Lindsay Hahn


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Lindsay Hahn


Lindsay Hahn


Research Topics

Media psychology, morality, media entertainment, media effects, children and media

Overview Background Publications

Hahn, L. (2021). Moral clarity decreases as viewer age increases: A content analysis of the moral values and reinforcement clarity depicted in popular U.S. children’s television. Journal of Children and Media, Advance online publication.

Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., Prabhu, S., Grall, C., Novotny, E., & Klebig, B. (2021). Narrative media's emphasis on distinct moral intuitions alters early adolescents' judgments. Journal of Media Psychology, Advance online publication

Aley, M., Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., Goble, H., Zhang, L., Grady, S., Baldwin, J. (2021.) What does television teach children? Examining the altruistic and egoistic lessons in children's educational television. Communication Reports, 34(2), 106-119.

Frischlich, L., Hahn, L., Rieger, D. (2021). The promises and pitfalls of inspirational media: What do we know and where do we go from here? Media and Communication, 9, 162-166. doi:10.17645/mac.v9i2.4271

Klebig, B., Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., Aley, M., Goble, H, Baldwin, J., & Grady, S. (2021). The influence of prevailing regional political narratives on intuitions featured in religious messages. Communication Reports, 34, 37-49. doi:10.1080/08934215.2020.1869281 

Hahn, L., Schmidt, M.D., Rathbun, S.L., Johnsen, K., Annesi, J.J., & Ahn, S.J. (2020). Using virtual agents to increase physical activity in young children with the Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 99.

Tamborini, R., Hahn, L., Klebig, B., Walling, B., Kryston, K., & Aley, M. (2020). The representation of altruism and egoism in children’s books. Communication Studies, Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10510974.2020.1833356

Hahn, L., Rathbun, S., Schmidt, M., Johnsen, K., Annesi, J., & Ahn, S.J. (2020). Using virtual agents and activity monitors to autonomously track and assess self-determined physical activity among young children: A 6-week feasibility field study. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23, 471-478. doi:10.1089/cyber.2019.0491

Prabhu, S., Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., & Grizzard, M. (2020). Do morals featured in media content correspond with moral intuitions in media users?: A test of the MIME in two cultures. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 64, 255-276. doi:10.1080/08838151.2020.1757364

Hofer, M., Hartmann, E., Eden, A., Ratan, R., & Hahn, L. (2020). The role of plausibility in the experience of spatial presence in virtual environments. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 1. doi:10.3389/frvir.2020.00002

Aley, M., & Hahn, L. (2020). The powerful male hero: A content analysis of gender representation in posters for children’s animated movies. Sex Roles, 83, 499-509. doi:10.1007/s11199-020-01127-z

Tamborini, R., Hahn, L., Aley, M., Prabhu, S., Baldwin, J., Sethi, N., Novotny, E., Klebig, B., & Hofer, M. (2020). The impact of terrorist attack news on moral intuitions. Communication Studies, 71 511-527. doi:10.1080/10510974.2020.1735467

Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., Novotny, E., Grall, C., & Klebig, B. (2019). Applying moral foundations theory to identify terrorist group motivations. Political Psychology, 40, 507-522. doi:10.1111/pops.12525

Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., Klebig, B., Novotny, E., Grall, C., Hofer, M., & Lee, H. (2019). The representation of altruistic and egoistic motivations in popular music over 60 years. Communication Studies, 70, 59-78. doi:10.1080/10510974.2018.1447493

Ellithorpe, M., Eden, A., Hahn, L., Ulusoy, E., Yang, C., & Tucker, R. M. (2019). Meal-concurrent media use is associated with increased dietary intake with no evidence of compensation in free-living adults. Obesity, 9, 1418-1422. doi:10.1002/oby.22577

Tamborini, R., Grall, C., Hofer, M., Prabhu, S., Novotny, E., Hahn, L., & Klebig, B., Kryston, K., Baldwin, J., Aley, M., & Sethi, N. (2018). Using attribution theory to explain the affective dispositions of tireless moral monitors toward narrative characters. Journal of Communication, 68, 842-871. doi:10.1093/joc/jqy049

Huskey, R., Bowman, N., Eden, A., Grizzard, M., Hahn, L., Lewis, R., Matthews, N., Tamborini, R., Walther, J. B., & Weber, R. (2018). Things we know about media and morality. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 315. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0349-9

Weber, R., Mangus, J. M., Huskey, R., Amir, O., Swanson, R., Gordon, A., Khooshabeh, P., Hahn, L., & Tamborini, R. (2018). Extracting moral foundations from text narratives: Relevance, challenges, and solutions. Communication Methods and Measures, 12, 119-139. doi:10.1080/19312458.2018.1447656
*Won 2018 Article of the Year Award from Communication Methods and Measures

Tamborini, R., Novotny, E., Prabhu, S., Hofer, M., Bente, G., Grall, C., Klebig, B., Hahn, L., Slaker, J., Ratan, R. (2018). The effect of behavioral synchrony with black or white virtual agents on outgroup trust. Computers in Human Behavior, 83, 176-183. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.01.037

Tamborini, R., Hofer, M., Prabhu, S., Grall, C., Novotny, E., Hahn, L., & Klebig, B. (2017). The impact of terror attack news on moral intuitions and moral behavior towards outgroups. Mass Communication and Society, 20, 800-824. doi:10.1080/15205436.2017.1342130

Hahn, L., Tamborini, R., Prabhu, S., Klebig, B., Grall, C., & Pei, D. (2017). The importance of altruistic versus egoistic motivations: A content analysis of conflicted motivations in children’s television programming. Communication Reports, 30, 67-79. doi:10.1080/08934215.2016.1251602

Grizzard, M., Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., Anderson, K. B., Hahn, L., & Prabhu, S. (2017). Does repeated exposure to popular media strengthen moral intuitions?: Exploratory evidence regarding consistent and conflicted moral content. Media Psychology20, 557-583. doi:10.1080/15213269.2016.1227266

Tamborini, R., Hahn, L., Prabhu, S., Klebig, B., & Grall, C. (2017). The representation of altruistic and egoistic motivations in children’s television programming. Communication Research Reports, 34, 58-67. doi:10.1080/08824096.2016.1227312

Tamborini, R., Bowman, N., Prabhu, S., Hahn, L., Klebig, B., Grall, C., & Novotny, E. (2016). The effect of moral intuitions on decisions in video-game play: The role of temporary and chronic intuition accessibility. New Media and Society, 20, 564-580. doi:10.1177/1461444816664356

Tamborini, R., Lewis, R. L. Prabhu, S., Grizzard, M., Hahn, L., & Wang, L. (2016). Media’s influence on the accessibility of altruistic and egoistic motivations. Communication Research Reports, 33, 177-187. doi:10.1080/08824096.2016.1186627

Grizzard, M., Tamborini, R., Sherry, J., Weber, R., Prabhu, S., Hahn, L., & Idzik, P. (2015). The thrill is gone, but you might not know: Habituation and generalization of biophysiological and self-reported arousal responses to video games. Communication Monographs, 82, 64-87. doi:10.1080/03637751.2014.971418