Research

Climate for innovation, 12-step orientation, and tobacco cessation treatment

Muilenburg, J. L., Laschober, T. C., & Eby, L. T. (2013). Climate for innovation, 12-step orientation, and tobacco cessation treatment.  Journal of substance abuse treatment. Abstract: This study examined the relationship between (1) three indicators of climate for innovation (clinician skills, absence of program obstacles,...

The reference group perspective for smoking cessation

Phua, J. J. (2013). The reference group perspective for smoking cessation: An examination of the influence of social norms and social identification with reference groups on smoking cessation self-efficacy.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(1), 102. Abstract: This study proposed the Reference Group Perspective for smoking...

The effect of embodied experiences on self-other merging, attitude, and helping behavior

Ahn, S. J., Le, A. M. T., & Bailenson, J. (2013). The effect of embodied experiences on self-other merging, attitude, and helping behavior. Media Psychology, 16(1), 7-38. Abstract: Immersive virtual environment technology (IVET) provides users with vivid sensory information that allow them to embody another...

Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Discussion: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Christy, S. M., Perkins, S. M., Tong, Y., Krier, C., Champion, V. L., Skinner, C. S., … & Rawl, S. M. (2013). Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Discussion: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(4), 325-329. Background: Provider recommendation is a predictor of...

Parental Competence and Maltreatment The Curvilinear Influence of Plan Complexity

Strickland, A. L., & Samp, J. A. (2013). Parental Competence and Maltreatment The Curvilinear Influence of Plan Complexity.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(5), 997-1019. Abstract: A parent’s ability to plan for child behavior problems was proposed to influence the relationship between parental competence and...

Goal Variability and Message Content During Relational Discussions

Samp, J. A. (2013). Goal Variability and Message Content During Relational Discussions.  Communication Studies, 64(1), 86-105. Abstract: Discussions about relationship issues are rarely easy, and as in any important conversation, the actions of a relational partner may encourage one to change initial message intentions...

Tweeting nano: How public discourses about nanotechnology develop in social media environments

Runge, K. K., Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., & Su, L. Y. F. (2013). Tweeting nano: How public discourses about nanotechnology develop in social media environments. Journal of nanoparticle research, 15(1), 1-11. Abstract: The growing popularity of social...

Effects of Message Framing in Anti–Binge Drinking PSAs: The Moderating Role of Counterfactual Thinking

Baek, T. H., Shen, L., & Reid, L. N. (2013). Effects of Message Framing in Anti–Binge Drinking PSAs: The Moderating Role of Counterfactual Thinking. Journal of Health Communication, 18(4), 442-458. Abstract: This experiment examined the interaction effects of message framing and counterfactual thinking on...

Health Literacy Online A Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Web Sites

Hou, S. I. (2012). Health Literacy Online A Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Web Sites. Health Promotion Practice, 13(5), 577-580. Abstract: Health Literacy Online: A Guide to Writing and Designing Easy-to-Use Health Web Sites is a practical and well-written resource for public health and health...

Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use

Cacciatore, M. A., Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2012). Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1), 36-51. Abstract: Despite large-scale investments and government mandates to expand biofuels development and...