Communication Technology, Emotion, and Culture Lab

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David Atkin, Professor
Ross Buck, Professor
Carolyn A. Lin, Professor
Diana Rios, Associate Professor

Graduate Researchers

Karin Haberlin
Yukyung Lee
Victoria Reed
Allred Ryan
Xiaowen Xu
Anna Young
John Zeller



Select Publications


Atkin, D. (2015). Communication and perceptions of the quality of life. In H. Wang (Ed.). Communication and the "Good Life.". May 2015.

Buck, R., & Miller, M. (2016). Beyond facial expression: Spatial distance as a factor in the communication of discrete emotions. In A. Kostic and D. Chadee (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Nonverbal Communication. (173-197). Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-34585-1

Buck, R., & Miller, M. (2016). Measuring the dynamic stream of display: Spontaneous and intentional facial expression and communication. In. David Matsumoto, Hyisung C. Hwang, and Mark G. Frank (Eds.), APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication.  (pp. 425-458). APA Handbooks in Psychology Series. APA Books. Washington, D.C., USA: American Psychological Association.

Buck, R. (2014). Emotion: A Biosocial Synthesis. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Fagan, M., Khan, M. H., and Buck, R. (2015). A Study of Users' Experiences and Beliefs about Software Update Messages. Computers in Human Behavior, 51. 504-519.

Lin, C. A. & Xu, X. (2017). Effectiveness of Online Consumer Reviews: The influence of source trustworthiness, valence, reviewer ethnicity and social distance. Internet Research, 27(2), 362-380.

Lin, C. A. & Kim, T. (2016). Predicting user response to sponsored advertising on social media with the technology acceptance model. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 710–718.

Coman, E., Lin, C.A., Suggs, S., Lordache, E., McArdle, J.J., & Barbour, R. (2014). Altering dynamic pathways to reduce substance use among youth. Addiction Research and Theory, 22(6), 505-514.

Lin, C. A., Neafsey, P. J., & Strickler, Z. (2009). Usability testing by older adults of a computer-mediated health communication program. Journal of Health Communication, 14(2), 102-118.

Lin, C. A. (2009). Exploring the online radio adoption decision-making process: Cognition, attitude and technology fluidity. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 89(4), 884-899.

Miller, M., Denes, A., Diaz, B., & Buck, R. (2014). Attachment style predicts jealous reactions to viewing touch between a romantic partner and close friend: Implications for internet social communication, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 38. 451–476. doi: 10.1007/s10919-014-0196-y

Wang, K., Atkin, D. (2014). Horizontal knowledge gaps in the new media environment? Media versus individual frames in the 2010 health care reform debate. Electronic News(1 ed.), 30-48. January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014.

Wu, Y., Atkin, D., Lau, T. Y., Lin, C., Mou, Y. (2013). Agenda setting and micro-blog use: An analysis of the relationship between Sina Weibo and newspaper agendas in China. Journal of Social Media in Society(2 ed.). 2013.