Janet Yang


Janet Yang.

Janet Yang


Janet Yang


Research Topics

Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication

Contact Information

329 Baldy Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-1020

Phone: (716) 645-1169


Overview Background Publications

Kahlor, L., Yang, J. Z., Li, X., Wang, W., Olson, H. C., & Atkinson, L. (in press). Environmental risk (and benefit) information seeking intentions: The case of carbon capture and storage in Southeast Texas. Environmental Communication. doi: 10.1080/ 17524032.2019.1699136

Chu, H., & Yang, J. Z. (in press). Risk or efficacy? How psychological distance influences climate change engagement. Risk Analysis.

Liu, S.*, Yang, J. Z., & Chu, H. (in press). When we increase fear, do we dampen hope? Using narrative persuasion to promote HPV vaccination in China. Journal of Health Psychology.

Moore, M.*, & Yang, J. Z. (in press). Using Eco-Guilt to Motivate Environmental Behavior Change. Environmental Communication. doi:10.1080/ 17524032.2019.1692889

Chu, H., & Yang, J. Z. (in press). Emotion and the psychological distance of climate change. Science Communication.

Yang, J. Z. & Zhuang, J. (in press). Information seeking and information sharing related to Hurricane Harvey. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/1077699019887675.

Chu, H.*, & Yang, J. Z. (in press). Building disaster resilience with social messaging networks: WeChat community in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Disasters. doi: 10. 1111/disa.12388

Yang, J. Z. (2019). Whose risk? Why did the U.S. public ignore information about the Ebola outbreak? Risk Analysis. doi:10.1111/risa.13282

Yang, J. Z., Chu, H.*, & Kahlor, L. (in press). Fearful conservatives, angry liberals: Information processing related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change.Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/1077699018811089

Huang, J.* & Yang, J. Z. (2019). Beyond Under the Dome: An environmental documentary amplified public risk perception about air pollution in China. Journal of Risk Research. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2019.1569090

Yang, J. Z. & Huang, J.* (2019). Seeking for your own sake: Chinese citizens’ motivations for information seeking about air pollution. Environmental Communication. doi:10.1080/17524032.2017.1397041

Liu, S.*, Yang, J. Z., & Chu, H.* (2019). Now or future? Analyzing the effects of message frame and format in motivating Chinese females to get HPV vaccines for their children. Patient Education and Counseling, 102(1), 61-67. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.09.005

Yang, J. Z. & Chu, H.* (2018). Who is afraid of the Ebola outbreak? The influence of discrete emotions on risk perception. Journal or Risk Research, 21(7), 834-853doi: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1247378

Ng, Y. *, Yang, J. Z., & Vishwanath, A. (2018). To fear or not to fear? Applying the social amplification of risk framework on two environmental health risks in Singapore.Journal of Risk Research, 21(12), 1487-1501. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2017.1313762

Liu, S.*, Yang, J. Z., Chu, H.*, Sun, S., & Li, H. (2018). Different culture or different mind? Perception and acceptance of HPV vaccine in China and in the U.S. Journal of Health Communication23(12), 1008-1016. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2018.1536729

Chu, H.* & Yang, J. Z. (2018). Taking climate change here and now – mitigating ideological polarization with psychological distance. Global Environmental Change, 53, 174-181. doi :10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.09.013

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

Huang, J.* & Yang, J. Z. (2018). Risk, affect, and policy support: Public perception of air pollution in China. Asian Journal of Communication, 28(3), 281-297. 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. 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 

Vorpahl, M. M.* & Yang, J. Z. (2018). Who is to blame? Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions among college students. Health Communication, 33(5), 620-627. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1289436

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

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

Rickard, L. N., Yang, J. Z., & 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, 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