Published Works



Ahn, P., Dexter, F., Fahy, B., & Van Swol, L M. (2020). Demonstrability of analytics solutions and shared knowledge of statistical and operating room management improve performance of small teams in correctly solving problems and making good decisions. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, 19, 10090.

Bloomfield, E. F., Van Swol, L. M., Chang, C. T., Willes, S., & Ahn, P. H. (2020). The effects of establishing intimacy and consubstantiality on group discussions about climate change solutions. Science Communication, 42(3), 369–394.

Chung, J. H., Sarmiento, I. G., Van Swol, L. M., Shaw, B. R., Koshollek, A., & Ahn, P. H. (2020). Promoting reforestation to landowners: The role of advice-giving through information, efficacy, narrative, and identification in storytelling, Journal of Forestry, 118(5), 474486.

Lee, S., & Xenos, M.A. (forthcoming). Incidental News exposure via Social Media and Political Participation: Evidence of Reciprocal Effects. New Media & Society. 

Su, L. Y.-F., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (forthcoming). Political and personality predispositions and topical contexts matter: Effects of uncivil comments on science news engagement intentions. New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1461444820904365

Mueller-Herbst, J.M., Xenos, M.A., Scheufele, D.A., & Brossard, D. (2020). Saw it on Facebook: The role of social media in facilitating issue awareness. Social Media + Society. DOI: 10.1177/2056305120930412.

Polman, E., Van Swol, L. M., & Hoban, P. R. (2020). Harbinger of foul play: A field study of frames and regulatory focus. Judgment and Decision-Making, 15, 353-370.

Scherr, S., Mares, M. L., Bartsch, A.  & Götz, M. (2019). Parents, television, and children’s emotional expressions: A cross-cultural multilevel-model.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50, 22-46.

Van Swol, L. M., Chang, C., Kerr, B., and Moreno, M. (2020). Linguistic Predictors of Problematic Drinking in Alcohol-related Facebook Posts. Journal of Health Communication, 25, 214-222.

Van Swol, L. M., Kolb, M., & Asan, O. (2020). “We are on the same page:” The importance of screen sharing for promoting shared information and collaborative decision-making. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 13(2), 128-137.

Van Swol, L. M., Paik, J. E., & Prahl, A. (2020). The effects of apologies and language on reactions to imposed advice. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 39(3), 318–333.


Gong, Z., Van Swol, L., Xu, Z., Yin, K., Zhang, N., Gilal, F. & Li, X. (2019). High-power distance is not always bad: Ethical leadership results in feedback seeking. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1-10.

Johnson, J. M., and Xenos, M.A. (2019).  Building better bridges: Toward a transdisciplinary science communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 28(2):112-123.

Krause, N., Wirz, C.D., Scheufele, D.A., and Xenos, M. (2019). Fake News: A New Obsession with an Old Phenomenon? In J.E. Katz and K. K. Mays (Eds.), Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media (Chapter 4). Oxford University Press.

Lee, S., & Xenos, M.A. (2019). Social Distraction? Social Media Use and Political Knowledge in Two U.S. Presidential Elections. Computers in Human Behavior, 90: 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.08.006

Mares, M. L. (2019). Mostly positive: Effects of reminding White teens about Latino and Asian American celebrities. Media Psychology. Available online ahead of print publication.

Martin, N., Mares, M. L., & Nathanson, A. (2019) Mixed messages: Inconsistent parental mediation of online media predicts teens’ social media experiences. Journal of Family Communication. Available online ahead of print publication.

Van Swol. L.M., Prahl, A., MacGeorge, E. L., & Branch, S. E. (2019). Imposing advice on powerful people. Communication Reports, 32, 173-187.

Van Swol, L. M., Prahl, A., & Kolb, M. (2019). The effects of discussion of familiar or non-familiar information on opinions of anthropogenic climate change. Environmental Communication, 13, 1128-1142.

Van Swol, L. M., & Kane, A. (2019). Language and group processes: An integrative, interdisciplinary review. Small Group Research, 50, 3-38. Lead article. Won best published article award at INGroup.

Vasilopoulos, T., Dexter, F., Van Swol, L. M., & Fahy, B. G. (2019). Trust improves during one-day resident operating room management course preceded by directed study of required statistical content. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 55, 43-49.


Anderson, A. A., Yeo, S. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2018). Toxic Talk: How Online Incivility Can Undermine Perceptions of Media. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 30(1): 156-168.

Bonus, J. A. & Mares, M. L. (2018).  When the sun sings science, are children left in the dark? Representations of science in children’s television and their effects on children’s learning.  Human Communication Research, 44, 449-472.

Duan, J., Xia, X., & Van Swol, L. M. (2018). Emoticons’ influence on advice taking. Computers and Human Behavior, 79, 53-58.

Kolb, M. & Van Swol, L. M. (2018). Manipulating a synchronous or separatist group orientation to improve performance on a hidden profile task. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21, 55-72.

Mares, M. L., Bonus, J. A., & Peebles, A. (2018). Love or comprehension? Exploring strategies for children’s prosocial media effects.  Communication Research.  Available online ahead of print publication. doi: 10.1177/0093650218797411

Mares, M. L., Stephenson, L., Martins, N., & Nathanson, A. I. (2018). A house divided: Parental disparity and conflict over media rules predict children’s outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior81, 177-188.

Peebles, A., Bonus, J. A., & Mares, M. L. (2018). Questions+ answers+ agency: Interactive touchscreens and Children’s learning from a socio-emotional TV story. Computers in Human Behavior85, 339-348.

Van Swol, L. M., Braun, M. T., Acosta-Lewis, E. E., Carlson, C. L., & Dimperio, G. (2018). Discussion of shared information can increase the influence of divergent members. Communication Research, 45, 188-212.

Van Swol, L. M., Carlson, C., & Acosta Lewis, E. E. (2018). Integrative complexity, dissent, and influence in group discussions. Small Group Research, 49, 409-428.

Xenos, M.A., Scheufele, D.A., Brossard, D., Choi, D.H., Cacciatore, M., Yeo, S., and Su, L.Y. (2018). News media use and the informed public in the digital age. International Journal of Communication, 12, pp. 706-724.

Wirz, C. D., Xenos, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D., Chung, J. H., & Massarani, L. (2018). Rethinking social amplification of risk: Social media and Zika in three languages. Risk Analysis. doi:10.1111/risa.13228


Akin, H., Rose, K. M., Scheufele, D. A., Simis-Wilkinson, M., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2017). Mapping the landscape of public attitudes on synthetic biology. BioScience67(3), 290-300.

Bonus, J. A., Peebles, A., Mares, M. L., & Sarmiento, I. G. (2017). Look on the Bright Side (of Media Effects): Pokémon Go as a Catalyst for Positive Life Experiences. Media Psychology, 1-25.

D’Angelo, J. D., & Toma, C. L. (2017). There are plenty of fish in the sea: The effects of choice overload and reversibility on online daters’ satisfaction with selected partners. Media Psychology20(1), 1-27.

Howell, E. L., Li, N., Akin, H., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Brossard, D. (2017). How do US state residents form opinions about ‘fracking’in social contexts? A multilevel analysis. Energy Policy106, 345-355.

Kim, J., Akin, H., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., & Scheufele, D. A. (2017). Selective perception of novel science: how definitions affect information processing about nanotechnology. Journal of Nanoparticle Research19(5).

Manning, N., Penfold-Mounce, R., Loader, B. D., Vromen, A., & Xenos, M. (2017). Politicians, celebrities and social media: a case of informalisation?. Journal of Youth Studies20(2), 127-144.

Mares, M. L., & Stephenson, L. J. (2017). Prosocial Media Use and Effects. The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects.

Paik, J. E., & Swol, L. M. (2017). Justifications and Questions in Detecting Deception. Group Decision and Negotiation, 1-20.

Pan, Z., & Yang, G. (2017). Urban Spaces and Publicity: A View of a Chinese City. Communication and the Public2(1), 50-51.

Prahl, A., & Van Swol, L. (2017). Understanding algorithm aversion: When is advice from automation discounted?. Journal of Forecasting.

Prahl, A., Van Swol, L. M., & Kolb, M. (2017). Silent minority: Argument, information sharing, and polarization of minority opinion through a Structuration theory lens. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45, 381-396.

Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., Howell, E. L., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Hardy, B. W. (2017). U.S. attitudes on human genome editing. Science, 357(6351), 553-554. doi:10.1126/science.aan3708

Su, L. Y. F., Cacciatore, M. A., Liang, X., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2017). Analyzing public sentiments online: Combining human-and computer-based content analysis. Information, Communication & Society20(3), 406-427.

Toma, C. L., & D’Angelo, J. D. (2017). How People Self-Present and Form Impressions of Others through Online Dating Profiles. The Impact of Social Media in Modern Romantic Relationships.

Toma, C. L. (2017). Developing online deception literacy while looking for love. Media, Culture & Society39(3), 423-428.

Van Swol, L. M., & Carlson, C. L. (2017). Language Use and Influence Among Minority, Majority, and Homogeneous Group Members. Communication Research44(4), 512-529.

Van Swol, L. M., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017). The effects of shared opinions on nonverbal mimicry. SAGE Open7(2), 2158244017707243.

Van Swol, L. M., MacGeorge, E., & Prahl, A. (2017). Advise with permission? The effects of advice utilization on advice outcomes. Communication Studies, 68, 476-492.

Van Swol, L. M., & Paik, J. E. (2017). Deciding how to deceive: differences in communication and detection between good and bad liars. Communication Quarterly, 1-20.

Xenos, M. A. (2017). Citizens Making Sense of Science Issues: Supply and Demand Factors for Science News and Information in the Digital Age. The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication.

Xenos, M.A., Macafee, T., and Pole, A. (2017). Understanding variations in user response to social media campaigns: A study of Facebook posts in the 2010 elections. New Media & Society, 19(6):826-842.

Yan, W., Sivakumar, G., & Xenos, M. A. (2017). It’s not cricket: examining political discussion in nonpolitical online space. Information, Communication & Society, 1-17.


Braun, M. T., & Van Swol, L. M. (2016). Justifications offered, questions asked, and linguistic patterns in deceptive and truthful monetary interactions. Group Decision and Negotiation, 25(3), 641-661.

D’Angelo, J. D., & Toma, C. L. (2016). There are plenty of fish in the sea: The effects of choice overload and reversibility on online daters’ satisfaction with selected partners. Media Psychology, 1-27.

Dexter, F., & Van Swol, L. M. (2016). Influence of data and formulas on trust in information from journal articles in an operating room management course. A&A Case Reports, 6(11), 329-334.

Kim, J., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2016). “Shared” information in the age of big data exploring sentiment expression related to nuclear energy on Twitter. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly93(2), 430-445.

Kolb, M. R., & Van Swol, L. M. (2016). Manipulating a synchronous or separatist group orientation to improve performance on a hidden profile task. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 1368430216647188.

Martins, N., Mares, M.L., Malacane, M., & Peebles, A. (2016). Liked characters get a moral pass: Young viewers’ evaluations of social and physical aggression in tween sitcoms. Communication Research.

Mares, M. L., Bartsch, A., & Bonus, J. A. (2016). When meaning matters more: Media preferences across the adult life span. Psychology and aging31(5), 513.

Mares, M. L., Gustafson, D. H., Glass, J. E., Quanbeck, A., McDowell, H., McTavish, F., … & Brown, R. (2016). Implementing an mHealth system for substance use disorders in primary care: a mixed methods study of clinicians’ initial expectations and first year experiences. BMC medical informatics and decision making16(1), 126.

Mares, M. L., & Pan, Z. (2016). Meta-analysis: Effects of Sesame Street on Children’s Learning in 15 Countries. SAGE.

Simis, M. J., Yeo, S. K., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Pope, B. K. (2016). New media audiences’ perceptions of male and female scientists in two sci-fi movies. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 0270467616636195.

Sivakumar, G., & Mares, M. L. (2016). The Doctor Versus the Internet: Effects of Low-, Medium-, and High-Quality Websites on Intentions to Follow the Doctor’s Advice. Health communication, 1-9.

Su, L. Y. F., Cacciatore, M. A., Liang, X., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2016). Analyzing public sentiments online: combining human-and computer-based content analysis. Information, Communication & Society, 1-22.

Toma, C. L. (2016). Effects of Facebook self-presentation on emotional well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being: International Perspectives on Theory and Research on Positive Media Effects.

Toma, C. L. (2016). Online dating. The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication.

Toma, C. L., & Choi, M. (2016, February). Mobile media matters: Media use and relationship satisfaction among geographically close dating couples. InProceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (pp. 394-404). ACM.

Toma, C. L., Jiang, L. C., & Hancock, J. T. (2016). Lies in the eye of the beholder: Asymmetric beliefs about one’s own and others’ deceptiveness in mediated and face-to-face communication. Communication Research, 0093650216631094.

Van Swol, L. M., Prahl, A., Kolb, M. R., Lewis, E. A., & Carlson, C. (2016). The Language of Extremity The Language of Extreme Members and How the Presence of Extremity Affects Group Discussion. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 0261927X16629788.

Vromen, A., Loader, B. D., Xenos, M. A., & Bailo, F. (2016). Everyday Making through Facebook Engagement: Young Citizens’ Political Interactions in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Political Studies, 0032321715614012.

Xenos, M. A. (2016). New approaches to communication and the public.Communication and the Public, 1(1), 9-11.

Yeo, S. K., Liang, X., Brossard, D., Rose, K. M., Korzekwa, K., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2016). The case of# arseniclife: Blogs and Twitter in informal peer review. Public Understanding of Science, 0963662516649806.

Zheng, J., & Pan, Z. (2016). Differential modes of engagement in the Internet era: A latent class analysis of citizen participation and its stratification in China. Asian Journal of Communication, 26(2), 95-113.


Bonus, J.A. & Mares, M.L.. (2015). Learned and remembered but rejected:
Preschoolers’ reality judgments and transfer From Sesame Street. Communication Research.

Bonus, J.A., Peebles, A., & Riddle, K. (2015). The influence of violent video game enjoyment on hostile attributions. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 472-483.

Braun, M., Van Swol, L. M., & Vang, L. (2015). His lips are moving: Linguistic indicators of political deceptions. Discourse Processes, 52, 1–20.

Chen, W., Tan, J., & Tu, F. (2015). Minding the gender gap, social network, and Internet correlates of business performance among Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs. American Behavioral Scientist, 59, 977-991.

Choi, M., Panek, E. T., Nardis, Y., & Toma, C. L. (2015). When social media isn’t social: Friends’ responsiveness to narcissists on Facebook. Personality and Individual Differences77, 209-214.

Mares, M. L., Sivakumar, G., & Stephenson, L. (2015). From meta to micro: Examining the effectiveness of educational TV. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(14), 1822-1846.

Pan, Z. & Yu, H. (2015). “Liminality and potentials of city space: A dimension for re-imagining communication.” Open Time, 261, pp. 140-157 (in Chinese).

Prahl, A., Dexter, F., Van Swol, L. M., Braun, M., & Epstein, R. (2015). E-mail as the appropriate method of communication for the decision-maker when soliciting advice for an intellective task. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 121, 669 – 677.

Toma, C. L., & Carlson, C. L. (2015). How do Facebook users believe they come across in their profiles?: A meta-perception approach to investigating Facebook self-presentation. Communication Research Reports.

Toma, C. L., & Choi, M. (2015). The couple who Facebooks together, stays together: Facebook self-presentation and relationship longevity among college-aged dating couples. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking18(7), 367-372.

Van Swol, L. M., Braun, M., & Kolb, M. (2015). Deception, detection, demeanor, and truth bias in face-to-face and computer mediated communication. Communication Research, 42(8), 1116-1142.

Van Swol, L. M., Braun, M. T., Acosta-Lewis, E. E., Carlson, C. L., & Dimperio, G. (2015). Discussion of shared information can increase the influence of divergent members. Communication Research, 0093650215609084.

Van Swol, L. M., & Carlson, C. (2015). Language use and influence among minority, majority, and homogeneous group members. Communication Research.