Picture This and Take That: Strategic Crisis Visuals and Visual Social Media (VSM) in Crisis Communication
Yan Jin, Lucinda Austin, Jeanine Guidry, and Candace Parrish. “Picture This and Take That: Strategic Crisis Visuals and Visual Social Media (VSM) in Crisis Communication.” Accepted for presentation at the International Crisis and Risk Communication (ICRC) Conference, Orlando, FL, March 7-9, 2016
Abstract: Taking a content-form integrated approach to visuals in crisis communication, we argue that visuals play a dual-role in crisis information or crisis message design: Visuals can be both form and content. In this presentation we review communication literature on visuals and their effects; identify types of visuals in crisis communication and how these types influence cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels; and propose how visual social media (VSM) (in both form and content) might shape or even revolutionize how organizations communicate with publics in times of crises.
Mask-wearing as an Unspoken Statement of One’s Identity during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Abstract: Interpreting a facemask as an unspoken statement of one’s identity during the COVID-19 pandemic based on product symbolism theory, the present study examines the relationships among one’s trust in […]
Proposal Title: “Improving Infectious Disease Models with Longitudinal Surveys of Health Decision Making Preferences and Influences.”
Abstract: The objective of this project is to create more reliable infectious disease models that are informed by social science regarding health-related preferences, perceptions and intentions/behaviors. This project will design […]