Principal Investigator: Daniel Kahl Co-PIs: Kang Namkoong, Jarius Rossi, Jayoung Koo, Melissa Bond, Sarah Bowker, & Alison Diavis Funding Source: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA; $450,591 (2015-2018) Summary: This is a food and nutrition education project funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This project aims to promote healthy life choices in underserved populations. In […]
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Lead Researcher: Yuan Wang Summary: This project explores how people obtain social support from social media usage, and how the process affects their subjective well-being.
Lead Researcher: Yan Qin Summary: This project involves systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of mobile devices to promote physical activity. Moderators such as use of behavioral change theories/techniques and targeted audience groups are also investigated in the study.
Lead Researcher: Samantha Stanley Summary: This content analysis examines the prevalence of sexual health information on college student health websites.
Lead Researcher: Samantha Stanley Summary: This project tests messages that vary in the extent to which they are sex positive and appeal to the health of oneself or one’s sexual partner.
1. Principal Investigator: Yumin Yan Funding Source: J. William and Mary Diederich, College of Communication, Marquette University, WI. Summary: This project aims to explore Chinese international students’ social media (Facebook and WeChat) usage and how it influences their process of intercultural adaptation. 2. Lead Researcher: Yumin Yan Summary: This project investigates the effects of Instagram usage and […]
Lead Researcher: Gareth Thomas Williams Summary: This project aims to exam the Heartland Institute’s “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming.” It is part of a broader analysis of the means of persuasion employed by government and nonprofit organizations and NGOs, and their use and/or manipulation of science to suit policy advocacy. A previous phase of […]
Lead Researcher: Gareth Thomas Williams Summary: This project is a multi-part analysis of outreach communications by agricultural chemical manufacturers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture following the 1962 release of “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson. The study includes rhetorical analysis of communications by the companies and examination of multimedia information and disinformation campaigns seeking to undermine […]
Lead Researcher: Victoria Ann Ledford 1. Summary: This project aims to better understand how individuals with weight stigma construct their self-stigma beliefs and attitudes. The goal of this project is to develop a theoretically grounded measure for weight-related self-stigma. 2. Summary: This project aims to construct a model of self-stigma communication that provides predictable pathways […]
Lead Researcher: Victoria Ann Ledford Summary: This project began as Victoria’s Master’s thesis project, which situated stigma as an important predictor in the Risk Perception Attitude Framework. She is currently working to extend the work of this study. Results from her thesis project can be found here: http://mds.marshall.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2090&context=etd
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