Prof. Shanto Iyengar says “A less than decisive Biden victory, coupled with Republicans’ willingness to accept Trump’s claims, may result in widespread protests and unrest.”.
How AR social interaction changes task performance, nonverbal behavior, and social connection with other physically co-located people.Research by Jeremy Bailenson
Computational journalism promises to lower the cost of investigative journalism and increase demand among readers.Research by James Hamilton
Although most people think legislators should listen to the public in making decisions, few think they do so.Research by Jon Krosnick
Patients that text during surgery need fewer narcotics to get through their operation than people playing angry birds.Research by Jeff Hancock
Ordinary Americans increasingly dislike and distrust those from the other partyResearch by Shanto Iyengar
Surveillance-based for-profit media such as Facebook are creating new relationships between the arts, the corporation, and their respective publics.Research by Fred Turner
How a country's pursuit of order, or "stability," turned an effort to alleviate poverty into a tool of surveillance and repression.Research by Jennifer Pan
Democracy is under siege in most countries, deliberative democracy can reinvigorate our democratic politics.Research by James Fishkin
An end-to-end system for capturing and analyzing the “screenome” of life in media.Research by Byron Reeves
There are important differences in the uses and meanings assigned to audience metrics in the United States and France.Research by Angèle Christin
An empirical evaluation of college students’ interest in self-tracking revealed several motivations that were related to individual characteristics and preferred tracking tools.Research by Gabriella Harari
In the Department of Communication, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit.
2020-21 academic year
Concern about global warming is steady despite other crises, a survey by Prof. Jon Krosnick and Bo MacInnis found, and the number of voters who are deeply engaged on the issue is rising sharply.
Prof. Jon Krosnick says “you need to emphasize individual risk” as one tactic, adding that people must be convinced that they could actually die or become severely ill from the virus.
Prof. Jennifer Pan and colleagues have shown that discrimination against Chinese students in the U.S. may be making them more supportive of the nationalism and authoritarian rule practiced by the regime in Beijing.
Cheryl Phillips’ Big Local News team have been collecting, processing and releasing data sets that journalists can use in their coverage of the pandemic.
An interdisciplinary team from the Dept. of Communication and the Dept. of Epidemiology reveals reasons why people failed to comply to social distancing guidelines.