and Jennifer A. Kam

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Para-Romantic Love and Para-Friendships: Development and Assessment of a Multiple-Parasocial Relationships Scale, Riva Tukachinsky

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Family Members' Influence on Family Meal Vegetable Choices, Tionni R. Wenrich, J. Lynne Brown, Michelle Miller-Day, Kevin J. Kelley, and Eugene J. Lengerich

Submissions from 2006

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Simplicial Models of Social Aggregation I, M. A. Mannucci, Lisa Sparks, and Daniele C. Struppa

Submissions from 2005

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Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan: A Suggestive Perspective from Communication Theory, Lisa Sparks and L. Brooks Hill