Research in the Nation’s Capital: Professors Make Appearance at 69th Annual ICA Conference

Faculty and staff of MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences will travel to the nation’s capital in May to discuss their research at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference.

Research contributions from ComArtSci faculty cover a broad variety of topics, ranging from Communication, Journalism, and Media and Information to Advertising + Public Relations. ICA attendees will have a chance to explore the impacts of social media, gender issues in communication, health and risk, the consequences of video and film, issues facing news media, and gaming and virtual reality, among many other research topics.

The ICA Conference will take place May 24 – May 28, 2019, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Founded more than 50 years ago, ICA aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research across the globe. The papers that will be presented during the conference are as follows.


  • Joy is a News Value
    Perry Parks
  • Viewing Females in Sexualized Clothing on Instagram: Effects on Women’s Body Image
    Lin Li; Minjin (MJ) Rheu; Anastasia G. Kononova
  • Measuring Psychophysical Effects of Sound and Video in a Suspenseful Film Using Integrated Reception Process Analysis
    Gary Bente; Kevin Kryston; Melinda Aley; Minjin (MJ) Rheu
  • Inequalities in Breadth of Internet Access and Use Predict Local Social Capital: Digital Divides in Detroit
    Bianca C. Reisdorf; Laleah Fernandez; Keith N. Hampton; William H. Dutton
  • Improving Preconception Health Communication: A Thematic Analysis of Men’s and Women’s Beliefs About Gendered Responsibility During the ‘Zero Trimester’
    Susan Mello; Sara Stifano; Cabral A. Bigman; Andy Tan; Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson
  • Behavior Matters: Intention to Share Is Predicted by Different Experimental Conditions Than Intention to Engage in Healthy Eating
    Robyn B. Adams; Kyeungyeun Yie; Mengyan Ma; Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson
  • Changes in Career Identity: Tracing the Career Narratives of Women in Traditionally Male Professions
    Elizabeth Dorrance Hall; Patricia Gettings; Nicole Campbell
  • How Engaging are Concrete Images? The Moderating Role of Construal Level in Climate Change Visual Communication
    Bruno Takahashi
  • Neural Synchrony During Reception of Real-Life Anti-Alcohol Health Messages
    Martin Imhof; Ralf Schmaelzle; Britta Renner; Harald Schupp
  • The Role of Communication Channels in Conflict Communication: Differences in Arousal, Communication Outcomes, and Conflict Strategies Across Channels
    Taj W. Makki
  • Blending in or Standing Out? the Effects of Brand Familiarity in Native and Traditional Advertising Mobile Videos on Brand Attitudes, Memory, and Purchase Intention
    Yingchia Hsu; Anastasia G. Kononova; Cheng-Hsuan Lin; Iago Santos Muraro; Na Rae Park; Jessica P. Hirsch
  • Fearing the End: Spoilers as Self-Protective Mechanism
    Sarah Brookes; Judith E. Rosenbaum; Morgan E. Ellithorpe
  • Effect of Narrative Structural Features on Intention to Engage in Health Behaviors and Information Sharing in Health-Related Narratives
    Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson; Joshua Introne; Robyn B. Adams
  • Advances in the Narrative Enjoyment and Appreciation Rationale
    Ron Tamborini
  • Researching with Our Hair on Fire: Three Frameworks for Rethinking News in a Post-Normative Era
    Perry Parks
  • Building Algorithmic Knowledge: Customization as Experiential Learning
    Kjerstin Thorson
  • The Recreation/Challenge Model of Media Entertainment: Evidence From the Field
    Tilo Hartmann; Allison Eden
  • Impressions of HIV Risk Online: Brain Potentials While Viewing Online Dating Profiles
    Ralf Schmaelzle
  • The Impact of Exposure to a Counter-Stereotypical STEM Show on Children's Attitudes Towards STEM
    Fashina Alade
  • Mistrust and Lack of Sharing in Flint, MI: The Effects on Access to Healthy Food
    Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson; Joshua Introne; Richard Sadler
  • The Coupled Brains of Captivated Audiences: An Investigation of the Collective Brain Dynamics of an Audience Watching a Suspenseful Film
    Ralf Schmaelzle; Clare Grall
  • Engaging Consumers Through Social Media - a Content Analysis of Antecedents and Effect of Online Strategies of Top Chinese Companies
    Hairong Li
  • And Yet They Persist: Serial Users Impact on Social-Mediated Climate Change Discourse on Twitter Networks
    Kjerstin Thorson
  • Viral Vitriol: Predictors and Contagion of Toxicity in World of Tanks
    Rabindra (Robby) Ratan


  • Sex Differences in Esteem Support: Examining Main and Interaction Effects
    Amanda Holmstrom; Samantha J. Shebib; Allison P. Mazur; Lu Zhang; Adam Mason
  • Made to Feel Like Less of a Woman: The Experience of Stigma for Mothers Who Do Not Breastfeed
    Mary Bresnahan; Sunyoung Park; Jie Zhuang; Rose C. Hitt
  • Testing Exposure to Nostalgic Messages as an Alternative Self-Affirmation Induction to Reduce Defensive Processing and Promote Message Acceptance
    Ying Cheng; Franklin J. Boster
  • Leveraging Social Media to Promote Healthy Parenting
    Minjin (MJ) Rheu; Wei Peng; Kuo-Ting T. Huang
  • Why Do People Both Follow and Avoid Fear-Inducing News Topics?
    Carin Tunney; Esther Thorson
  • Interdependent Siblings: Associations Between Closest and Least Close Sibling Social Support and Sibling Relationship Satisfaction
    Elizabeth Dorrance Hall; Samantha J. Shebib
  • The Role of Plausibility in the Experience of Spatial Presence in Virtual Environments
    Matthias Hofer; Tilo Hartmann; Rabindra (Robby) Ratan; Lindsay Hahn; Allison Eden
  • Touching the Virtual: Investigating Spatiotemporal Approach and Avoidance Behaviors in VR
    Joomi Lee; Allison Eden; Taiwoo Park; David Ewoldsen; Sanguk Lee; Gary Bente
  • Why Some Narrative Ads Are More Persuasive Than Others?
    Eunjin Kim; S. Ratneshwar; Esther Thorson
  • Mobile Phone Habits During Face to Face First Encounters: An Investigation of Self-Disclosure and Non-Verbal Mimicry
    Travis Kadylak
  • Gender Biases Among Gamers: Development and Validation of the Female Gamer Stereotypes Scale (FGSS)
    Shay X. Yao; Morgan E. Ellithorpe; David Ewoldsen; Reed Reynolds
  • The Everyday Experience of Media Consumption: A Diary Study Examining the Recreation/Challenge Hypothesis
    Allison Eden; Morgan E. Ellithorpe; Lindsay Hahn; Ezgi Ulusoy; Sara Grady; Joshua Baldwin; Kevin Kryston
  • Moral Intuition Salience as a Mediator of Approbation in Affective Disposition Theory
    Ron Tamborini; Joshua Baldwin; Lindsay Hahn; Melinda R. Aley; Neha Sethi; Henry Goble; Sara Grady; Sujay Prabhu; Kevin Kryston
  • Multitasking Boosts Productivity and Novelty
    Prabu David
  • I’m Your Car: Examining Effects of an Autonomous Vehicle Voice Agent
    Sanguk Lee; Rabindra (Robby) Ratan; Taiwoo Park
  • The Influence of Prevailing Regional Political Narratives on Intuitions Featured in Religious Messages
    Brian Klebig; Lindsay Hahn; Ron Tamborini; Melinda R. Aley; Henry Goble; Joshua Baldwin
  • Anti-Vaping Messages and Secondary Task Reaction Times (Strts): Does Psychological Reactance Reduce
    Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson


  • Can We Decode the Polarity of Subjective Evaluation Reactions From FMRI Data? Not Yet.
    Ralf Schmaelzle; Clare Grall
  • Inferring the Speech Envelope From EEG Data During Listening. What's In It For Communication Neuroscience?
    Ralf Schmaelzle
  • Modeling the Social Predictors of Healthy Sleep Behaviors
    Nikki McClaran; Nancy Rhodes
  • From Whom Do Young Adults Actively Seek Career Information? An Ego Network Analysis of Vocational Anticipatory Socialization
    Kenneth J. Levine; Melinda R. Aley
  • Bringing Climate Change Home Through Visual Representations: An Experimental Exploration of Construal Level Theory 
    Bruno Takahashi
  • From Solo to Social: Exploring Social Affordances in VR Chat Platforms
    Joomi Lee; Allison Eden; David G. Beyea; Sanguk Lee; Shay X. Yao; Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn
  • Modding and Mods: Exploring the Creative Behavior of Gamers
    David G. Beyea; Allison Eden; David Ewoldsen; Sanguk Lee; Brandon Van Der Heide; Jingbo Meng
  • Perceived Individual and Societal Values of News and Paying for Subscriptions
    Esther Thorson
  • The Impact of Effort on the Quality of Esteem Support Received
    Amanda Holmstrom; Samatha J. Shebib; Allison P. Mazur; Lu Zhang
  • When the News Shrinks: Social Media, Community Information Needs, and the Evaporation of Politics
    Kjerstin Thorson; Yingying Chen; Kelley Cotter; Mel Medeiros; Kourtnie Rodgers; Arram Bae; Sevgi Baykaldi
  • Revisiting the Moral Foundations-Affect Misattribution Procedure (MF-AMP): An Extended, Open-Source Tool for Measuring the Accessibility of Moral Intuitions
    Frederic R. Hopp; Jacob T. Fisher; Sujay Prabhu; Devin Cornell; Ron Tamborini; Rene Weber
  • Message-Elicited Brain Response Moderates Relationship Between Opportunities for Exposure to Anti-Smoking Messages and Message Recall
    Elissa Kranzler; Ralf Schmaelzle; Rui Pei; Robert C. Hornik; Emily B. Falk
  • Talking About Dioxin Contamination and Cleanup: Newspaper Framing of Environmental Contamination in the United States From 1980 to 2017
    James Dearing; Minwoong Chung
  • Driving, Interrupted: Psychophysiological Exploration of the Effects of Listening to Music Interrupted by Ads on Driving Performance, Emotional Processing, and Task Immersion and Satisfaction
    Anastasia G. Kononova; Tao Deng; Luis Gracianovelazquez; Na Rae Park; Kristen Lynch; Jessica P. Hirsch; Noah Hirsch
  • The Impact of Age on the Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Distraction in the Pediatric Emergency Department
    Travis Kadylak; Jessica DeClercq; Marie Bowen; Aileen Hansen; Kelly Hebert; Jodi Nohel; Kristin Weber; Rick VanGessel; Amy Blasen; Rachel Latunski; Karl Engler; Kathleen Marble; Richard Getter; Kendra Kamp; Sheila R. Cotten
  • What Makes Cancer Information Viral on Social Media?
    Taiquan Peng
  • A Self-Other Utility Framework of Media Malleability
    Rabindra (Robby) Ratan
  • Which Bad News to Choose? the Influence of Race on Selective Exposure in Negative News Contexts
    Lanier F. Holt; Dustin Carnahan
  • A Character Recognition Tool for Automated Content Analysis: A Facial Recognition Approach to Visual Content
    Joshua Baldwin; Ralf Schmaelzle
  • Can Moral Narratives Increase Moral Intuition Accessibility and Behavior in Pre-Teen Children? Testing the Model of Intuitive Morality and Exemplars in Young Audiences 
    Lindsay Hahn; Ron Tamborini; Rene Weber; Gary Bente; John Sherry
  • Extending Research Testing the Model of Intuitive Morality and Exemplars in Children
    Melinda R. Aley; Ron Tamborini; Lindsay Hahn
  • I Need Some Distance to Experience What Is Like to Be You: Narrative Persuasion and Expansion of Boundaries of Self Through Games for Social Change
    Minjin (MJ) Rheu; Wei Peng; David Ewoldsen
  • An Eye for an Eye or Love Thy Neighbor? Expectations of Reciprocity From African Americans and Its Effects on Racial Attitudes
    Minjin (MJ) Rheu; David Ewoldsen; Morgan E. Ellithorpe; Shay X. Yao; Neha Sethi
  • Reconsidering Family Closeness: A Review and Call for Research on Family Distancing
    Kristina Scharp; Elizabeth Dorrance Hall
  • Who Uses Fact-Checking? the Impact of Demographics, Political Antecedents and Media Use on Fact-Checking Site Awareness, Attitudes, and Behavior
    Rachel Mourao; Craig Robertson; Esther Thorson
  • Trick or Drink: Offline and Social Media Hierarchical Normative Influences on Halloween Celebration Drinking
    Chen Lou; Saleem Alhabash; Duygu Kanver; Sandi W. Smith; Pang-Ning Tan Eastern
  • Sun Rising: Mrasians, Masculinity, and the Politics of Digital Space Julia R. DeCook
  • Learning About America: International Students’ SNS Use, Cultural Learning, and Sociocultural Adaptation
    Lin Li; Wei Peng
  • Flow Dynamics During Naturalistic Gameplay: Results From Two Behavioral and One Fmri Studies
    Richard Huskey; Justin R. Keene; Shelby Wilcox; Robyn B. Adams; Christina J. Najera; Natalie Petit
  • Translational Research: Linking Health Communication to the Medical Community
    Sandi W. Smith


  • The Ultimate News Value: Journalism Textbooks, the Discourse of the U.S. Presidency, and the Normalization of Donald Trump
    Perry Parks
  • The Influence of Self/User Generated Content on Accessibility of Personal Norms
    Laura Arpan; Yijie Wu; Nancy Rhodes; Andreas Nilsson
  • Responses to the Muslim Ban, Narrative Impact, and Intention to Help Muslim Immigrants
    Mary Bresnahan; Xiaodi Yan; Yi Zhu; Syed A. Hussain
  • Responding to Digital Racism: Bystander Responses to Racist Posts on Social Media
    Rachel Young; Saleem Alhabash
  • Dynamic Interdependence: The Rise and Fall of Public Attention to Climate on Twitter
    Yingying Chen; Kjerstin Thorson
  • Visual Attention to Vaping Related Cues in Public Service Announcements and Effects on Vaping- and Smoking-Related Outcomes
    Dominik Neumann; Ashley N. Sanders-Jackson; Russell B. Clayton; Andy Tan; Kyeungyeun Yie
  • Does Health Information Technology Promote Healthy Behaviors? The Mediating Role of Self-Regulation
    Lin Li; Wei Peng
  • Two Applications of Statistical Rational Learning: Fake News Detection and Congress Voting Patterns
    Taiquan Peng; 
  • Organizational Support for Science Communication: A Survey of Scientific Societies
    John Besley
  • The Durability of Corrective Effects
    Dustin Carnahan; Daniel E. Bergan; Sangwon Lee
  • This Is Your Brain on Avatars: A Meta-Analysis of the Proteus Effect
    David G. Beyea; Rabindra (Robby) Ratan; Benjamin J. Li; Luis Graciano Velazquez
  • One-Way or Two-Way Streets: Do Effects of ‘Mindless’ Interactions with Agents Carry Over to Humans and Vice Versa?
    John A. Velez; Travis Loof; Casey Smith; Josh Jordan; Jonathan Villarreal; David Ewoldsen
  • How Daily Journalists Use Numbers and Statistics: The Case of Global Average Temperature
    Anthony Van Witsen
  • When Breaking News Becomes Thematic: Sequential Events, Official Sources, and Political Alignments
    Rachel Mourao; Magdalena Saldana
  • Continuing Medical Education as a Translational Science Opportunity for Health Communication Research: The Bcerp Model
    Sandi W. Smith; Brandon Walling; Daniel Totzkay; Theresa Quaderer; Jospheina Boumis


  • ICA Organizational Communication Division Post-conference on External Funding
    Vernon Miller; Kerk F. Kee; Michelle Shumate

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