•  Dunivin, Zackary Okun, Yan, Harry Yaojun, Ince, Jelani and Rojas, Fabio (2022) Black Lives Matter protests shift public discourse. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Link
  • Zheng, Xia, Lang, Annie, Almond, Anthony, & Yan, Harry Yaojun (2022). It takes guts to be a rebel! A dynamic coordination account of the relationship between motivational reactivity, social morality, and political ideology. Politics & Life Sciences. Link
  • Holt, Lanier F., Ellithorpe, Morgan E., Ewoldsen, David R. & Velez, John (2022). Helping and hurting on the TV screen: Bounded generalized reciprocity and interracial group expectations. Media Psychology. Link
  • Comfort, Suzannah Evans, Gruszczynski, Mike, & Browning, Nicholas (2022). Building the science news agenda: The permeability of science journalism to public relations. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Link
  • Ochieng, Jimmy (2022). News sources and framing of responsibility on devolution in Kenya, 2013–2017. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Link
  • Chae, Seung Woo and Lee, Sung Hyun (2022). Sharing emotion while spectating video game play: Exploring Twitch users’ emotional change after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Computers in Human Behavior. Link


  • Peifer, Jason T., Taeyoung Lee, Gyo Hyun Koo (2021). Selectively sharing satirical news: Strengthening an empirical understanding of how agreement, mirth, and perceived informativeness contribute to the diffusion of mediated comedy. Computers in Human Behavior. Link
  • Velez, John A., Keene, J.R., Corwin, M., Elko, S., & Potter, Robert F. (2021). A Visual Interactive Narrative Intervention (VINI) for aphasia education: Can digital applications administer augmented input to educate stroke survivors with aphasia? Patient Education and Counseling. Link
  • Frederick, Evan, Pegoraro, Ann, & Smith, Lauren Reichart (2021). An Examination of Michigan State University’s Image Repair via Facebook and the Public Response Following the Larry Nassar Scandal. Communication & Sport. Link
  • Cores-Sarria, Lucia, Hale, Brent J., & Lang, Annie (2021). Danger, Sex, and Everything Else: A Comparison of Camera Angle and Camera Distance effects across Pictures of Varied Emotional Content. Journal of Media Psychology. Link
  • MacArthur, Paul, & Smith, Lauren Reichart (2021) Summon the American Television Heroes: Nationalism in NBC’s Primetime Television Broadcast of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. International Journal of Sport Communication. Link
  • Zheng, X. & Lu, Y. (2021) News consumption and affective polarization in Taiwan: The mediating roles of like-minded discussion and relative hostile media perception. The Social Science Journal. Link
  • Zheng, X., Li, W., Wong, S., & Lin, S. (2021). Social Media and E-cigarette Use among U.S. Youth: Longitudinal Evidence on the Role of Advertisement Exposure and Risk Perception. Addictive Behaviors. Link


  • Smith, L. R., Clavio, G.C., & Lang, A. (2020).  Does visual framing drive eye gaze behavior? The effects of visual framing of athletes in an increasingly visual social media world. Media Psychology. Link
  • Geiger, Nathan (2020). Do people actually “listen to the experts”? A cautionary note on assuming expert credibility and persuasiveness on public health policy advocacy. Health Communication. Link
  • Yan, Harry Yaojun, Kai-Cheng Yang, Filippo Menczer, & James Shanahan, (2020). Asymmetrical perceptions of partisan political bots. New Media & Society. Link
  • Gruszczynski, Mike (2020) How media storms and topic diversity influence agenda fragmentation. International Journal of Communication. Link
  • Wulf, T., Bowman, N.D., Velez, J.A. & Breuer, Johannes (2020). Once upon a game: Exploring video game nostalgia and its impact on well-being. Psychology of Popular Media. Link
  • Elko, Stacy, Velez, John A., Corwin, Melinda, & Keene, Justin (2020). Rethinking patient–provider care through visual communication. Visual Communication. Link
  • Smith, L.R., MacArthur (2020). Striking the Balance: The Portrayal of Male and Female Athletes on NBC’s Primetime Television Broadcast of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Electronic News. Link
  • Fritz, Niki, Vinny Malic, Bryant PaulYanyan Zhou (2020). Worse than objects: The depiction of Black women and men and their sexual relationship in pornography. Gender Issues.
  • Smith, L. R. & Pegoraro, A. (2020). Media framing of Larry Nassar and the USA Gymnastics child sex abuse scandal. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Link
  • Peifer, J., & Landreville, K. (2020). Spoofing presidential hopefuls: The roles of affective disposition and positive emotions in prompting the social transmission of debate parody. International Journal of Communication. Link
  • Gruszczynski, M. (2020). Evidence of partisan agenda fragmentation in the American public, 1959–2015, Public Opinion Quarterly. Link 
  • Brown, A. J., (2020). Should I stay or should I leave? Exploring (dis)continued Facebook use after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Social Media + Society. Link
  • Cheema, S. E., & Velez, J. A. (2020). Internalizing external goals: The relationship between causality orientations and digital badges. Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications. Link
  • Sarge, M.A., Kim, H-S., & Velez, J.A. (2020). An Auti-sim intervention: The role of perspective taking in combating public stigma with virtual simulations. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Link
  • Geiger, Nathan, Pasek, Michael, Gruszczynski, Mike, Ratcliff, Nathaniel, & Weaver, Kevin, Political ingroup conformity and pro-environmental behavior: Evaluating the evidence from a survey and mousetracking experiments. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Link
  • Read, G. (2020) Processing ambiguous social identity: Disclosure of identity and phenotypic prototypicality affect processing and evaluation of persuasive messages. Journal of Communication.
  •  Comfort, Suzannah Evans, Tandoc, Edson, Gruszczynski, Mike (2020). Who is heard in climate change journalism? Sourcing patterns in climate change news in China, India, Singapore, and Thailand. Climate Change. Link
  • Bellman, Steve, Potter, Robert F., Robinson, Jennifer A., & Varan, Duane (2020). The effectiveness of various video ad-choice formats. Journal of Marketing Communications. Link


  • Smith, L.R., Myrick, J.G., & Gantz, W. (2019). A test of the relationship between sexist television commentary and enjoyment of women’s sports: impacts on emotions, attitudes, and viewing intentions. Communication Research Reports.
  • Velez, John A., Loof, Travis, Smith, Casey A., Jordan, Joshua M., Villarreal, Jonathan, & Ewoldsen, David A. (2019). Switching Schemas: Do Effects of Mindless Interactions With Agents Carry Over to Humans and Vice Versa? Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Link
  • Lee, M., Potter, R.F., & Pedersen, P.M. (2019). The effects of emotions on cognitive effort while processing mediated stadium-embedded advertising: A dynamic motivational systems approach. European Sport Management
  • Smith, L.R. , Pegoraro, A., & Cruikshank, S.A. (2019). Tweet, retweet, favorite: The impact of Twitter use on enjoyment and sports viewing. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic
  • Geiger, N., Swim, J.K., & Glenna, L. (2019). Spread the green word: A social community perspective into environmentally sustainable behavior. Environment and Behavior.
  • Fox, J.R. & Steinberg, E. (2019). News you can’t use: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show media critiques. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
  • Frederick, E., Pegoraro, A., & Smith, L.R. (2019). An examination of Michigan State University’s image repair via Facebook and the public response following the Larry Nassar scandal. Communication and Sport.
  • Lu, Y., & Lee, J.K. (2019). Stumbling upon the other side: Incidental learning of counter-attitudinal political information on Facebook. New Media & Society.
  • Kim, A., Moravec, P.L., Dennis, A.R. (2019). Combating fake news on social media with source ratings: The effects of user and expert reputation ratings. Journal of Management Information Systems.
  • Lu, Y. (2019). Incidental exposure to political disagreement on Facebook and corrective participation: Unraveling the effects of emotional responses and issue relevance. International Journal of Communication. Link
  • Smith, L.R. (2019). Stand up, show respect: Athlete activism, nationalistic attitudes, and emotional response. International Journal of Communication. Link
  • Park, Y.E., & Kang, M. (2019). When crowdsourcing in CSR message leads to dialogue: The effects of trust and distrust. Special issue on dialogue and trust. Public Relations Review.
  • Yan, H. (2019). “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.
  • McAfee, D., Doubleday, Z., Geiger, N., & Connell, S. (2019). Everyone loves a success story: Optimism inspires conservation engagement. BioScience.
  • Swim, J.K., Geiger, N., & Lengieza, M.L. (2019) Climate change marches as motivators for bystander collective action. Frontiers in Communication.
  • Kim, M. & Lu, Y. (2019). Testing partisan selective exposure in a multidimensional choice context: Evidence from a conjoint experiment. Mass Communication and Society.
  • Hunt, K. & Gruszczynski, M. (2019). The influence of new and traditional media coverage on public attention to social movements: The case of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Information, Communication, and Society.
  • Geiger, N., Gasper, K., Swim, J.K., & Fraser, J. (2019). Untangling the components of hope: Increasing pathways (not agency) explains the success of an intervention that increases educators’ climate change discussions.


  • 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. (2018). 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. (2018).  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).
  • Hale, B.J. & Grabe, M.E. (2018). Visual war: A content analysis of Clinton and Trump subreddits during the 2016 campaign. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
  • Velez, J.A. (2018). (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.
  • Lee, M., Potter, R.F., Lim, C.H., & Pedersen, P.M. (2018). The effectiveness of advertising embedded in televised sport programming: How team performance influences attitude formation. Sport Marketing Quarterly.
  • Lynch, T. (2018). Evolutionary formidability mechanisms as moderators of fear experience. In Breuer, J., Pietschmann, D., Liebold, B., & Lange, B.P. (Eds.), Evolutionary psychology and digital games: Digital hunter-gatherers. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Matthews, N. (2018). The interplay between morality and video games. In Breuer, J., Pietschmann, D., Liebold, B., & Lange, B.P. (Eds.). Evolutionary psychology and digital games: Digital hunter-gatherers. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Fox, J.R. (2018). Journalist or jokester? An analysis of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In Baumgartner, J.C. & Becker, A.B. (Eds.). Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape: A New Generation of Research.
  • Steinberg, E. (2018). Freedom of the press in Israeli and American satire. In Baumgartner, J.C. & Becker, A.B. (Eds.). Political Humor in a Changing Media Landscape: A New Generation of Research. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Tompkins, J.E. & Lynch, T. (2018). The concerns surrounding sexist content in digital games. In Ferguson, C.J. (Ed.). Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention.







  • 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