Zhan Xu


B.A., Journalism, Nanjing University, 2009

M.A., Communication Management, University of Southern California, 2010

Select Publications

Xu, Z., & Guo, H. (2017). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of guilt on health related attitudes and intentions. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1278633

Lin, C. A, & Xu, Z. (in press). Watching TV series with horror content: audience attributes, motivations, involvement and enjoyment. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Lachlan, K. A., Spence, P. R., Rainear, A., Fishlock, J., Xu, Z., & Vanco, B. (2016). You’re my only hope: An initial exploration of the effectiveness of robotic platforms in engendering learning about crises and risks. Computers in Human Behavior, 65, 606–611.

Lin, X., Xu, Z., Rainear, A., Rice, R., Spence, P. R., & Lachlan, K. A. (2017). Research in crises: Data collection suggestions and practices. In S. Elswick (Ed.), Data Collection: Methods, Ethical Issues and Future Directions (pp.49-64). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Lachlan, K.A., Rainear, A., Spence, P.R., Fishlock, J., Vanco, B., & Xu, Z. (2018). Comparing responses to risk messages across traditional and robotic platforms: Source credibility, risk perception, and affective response. In V. Petrova (Ed.), Advances in engineering research (Vol. 19). New York: Nova Science.

Buck, R., & Xu, Z. (accepted). Conceptualizing and measuring affective and cognitive empathy: Emotion communications scores and an application to bullies and victims. In L. Aloia, A. Denes, & J. Crowley, (Eds.): The physiology of interpersonal communication. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.