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Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Vaccine Hesitant Parents Using Psychological Inoculation Nathaniel J. Evans

Nathaniel Evans has been awarded OIBR seed funding ($5020) through the Grantsmanship Development Program (GDP) for his proposed project titled, “Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among Vaccine Hesitant Parents Using Psychological Inoculation.” Abract: The objective of the proposed research is to augment vaccine acceptance and coverage by developing and testing intervention strategies that inoculate vaccine hesitant […]

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2021 IPR-Ketchum Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research Xuerong Lu

Xuerong Lu (Grady PhD student) has won the 2021 IPR-Ketchum Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research.

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Reviewer of the Year award for the journal Mass Communication and Society David Clementson

David Clementson has won the Reviewer of the Year award for the journal Mass Communication and Society. The editor said, “This year we worked hard to identify one winner on the basis of a specific excellent review; your work was outstanding, balancing a thoughtful and well-organized critique with positive feedback to encourage the authors to […]

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Top Faculty Paper David Clementson and Tong Xie

Clementson, D. E., & Xie, T. (2021, May 27-31). The power of political journalists as deception detectors and how politicians reactivate voters’ truth-default [Paper presentation]. International Communication Association 71st Annual Conference, Mass Communication division. *Top Faculty Paper

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Journal of Interactive Advertising 2020 Best Article Itai Himelboim

Joseph T. Yun, Brittany R. L. Duff, Patrick T. Vargas, Hari Sundaram, Itai Himelboim (2020), “Computationally Analyzing Social Media Text for Topics: A Primer for Advertising Researchers,” Journal of Interactive Advertising, 20(1), 47-59., is the winner of the Journal of Interactive Advertising 2020 Best Article. 

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How partisan voters detect deception in polarizing political media David Clementson and Tong Xie

Abstract: The public considers politicians to be deceptive. Empirical research, however, indicates voters fail to notice deception from politicians in practice. An experiment was run in which U.S. voters (n = 133 Democrats, n = 138 Republicans) watched a partisan news interview featuring a senator. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: a […]

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Are deceitful politicians impervious to scrutiny? A test of voters’ truth-default David Clementson and Tong Xie

Abstract: Truth-default theory (TDT) holds that people tend to passively believe others without consciously considering whether they are being told the truth. But do voters have a truth-default toward politicians? In an experiment, voters across the U.S. (N = 294) watched a news interview in which a politician was either honest or deceptive. Party affiliation […]

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The power of political journalists as deception detectors and how politicians reactivate voters’ truth-default David Clementson and Tong Xie

Abstract: Journalists serve as deception detectors for voters. Sometimes politicians refute journalists’ assertions. How do voters discern whom to believe? Based on cognitive sequences posited by truth-default theory (TDT), experiments tested voters’ reactions to alleged deceptiveness in a political news interview. In Study 1 (N = 209) perceptions of a politician being truthfully or falsely […]

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Adapting Books for Film and Television – Dallas Literary Festival Booker T. Mattison

Booker T. Mattison. Moderator and panel organizer for the Dallas Literary Festival, “Adapting Books for Film and Television.” The panel will feature Oscar winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, who adapted Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire and Seith Mann who adapted The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop into “The Breaks” […]

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Applying Leadership Self-Efficacy Theory: Understanding the Innerworkings of Assessments by Creating Our Own Keith Herndon

Abstract: This innovative practice paper explores a theoretical framework supporting leadership self-assessments — leadership self-efficacy theory. The paper describes the theory’s application in an exemplar self-assessment instrument and explains our approach to understanding the inner workings of assessments by creating and testing our own. Note: This paper resulted from an academic-industry collaboration with the Cox […]

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