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

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Selected Journal Articles

* indicates graduate student  

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

Huang, J.* & Yang, J. Z. (in press). Risk, affect, and policy support: Public perception of air pollution in China. Asian Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1080/01292986.2017.1386220

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

Ng, Y. *, Yang, J. Z., & Vishwanath, A. (in press). To fear or not to fear? Applying the social amplification of risk framework on two environmental health risks in Singapore. Journal of Risk Research. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2017.1313762

Vorpahl, M. M.* & Yang, J. Z. (in press). Who is to blame? Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions among college students. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1289436

Yang, J. Z. & Chu, H.* (in press). Who is afraid of the Ebola outbreak? The influence of discrete emotions on risk perception. Journal or Risk Research. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1247378

Rickard, L. N., Yang, J. Z., Schuldt, J. P., Eosco, G., Scherer, C., & Daziano, R. A. (2017). Sizing up a superstorm: Exploring the role of recalled experience and attribution of responsibility in judgments of future hurricane risk. Risk Analysis, 37(12), 2334-2349. doi: 10.1111/risa.12779

Yang, Z. J. & 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

Rickard, L. N., Yang, Z. J., & Schuldt, J. P. (2016). Here and now, then and there: How "departure dates" influence climate change engagement. Global Environmental Change, 38, 97-107. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.03.003

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

Chen, Y.* & Yang, Z. J. (2015). Message formats, numeracy, risk perceptions of alcohol-attributable cancer, and intentions for binge drinking among college students. Journal of Drug Education, 45(1), 37-55. doi: 10.1177/0047237915604062

Yang, Z. J. (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

Book Chapters

Yang, Z. J. & LaValley, S.* (2015). Health Information Seeking. In D. K. Kim & J. Dearing (Eds.), Health Communication Measures (pp. 45-55). Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Yang, Z. J. (2015). Informed Consent. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. McComas (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Risk Communication (pp. 259-270). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Feeley, T. H. & Yang, Z. J. (2013). Promoting organ donation through communication campaigns, Chapter 11 in Organ Donation and Transplantation: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.