Mark A. Hamilton


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987


Mark Hamilton is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut. Professor Hamilton’s research interests include persuasion, language, nonverbal communication, and research methods. He has published in Human Communication Research,Communication Monographs, the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, and other journals. His current research is centered on the personality antecedents to message processing strategies; the causes and effects of verbal aggression, and structure of belief systems.


  • Comm 4230 Organizational Communication: Fall 2014
  • Comm 5003 Advanced Communication Research Methods: Fall 2014
  • Comm 5100 Persuasion Theory and Research (graduate level): Spring 2015
  • Comm 5120 Organizational Communication (graduate level): Fall 2014

Research Affiliations

UConn Digital Gamesmith Laboratory

Select Publications

Kalnova, S. S. & Hamilton, M. A. (2014). The effect of image features on the activation of archetypes. Imagination, Cognition and Personality.

Coelho, C. A. , Le, K. ,Mozeiko, J. Hamilton, M. A. , Tyler, E.; Krueger, F., Grafman, J. (2013). Characterizing discourse deficits following penetrating head injury: A preliminary model. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, S438-S448.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Hamilton, M., & Jameson, J. K. (2013). AIDS communication campaigns in Uganda: Assessing organizational factors as predictors of conducting campaign planning research. Journal of Communication and Management, 17, 5-23. DOI 10.1108/13632541311300124

Hamilton, M. A. (2012). Verbal aggression: Understanding the psychological antecedents and social consequences.Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 1-8.

Hamilton, M. A. & Tafoya, M. A. & (2012). Toward a collective framework on verbal aggression: Hierarchical and antagonistic processes. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 112-130. 

Tafoya, M. A. & Hamilton, M. A. (2012). Relational dynamics and the expression of aggression and comforting between siblings. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 49-74.

Hamilton, M. A. & Hample, D. (2011). Testing Hierarchical Models of Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggressiveness.Communication Methods and Measures, 5, 1-24