Samantha Shebib

Samantha Shebib

Ph.D. Student

  • Communication


Samantha is a fourth year Doctoral candidate.  She earned her Bachelor of Science at Arizona State University and her Master of Science at Illinois State University.

Research and Teaching

Samantha's research focuses on experimental designs, advanced statistical analyses, and dyadic interactions. Her primary interest lies in marital interactions during conflict episodes. She's interested in examining how physiological responses (i.e., cortisol and testosterone) affect how one communicates when conflict transpires. Additionally, she's interested in how conflict behaviors are transmitted across generations as children learn these behaviors as ways to manage and handle conflict.


Shebib, S. J., & Cupach, W. R. (2018). Financial conflict messages and marital satisfaction: The mediating role of financial communication satisfaction. Psychology, 9, 144-163. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.91010

Shebib, S. J., Holmstrom, A. J., Summers, M. E., Clare, D. D., Reynolds, R. M., Poland, T. L., Royer, H. R., Mazur, A. P., & Moore, S. (2019). Two experiments testing order, interaction, and absolute effects of esteem support messages directed toward job seekers. Communication Research. doi: 10.1177/0093650219831813

Shebib, S. J., Holmstrom, A. J., Mason, A. J., Mazur, A. P., Zhang, L., & Allard, A. (In press 2019). Sex and gender differences in esteem support: Examining main and interaction effects. Communication Studies.


Student Leadership and Service Award (2019), Michigan State University

National Communication Association's Top Master's Thesis Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division (2017), Michigan State University

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award in the School of Communication (2016), Illinois State University

Outstanding Alumni for the Hugh Downs School of Communication (2015), Arizona State University

Top 4 Paper at Western Communication Association's Conference (2014), Arizona State University

Contact Information

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