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4 Research Items
My research focuses on the perception of emotion in messages. I am in the process of writing manuscripts on new media and emotion as well as a nascent project on dimensional vs. discrete emotional constructs.
Skills and Expertise
January 2018 - May 2019
- Research Assistant
- Spring 2018, 2019, and 2020: Research Assistantship for an NSF project working on crafting messages for residential computer feedback on household energy usage.
Research on metaphors has shown that individuals form associations between the verticality, brightness, and distance of stimuli and their valence. Building on the literature on conceptual metaphor theory, the pitch-valence hypothesis predicts an association between the pitch of spoken words and their valence. A study was conducted recording partici...
A proposal in favor of a meta-theoretical approach to the study of group communication is advanced, that has not received much attention in group communication scholarship: The study of the bounded rationality of groups and teams. The notion of bounded rationality comes with an invitation to analyze group communication from the vantage point of an...
The notion of bounded rationality offers new conceptual and methodological perspectives on the study of groups that hold the promise of providing alternative interpretations of at least some of the process losses that have been described in the literature. We introduce a prominent task in group research, the hidden-profile task, that is often cited...
Research on metaphors has established a relationship between the verticality, brightness, and distance of stimuli and affect. This project expands the literature on metaphors by exploring the connection between pitch and valence. Specifically, the pitch-valence hypothesis assumed that receivers of spoken messages associate higher pitches with posit...
The present study utilizes the relational turbulence model (RTM) to illuminate adult children’s experiences of relational uncertainty and interference from partners following late-life parental divorce (LLPD). In-depth, semi-structured interviews with 25 adult children who had experienced parental divorce later in life revealed that adult children...