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End-of-Life Conversations Aren’t Just About Health Care


Discussing end-of-life choices with family members in a way that pays attention to how they perceive themselves and maintains your relationship with them may be more important than actually reaching decisions, according to a study recently published...
17-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Orgasms and Alcohol Influence Pillow Talk


Orgasms aren’t just good for your sexual relationship; they may also promote good communication. Results of a new study published in the latest edition of Communication Monographs reveal that in the aftermath of having experienced an orgasm,...
1-Jul-2014 9:45 AM EDT

High School Students Who Experience “Job-Shadow” Opportunities in STEM Environments, More Likely to Consider a STEM Career Path

Students exposed directly to work environments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are more likely to decide to follow paths that will lead to such careers, according to the findings of “Vocational Anticipatory Socialization...
11-Feb-2014 8:00 AM EST

New Study Suggests that Psychological Health and Academic Success of Hispanic Youth Improve as Ability to Speak English and Connect with non-Hispanics Grows

Hispanic teenagers who learn English well enough to engage in friendships and activities with members of mainstream U.S. culture are more likely to succeed in school and feel better about themselves and their futures, according to findings from...
21-Jan-2014 7:00 AM EST

Study Finds that Website Videos are More Effective than Just Text in Getting Women to Take Action Against Potential Breast Cancer Risks

A new study finds that video clips embedded on websites with public health messages do a better job than text alone at drawing attention to hazards, and in prompting the public to take recommended protective actions. The study, “Testing the...
13-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST

Do “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Discriminate Against Childless Employees?

Communication researchers who interviewed childless individuals for a study recently published online in the National Communication Association’s Journal of Applied Communication Research found that expanding definitions of family often don't...
29-Oct-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Instructors Should Refrain from Self-Deprecation when Trying to Engage Students

A new study finds teachers need to thread the needle between chilly distance and over-exposure of their own foibles if they want to gain the confidence of their students and avoid disruptions in the classroom. The study, “The Relationship of...
7-Oct-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Poor Social Skills Linked to Disordered Eating Attitudes

A new study finds that young women are more likely to have disordered eating attitudes when their mothers often communicate criticism and are over-involved. The study, “Family Interactions and Disordered Eating Attitudes: The Mediating Roles of...
16-Sep-2013 10:00 AM EDT

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Why Is Societal Privilege Such a Flashpoint in Race Relations?

Time magazine’s online publication of a Princeton freshman’s article explaining why he’ll never apologize for his white male privilege, and the subsequent response by a classmate, are adding to the national conversation about race relations.
7-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Experts Available for Comment on White Male Privilege

7-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Can Studying Vladimir Putin’s Body Language Lead to Behavioral Predictions?

Recent revelations that the U.S. government has been studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders for years are leading Americans to wonder:
12-Mar-2014 9:25 AM EDT

Communication Expert Uses Framework of Digital Promiscuity to Critique Facebook Techniques

3-Feb-2014 9:40 AM EST

Predictions and Reactions: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

On the heels of a tumultuous start to his second term in office, how will President Barack Obama move beyond a year of budget battles, a government shutdown, growing distrust in the NSA, and the complicated rollout of the Affordable Care Act? With...
23-Jan-2014 8:00 AM EST

Communicating Well to Avoid Family Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and families are gathering to spend quality time together. Families are often diverse and can include in-laws, step-relatives, relatives who are of a different ethnicity or religion, and unresolved sibling tensions. Trying...
16-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST

Communication Experts Available to Discuss the Rhetorical Legacy of Nelson Mandela

As the world mourns the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, newspapers, online media, and social networks are overflowing with recollections of his motivational words and inspiring quotes. Members of the National...
6-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Flu Season is Here: Communicating the Importance of Getting a Flu Shot

Members of The National Communication Association who study health communication can provide insight into the following: Which messages are most effective in convincing people to get a flu shot?; What are the greatest challenges faced in...
22-Oct-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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