UM Department of Communication faculty members and graduate students will present research and participate in meetings at the 49th annual meeting of the International Communication Association, June 17-21, 2013 in London, U.K.
Professor Edward L. Fink is the co-author of a paper entitled "Culture and Intercultural Experience as Predictors of Decision-Making Styles." He is also the co-author of "A Multidimensional Analysis of Reactance, Restoration, and Cognitive Structure." And Fink, along with associate professor Meina Liu, are co-authors of "A Longitudinal Study of Person-Culture Fit: Galileo Mental Models and Intercultural Adaptation Processes."
Associate professor Xiaoli Nan will participate in a roundtable discussion of "Message Strategies and Risk Percpetions: Health Messages, Cognitive Processing, and Behavioral Outcomes." Also participating in this session is Ph.D. student Adam Richards. Nan and Ph.D. student Kelly Madden will present a paper entitled "The Role of Cultural Worldviews and Message Framing in Shaping Public Opinions toward the HPV Vaccination Mandate." They will also present a research paper entitled "Biased Assimilation and Need for Closure: Examining the Effects of Mixed Blogs on Vaccine-Related Beliefs." Nan and Ph.D. students Bo Yang and Irina Iles are co-authors of a paper entitled "Effectiveness of Cigarette Warning Labels: Exploring the Impact of Graphics, Message Framing, and Temporal Framing."
Assistant professor Anita Atwell Seate is the co-author of "Understanding the Media's Role in Immigration Attitudes: An Experimental Test of Intergroup Threat Theory."
Assistant professor Erich Sommerfeldt will present two papers entitled "The Challenge of Social Capital: Public Relations in the Public Sphere, Civil Society, and Democracy" and "Social Media Silos and Civil Society: A Role for Public Relations in Contemporary Development Communication Efforts."