Dr. Brian Spitzberg: Faculty-Student Research

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2019

1. Johnson, E. D., Spitzberg, B. H., Record, R. A., Liu, R. X. (2019, February). Situational cheating assessment of motivation (SCAM): A model for understanding student plagiarism. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Eric Johnson, graduate student, conducted his thesis as a statistical model predicting motivation to cheat on class assignments.

2. Harrer, H. M., Spitzberg, B. H., Martinez, L., & Roesch, S. (2019, February). IMPACCTS©: The development of the Interactive Media Package for the Assessment of Communication and Critical Thinking¬ Short version. Top three19 paper presented at the Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Hannah Harrer, graduate student, conducted her thesis as a psychometric analysis to produce a short-version of the IMPACCT assessment of student communication competence.

3. Sadeghi, Y., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2019, February). Love means never having to say “let’s see a rom-com”: Cultivation correlates of rom-com movie consumption. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Yasamin Sadeghi, graduate student, conducted her thesis on the extent to which engagement in rom-com genre media framed ideologies of intimacy that paralleled such media.

4. Deal, B. E., Martinez, L., Spitzberg, B. H., & Tsou, M-H. (2019, November). “I definitely did not report it when I was raped…#WeBelieveChristine #Me Too”: A content analysis of disclosures of sexual assault on Twitter. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Bonnie Deal, graduate student, conducted a quantitative analysis of tweets about sexual assault disclosure.

2020

5. Otmar, C. D., Ray, C. D., Spitzberg, B. H., & Negash, S. (February, 2020). The influence of interpersonal patterns of forgiveness on relational resilience. Paper presented at the Western Communication Association, Denver, CO.

Chris Otmar, graduate student, conducted his thesis to investigate variables predicting forgiveness and its role in facilitating psychological recovery and resilience in relationships.

IN PROCESS

Submitted for Review:

Deal, B-E., Martinez, L. S., Spitzberg, B. H., & Tsou, M-H. (under review). “I definitely did not report it when i was raped… #WeBelieveChristine #MeToo”: A content analysis of disclosures of sexual assault on Twitter. Big Data + Society. SMS-19-0411

Spitzberg, B. H., Otmar, C., & Canary, H. E. (2021, February). Integrating program assessment across the curriculum. Paper to be submitted for presentation at the AAC&U Conference, San Diego, CA.

Woo‡, N., Spitzberg, B. H., & Record, R. R. (under review). The mediating role of affection exchange and mediated social support on communication competencies and loneliness. Journal of College Student Development.

Alana McLeod & Brian Spitzberg, Creeping toward a theoretical model of creepiness.

Alana McLeod, Brian Spitzberg & Eliza Hensley, Feeling creeped out: Developing and validating a measure of creepathy.

Nathan Woo, Brian Spitzberg, & Rachael Record, Mobilizing friendship: Mitigating perceived feelings of loneliness through social networking applications.

Jonathan Clark, Brian Spitzberg & Ming-Hsiang Tsou, The digipolitical animal: Investigating the memetic diffusion of political messages on Twitter.

Will Silberman, Emily Kaiser, & Brian Spitzberg. The dark triad as a predictor of obsessive relational intrusion.

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