Graduate Student Research

Our faculty support graduate student-led research during their studies in our department. They have helped outstanding students to receive prestigious dissertation funds from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, Dissertation Fellowships and Mark Diamond Research Fund at UB’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Top Paper Awards at various international and national conferences. Some faculty provide research support to students through their funded grants. Some students also work independently on conference papers and publications with peer support. Below are some examples of such journal publications.

**   current graduate student co-authors

*     former graduate student co-author

#     faculty co-author

Lattimer, T. A.**, Tenzek, K. E.#, Ophir, Y.#, Sullivan, S. S. (2022). Exploring web-based Twitter conversations surrounding National Healthcare Decisions Day and advance care planning from a sociocultural perspective: Computational mixed methods Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research-Formative Research, 6(4), e35795,

Liu, A. K.**, Ophir, Y.#, Walter, D., & Himelboim, I. (2022). Hashtag activism in a politicized pandemic: Framing the campaign to include Taiwan in the efforts to combat COVID-19. New Media & Society.

Andrews, E.**, & Yang, J. Z.# (2021). Behavioral modeling: Inspiring college students to intervene in instances of sexual assault. Communication Research Reports, 38(1), 33-45.

Liu, Z.**& Yang, J. Z.# (2021). Public support for COVID-19 responses: Cultural cognition, risk perception, and emotions. Health Communication.

Maki, K.**, & Feeley, T. H.# (2021). Influencing HIV testing intentions: Comparing Narrative and Statistical Messages. Communication Studies, 72/2, 178-194.

Moore, M.**, Green, M.C.#, Fitzgerald, K.**, & Paravati, E. (2021). Misuses of inspiration: Narrative effects on attributions and helping. Media and Communication, 9(2), 226-236.

Moore, M. M.**, & Ophir, Y.# (2021). Big Data Actually: Analyzing the Thematic Content of 200 Romantic Comedies Using Unsupervised Machine Learning. Psychology of Popular Media.

Wong, J. C. S.**, & Yang, J. Z.# (2021). Beyond party lines: The roles of compassionate goals, affect heuristic, and risk perception on Americans’ support for coronavirus response measures. Journal of Risk Research, 24(3-4), 352-368.

Yue, Z.**, Lee, D. S.#, & Xiao, J. (2021). Social media use, psychological well-being and physical health during lockdown. Information, Communication and Society.

Yue, Z.**, & Stefanone, M. A.# (2021). Submitted for your approval: A cross-cultural study of selfie-related behavior. Behavior and Information Technology,

Covert, J. M.*, & Stefanone, M. A.# (2020). Does rejection still hurt? Examining the effects of network monitoring and exposure to online social exchange signals. Social Science Computer Review, 38(2), 170-186.

Fitzgerald, K.S.**, Green, M.C.#, & Paravati, E. (2020). Restorative narratives: Using narrative trajectory for prosocial outcomes. Journal of Public Interest Communications, 4(2), 51-74.

Liu, S.**, & Yang, J. Z.# (2020). Incorporating message framing into narrative persuasion to curb e-cigarette use among college students. Risk Analysis, 40(8), 1677-1690.

Moore, M.**, & Yang, J. Z.# (2020). Using eco-guilt to motivate environmental behavior change. Environmental Communication, 14(4), 522-536.

Fico, A.*, & Feeley, T. H.# (2019). A positive deviance approach to improve familial authorization for organ donation. Clinical Transplantation, 33, e13488.

Lee, S.**, Moon, S.**, & Feeley, T. H.# (2019). The “That’s-Not-All” compliance-gaining technique: When does it work? Social Influence, 14(2), 25-39.

Yue, Z.**, Wang, H.#, Singhal, A. (2019). Using television drama as entertainment-education to tackle domestic violence in China. The Journal of Development Communication, 30(1), 30-44.

Chen, Y.*, & Feeley, T. H.# (2018). Risk perception, social support, and alcohol use among U.S. adolescents. International Journal of Communication and Health, 13, 11-22.

Griffin, D. J.*, & Frank, M. G.# (2018). Intercultural communication schemas of Deaf and hearing adults: Visuospatial decision-making during deception detection. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 47, 545-563.

Nickels, B. M.*, & Feeley, T. H.# (2018). Breaking bad news in veterinarian medicine. Health Communication, 33, 1105-1113.

Rui, J. R.*, & Stefanone, M.A. # (2018). That tagging was annoying: An extension of expectancy violation theory to impression management on social network sites. Computers in Human Behavior, 80, 49-58.

Khalil, G. E.*, Wang, H.#, Calabro, K., Mitra, N., Shegog, R., Prokhorov, A. V. (2017). From the experience of interactivity and entertainment to lower intention to smoke: A randomized controlled trial of a web-based smoking prevention program for adolescents. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(2), e44,

Anker, A.E.*, Feeley, T. H.#, McCracken, B.**, & Lagoe, C.A. (2016). Measuring the effectiveness of mass-mediated health campaigns through meta-analysis. Journal of Health Communication.

Griffin, D. J.*, Bolkan, S., Holmgren, J. L., & Tutzauer, F.# (2016) Central journals and authors in communication using a publication network. Scientometrics, 106, 91-104.

Lee, S.**, & Feeley, T. H.# (2016). The identifiable victim effect: A meta-analytic review. Social Influence, 11(3), 199-215.

Svetieva, E.*, & Frank, M. G.# (2016). Empathy, emotion dysregulation, and enhanced microexpression recognition ability. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 309-320.

Egnoto, M.J.*, Sirianni, J.*, Ortega, C.R.**, & Stefanone, M.A.# (2015). Death on the digital landscape: An investigation into the benefits of online memorials for the grieving process. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying, 69(3), 283-304.

Kwon, H.*, Moon, S.*, & Stefanone, M. A.# (2015). Unspeaking on Facebook? Testing network effects on self-censorship of political expressions in social network sites. Quality & Quantity, 49(4), 1417-1435.

Rui, J.*, & Wang, H.# (2015). Social network sites and international students’ cross-cultural adaptation. Computers in Human Behavior, 49, 400-411,

Chen, Y.*, & Feeley, T. H.# (2015). Predicting binge drinking in college students: Rational beliefs, stress, or loneliness. Journal of Drug Education, 45, 133-155.

Chen, Y.**, & Feeley, T. H.# (2014). Numeracy, information seeking, and self-efficacy in managing health: An analysis using the 2007 health information national trends survey (HINTS). Health Communication, 29, 843-853.

Hurley, C. M.*, Anker, A. E.*, Frank, M. G.#, Matsumoto, D. M., & Hwang, H. C. (2014). Does background matter? Background factors predicting accuracy and improvement in micro expression recognition. Motivation & Emotion.

Hurley, C. M.*, Griffin, D. J.*, & Stefanone, M. A.# (2014). Who told you that? Uncovering the source of believed cues to deception. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 6(1), 19-32.

Khalil, G.**, & Rintamaki, L. S.# (2014). A televised entertainment-education drama to promote positive discussion of organ donation. Health Education Research, 29, 284-296.

Lin, H.*, & Wang, H.# (2014). Avatar creation in virtual worlds: Behaviors and motivations. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 213-218,