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Janet Yang

Department of Communication, Associate Professor

Reseach Focus: Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication

Contact Information

329 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-1169
Email: zyang5@buffalo.edu

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Selected Journal Articles

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Kahlor, L., Yang, J. Z., & Liang, M. (in press). Risky politics: Applying the planned risk information seeking model to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mass Communication and Society. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2018.1498900

Yang, J. Z. & Huang, J. (in press). Seeking for your own sake: Chinese citizens’ motivations for information seeking about air pollution. Environmental Communication. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2017.1397041

Schuldt, J. P., Rickard, L. N., & Yang, J. Z. (2018). Does reduced psychological distance increase climate engagement? On the limits of localizing climate change. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55, 147-153. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2018.02.001 

Yang, J. Z. & Pittman, M. M. (2017). The silver lining of shame: Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions. Health Communication, 32(8), 987-994. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1196420

Yang, J. Z. (2016). Altruism during Ebola: Risk perception, issue salience, cultural cognition, and information processing. Risk Analysis, 36(6), 1079-1089. doi: 10.1111/risa.12526

Yang, J. Z. (2015). Predicting young adults’ intentions to get the H1N1 vaccine: An integrated model. Journal of Health Communication, 20(1), 69-79. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2014.904023

Yang, J. Z., Aloe, A. M. & Feeley, T. H. (2014). Risk information seeking and processing model: A meta-analysis. Journal of Communication, 64(1), 20-41. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12071