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Arun Vishwanath, Ph.D., MBA

Department of Communication, Associate Professor

Research Focus

cyber security; hacking; cyber breaches; cyber terrorism; online deception; adoption, abuse, and misuse of information technology

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Spear Phishing: The Tip of the Spear Used by Cyber Terrorists. In M. Khader & L.S. Neo (Eds., Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore) Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in the Digital Era, published by IGI Global

Vishwanath, A., Harrison, B., & Ng, Y.J. (in-press). Suspicion, Cognition, Automaticity Model (SCAM) of Phishing Susceptibility. Communication Research.

Harrison, B.,Vishwanath, A., & Rao, H.R. (2016). A User-Centered Approach to Phishing Susceptibility: The role of a suspicious personality in protecting against phishing. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Common method bias. International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.

Harrison, B., Svetiva, E., & Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Individual processing of phishing emails: How attention and elaboration can protect against individual phishing victimization. Online Information Review.

Barnett, G.A., & Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Diffusion theories: Logic and the role of media. The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects.

Sirianni, J M., & Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Bad Romance: Exploring the Factors that Influence Revenge Porn Sharing Amongst Romantic Partners. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies.

Vishwanath, A., Harrison, B., & Ng, Y.J. (2016). Understanding How Social-Behavioural Science Theory Can Explain the Design of Software Websites. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. [Nominated for best paper award.]

Sirianni, J M., & Vishwanath, A. (2015). Problematic Online Pornography Use: A Media Attendance Perspective. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-14.

Vishwanath, A. (2015). Examining the distinct antecedents of email habits and its influence on the outcomes of a phishing attack. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Vishwanath, A. (2015). Habitual Facebook Use and its Impact on Getting Deceived on Social Media. Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication20(1), 83-98.

Ran, Y., Ng, Y. J, and Vishwanath, A. (2015). Do social media privacy policies matter? Evaluating the effects of familiarity and privacy seals on cognitive processing. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Harrison, B.,Vishwanath, A., Ng, Y.J., & Rao, H.R. (2015). Examining the impact of presence on individual phishing victimization. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Vishwanath, A. (2014). Diffusion of deception in social media: Social contagion effects and its antecedents. Information Systems Frontiers, 1-15.

Vishwanath, A., Rao, H. R., Chen, R. R., Herath, T., & Wang, J. (2011). Why do people get phished? Testing individual differences in phishing susceptibility within an integrated, information processing model. Decision Support Systems, 51(3), 576-586.

Wang, J., Herath, T., Chen, R., Vishwanath, A., & Rao, H. R. (2012). Research Article Phishing Susceptibility: An Investigation Into the Processing of a Targeted Spear Phishing Email. Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on55(4), 345-362.

Li, J., Vishwanath, A., & Rao, H. R. (2014). Retweeting during the 2011 Japan nuclear radiation incident: An exploration of risk and reassurance communication. Communications of the ACM , 57 (1), 78-85.

Vishwanath, A. (2014). The psychology of the diffusion and acceptance of technology. In S. S. Sundar (Eds.) The Handbook of Psychology of Communication Technology,(pp 314-331) Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.

Vishwanath, A., (2013).  Negative public perceptions of juvenile diabetics: Applying attribution theory to understand the public’s stigmatizing views. Health Communication,1-11.

Vishwanath, A., & LaVail, K.H. (2013). The role of attributional judgments when adopted computing technology fails: A comparison of Microsoft Windows PC user perceptions of Windows and Macs. Behavior and Information Technology, 32 (11), 1155-1167.

Egnoto, M.J., Svetieva, E., Vishwanath, A., & Ortega, C.R. (2013). Diffusion of emergency information during a crisis within a university. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 10 (1), 1-21. 

Vishwanath, A., Egnoto, M.J., & Ortega, C.R. (2012). A retrospective analysis of Common Method Variance in communication researchCommunication & Science Journal, September 10, 2012.

Sirianni, J.M., & Vishwanath, A. (2012). Sexually explicit user-generated content: Understanding motivations and behaviors using social cognitive theoryCyberpsychology: Journal of Pyschosocial Research on Cyberspace, 6 (1).

Vishwanath, A. (2011). Global differences in Internet diffusion: An empirical investigation into the effects of culture on the diffusion of the Internet. Communication and Science Journal.

Vishwanath, A., & Chen, H. (2011). Towards a comprehensive understanding of the innovation-decision process: A relational model of adopter choice. In A. Vishwanath & G.A. Barnett (Eds.) Advances in the Study of the Diffusion of Innovations: A Communication Science Perspective (pp 9-32). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Vishwanath, A., & Barnett, G.A. (2011). Introduction: The communication science perspective on the diffusion of innovations. In A. Vishwanath & G.A. Barnett (Eds.)Advances in the Study of the Diffusion of Innovations: A Communication Science Perspective (pp 1-8). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Vishwanath, A., & Chen, H. (2010). Communication technology as an extension of the self in the U.S. and Germany: A cross-cultural study linking people’s associations with technology to their symbolic proximity with others. In M.B. Hinner (Ed.)Freiberger Beitraege zur Interkulturellen und Wirtschaftskommunikation: A Forum for General and Intercultural Business Communication (pp 447-480), Vol. VII, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang GmbH.

Vishwanath, A., Winkelstein, P., & Singh, R.S. (2010). The impact of Electronic Medical Record systems on outpatient workflows: A longitudinal evaluation of its workflow effects. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79, 778-791.

Vishwanath, A. (2009). Using frames to influence consumer willingness to pay for the Patient Health Record (PHR): A randomized experiment. Health Communication, 24, 473-482.

Vishwanath, A., Brodsky, L., Shaha, S., Leonard, M., & Cimino, M. (2009). Patterns and changes in prescriber attitudes toward PDA prescription-assistive technology. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78, 330-339.

Vishwanath, A. (2009). From beliefs to intentions: The impact of framing on the adoption of innovations. Communication Monographs, 76, 177-206.

Vishwanath, A., Brodsky, L., & Shaha, S. (2009). Physician adoption of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs): Testing its determinants within a structural equation model. Journal of Health Communication, 14, 77-95.

Vishwanath, A., & Chen, H. (2008). Personal communication technologies as an extension of the self: A cross-cultural comparison of people’s associations with technology and their symbolic proximity with others. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59, 1761-1775.

Vishwanath, A. (2008). The 360º news experience: Audience connections with the ubiquitous news organization. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85, 7-22.

Vishwanath, A., & Scamurra, S. (2007). Barriers to the adoption of electronic health records: Using concept mapping to develop a comprehensive empirical model. Health Informatics Journal, 13, 119-134.Vishwanath, A. (2007) Information Search Efficacy: A new measure and its initial tests. Communication Research Reports, 24, 195-203.   

Vishwanath, A., & Scamurra, S. (2007). Barriers to the adoption of electronic health records: Using concept mapping to develop a comprehensive empirical model. Health Informatics Journal, 13, 119-134.

Vishwanath, A. (2006). The effect of the number of opinion seekers and leaders on technology attitudes and choices. Human Communication Research, 32, 322-350.
    
Vishwanath, A., & Chen, H. (2006). Technology clusters: Using multidimensional scaling to evaluate and structure technology clusters. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 57, 1451-1460.

Vishwanath, A., & Barnett, G.A. (2005). An empirical investigation into the structure of bidding in online auctions. Electronic Markets, 15, 261-268.

Vishwanath, A. (2005). An empirical investigation into the impact of personality on technology adoption: A structural approach. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 56, 803-811.

Vishwanath, A. (2004).  An empirical investigation in to the use of heuristics and information cues by bidders in online auctions. Electronic Markets: Special Issue on Online Auctions, 14, 178-185.

Vishwanath, A. (2004). Manifestations of interpersonal trust in online interaction: A cross-cultural study comparing the differential utilization of seller ratings by eBay participants in Canada, France, and Germany. New Media & Society, 6, 219-234.

Vishwanath, A. (2003). Comparing online information effects: A cross-cultural comparison of online information and uncertainty avoidance. Communication Research, 30, 579-598.

Vishwanath, A., & Goldhaber, G.M. (2003). An examination of the factors contributing to adoption decisions among late diffused technology products. New Media & Society, 5, 547-572.