• Lee, M., Potter, R.F., & Pederson, M. (2019). The effects of emotions on cognitive while processing stadium-embedded advertising: A dynamic motivational system approach. European Sport Management Quarterly
  • Smith, L. (Accepted). Tweet, retweet, favorite: The impact of Twitter use on enjoyment and sports viewing. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
  • Geiger, N., Swim, J.K., & Glenna, L. (2019). Spread the green word: A social community perspective into environmentally sustainable behavior. Environment and Behavior.


  • Yan, H. (2018). “The rippled perceptions”: The effects of LGBT-inclusive TV on own attitudes and perceived attitudes of peers towards lesbians and gays. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
  • Clayton, R.B., Lang A., Leshner, G. & Quick, B.L. (2018). Who fights, Who flees? An integration of the LC4MP and psychological reactance theory. Media Psychology
  • Geiger, N., & Swim, J.K. (2019). Gendered impressions of issue publics as predictors of climate activism. Frontiers in Communication.
  • Kim, M. (2018). Parental influence on adolescent preference for television public affairs content: A South Korean panel study. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Kim, M., & Kim, C. (2018). Personality-basis for partisan news media use: Openness to experience and consumption of liberal news media. Mass Communication & Society, 21(6), 814-833.
  • Kim, M. (2018). Neuroticism and information seeking surrounding the 2014 U.S. Ebola outbreak: Evidence from Internet panel study and Internet search trend data. International Journal of Health and Media Research, 22, 77-100.  LINK 
  • Lang A., Han, J., Zheng, X., Almond, A., Lynch, T., & Matthews, N. (2019).  Learning to play: How virtual world affordances drive adaptation and learning in Grand Theft Auto. In J. Breuer, D. Pietschmann, B. Liebold, & B.P. Lange (Eds.), Evolutionary psychology and digital games: Digital hunter-gatherers. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Lang, A., Matthews, N., Lynch, T., Almond, A., Han, J. & Zheng, X. (2018). Driving, dating and dying: The destabilization of real world behaviors in Grand Theft Auto. In J. Breuer, D. Pietschmann, B. Liebold, & B.P. Lange (Eds.), Evolutionary psychology and digital games: Digital hunter-gatherers. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Lee, S-k. & Potter, R.F. (2018)  The impact of emotional words on listeners’ emotional and cognitive responses in the context of advertisements. Communication Research.
  • Peifer, J.T. (2018). Liking the (funny) messenger: The influence of news parody exposure, mirth, and predispositions on media trust. Media Psychology, 21(4), 529-557.
  • Peifer, J.T. (2018) Imitation as flattery: How TV news parody’s media criticism can influence perceived news media importance and media trust. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(3), 734-756
  • Peifer, J.T. (2018). Perceived news media importance: Developing and validating a measure for personal valuations of normative journalistic functions. Communication Methods and Measures, 12(1), 55-79.
  • Potter, R.F., Sites, J., Jamison-Koenig, E., Zheng, X. (2018). The impact of cognitive load on the cardiac orienting response to auditory structural features during natural radio listening situations. Journal of Cognition, 1(1): 39, 1-12.
  • Prena, K., Reed, A., Weaver, A.J., & Newman, S.D. (2018). Game mechanics matter: Differences in video game conditions influence memory performance. Communication Research Reports, 35(3), 222-231.
  • Read, G.L., van Driel, I.I., & Potter, R.F. (2018). Same sex couples in advertisements: An investigation of the role of implicit attitudes on cognitive processing and evaluation. Journal of Advertising, 47(2), 182-197.
  • Read, G.L., Lynch, T., & Matthews, N. (2018). Increased cognitive load during video game play reduces rape myth acceptance and hostile sexism after exposure to sexualized female avatars. Sex Roles, 79(11-12), 683-698.
  • Sites, J., & Potter, R.F. (2018). Everything merges with the game: A generative music system embedded in a videogame increases flow. Game Studies, 18(2).
  • Velez, J. (2019). (Potential) Incubators of prosocial behaviors: An evolutionary approach to understanding dynamic social video game interactions. In J. Breuer, D. Pietschmann, B. Liebold, & B.P. Lange (Eds.), Evolutionary psychology and digital games: Digital hunter-gatherers. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Velez, J. A., Ewoldsen, D. R., Hanus, M. D., Song, H., & Villarreal, J. A. (2018). Social comparisons and need fulfillment: Interpreting video game enjoyment in the context of leaderboards. Communication Research Reports, 35(5), 424-433.
  • Wagner, M., & Gruszczynski, M. (2018). Who gets covered? Ideological extremity and news coverage of members of the US Congress (1993-2013). Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(3), 670-690.
  • Wulf, T., Bowman, N. D., Velez, J. A., & Breuer, J. (2018). Once upon a game: Exploring video game nostalgia and its impact on well-being.  Psychology of Popular Media Culture.







  • Bae, S., Eller, C., & Lang, A. (2012). Presence, physiological arousal, and visual recognition in 3D TV. Journal of Communication and Computer, 9, 560-567.
  • Herold, D. K., Sawhney, H., & Fortunati, L. (Eds.). (2012). Understanding creative uses of ICTs:  Users as social actors. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Kobach, M.J., & Weaver, A.J. (2012). Gender and empathy differences in negative reactions to fictionalized and real violent images. Communication Reports, 25(2), 51-61.
  • Lang, A., Bradley, S.D., Schneider, E.F., Kim, S.C., & Mayell, S. (2012). Killing is positive! Intra-game responses meet the necessary (but not sufficient) theoretical conditions for influencing aggressive behavior. Journal of Media Psychology, 24, 154-165.
  • Martins, N., & Harrison, K. (2012). Racial and gender differences in self-esteem and television viewing.  Communication Research, 39, 338-357. 
  • Martins, N., & Wilson, B. J. (2012). Mean on the screen:  Social aggression in programs popular with children. Journal of Communication, 62(6), 991-1009
  • Martins, N., & Wilson, B.J. (2012). The relationship between social aggression on television and children’s aggression in the classroom.  Human Communication Research, 38(1), 48-71.
  • Potter, R.F., & Bolls, P.D. (2012). Psychophysiological measurement and meaning: Cognitive and emotional processing of media. New York and London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Potter, R. F., & Keene, J. R. (2012). The effect of sports fan identification on the cognitive processing of sports news. International Journal of Sport Communication, 5, 348-367
  • Ross, T.L., & Weaver, A.J. (2012).  Shall we play a game? How the behavior of others influences strategy selection in a multiplayer game.  Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications, 24(3), 102-112.
  • Samson, L., & Grabe, M. E. (2012). Media exposure and the sexual propensities of emerging adults. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 56(2), 280-298.
  • Tea, B., Lee, C., Park, E. & Woo, H. (2012). A study on the persuasion difference of public service advertising by personality traits. Korean Journal of Communication, 56, 186-212.  [Changhoon Lee, Visiting Scholar to ICR]
  • Wang, Z., & Lang, A. (2012). Reconceptualizing excitation transfer as motivational activation changes and a test of the television program context effects. Media Psychology, 15, 68-92.
  • Weaver, A. J., & Kobach, M. (2012). The relationship between selective exposure and the enjoyment of television violence. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 175-184.
  • Weaver, A. J. & Lewis, N. (2012). Mirrored morality: An exploration of moral choice in video games.Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(11), 610-614.
  • Weaver, A. J., Zelenkauskaite, A. & Samson, L. (2012). The (non)violent world of Youtube: Content trends in web video. Journal of Communication, 62(6), 1065-1083.
  • Wright, P. J. (2012). Show me the data!:  Empirical support for the ‘centerfold syndrome’. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 13, 180-198.
  • Wright, P. J. (2012). Is internet pornography consumption related to adult U.S. males’ sexual attitudes? American Journal of Media Psychology, 5(1-4), 118-128. 
  • Wright, P. J. (2012). A longitudinal analysis of U.S. adults’ pornography exposure:  Sexual socialization, selective exposure, and the moderating role of unhappiness. Journal of Media Psychology:  Theories, Methods, and Applications, 24, 67-76.



  • Castronova, E.  (2009). On money and magic. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 2(4).
  • Cherry, B.  (2010). Consumer sovereignty:  New boundaries for telecommunications and broadband access. Telecommunications Policy, 34, 11-22. 
  • Detenber, B. H., & Lang, A.  (2010). The influence of media form and presentation attributes on emotion. In K. Doveling, C. v. Scheve & E. Konijin (Eds.), Handbook of emotions and mass media(pp. 275-293). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Deuze, M.  (2010). Survival of the mediated. Cultural Sciences, 3(2).
  • Deuze, M., Elefante, P., & Steward, B.  (2010). Media work and the economic recession. Popular Communication:  The International Journal of Media and Culture, 8, 226-231.
  • Ewoldsen, D., & Lang, A.  (2010). The measurement of positive and negative affect in media research. In K. Doveling, C. von Scheve & E. Konijin (Eds.), Handbook of emotions and mass media (pp. 79-98). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Lang, A., & Ewoldsen, D.  (2010). Beyond effects:  Conceptualizing communication as dynamic, complex, nonlinear, and fundamental. In S. Allen (Ed.), Rethinking communication:  Keywords in communication research. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Sparks, J. V., & Lang, A.  An initial examination of the post-auricular reflex as a physiological indicator of appetitive activation during television viewing. Communication Methods and Measures, 4(311-330).
  • Wright, P. J.,  A hierarchical linear modeling assessment of dual addiction status change in sexual compulsivity over time. Psychological Reports, 107, 236-244.
  • Wright, P. J.,  Sexual compulsivity and 12-step peer and sponsor supportive communication:  A cross-lagged panel analysis. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 17, 154-169. 
  • Wright, P. J., & McKinley, C. J.  Services and information for sexual compulsive students on college counseling center websites:  Results from a national sample. Journal of Health Communication, 15, 665-678.
  • Yegiyan, N., & Lang, A.  Processing central and peripheral detail:  How content arousal and emotional tone influence encoding. Media Psychology, 13, 77-99.


Publications 2007-2009