Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 1, March

College Students with Learning Disabilities (SWLD) and Their Responses to Teacher Power
Introduction Researchers have given considerable attention to the role of power in the classroom. Specifically, since power is the potential or ability to influence the behavior of others (Barraclough & Stewart 1992), researchers have considered...
Communication, Liminality, and Hope: The September 11th Missing Person Posters
"Which Hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast." Hebrews: 19:6 The Bible, KJV In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), the cacophony of events overtaxed official agencies...
Deception and Emotion: The Effects of Motivation, Relationship Type, and Sex on Expected Feelings of Guilt and Shame Following Acts of Deception in United States and Chinese Samples
Emotion plays a critical role in the deception process. Researchers have examined outcomes associated with the target of deception--such as increased suspicion, uncertainty, negative affect, and diminished trust and relational satisfaction (e.g., Aune,...
"Sad Monkey See, Monkey Do:" Nonverbal Matching in Emotional Support Encounters
Considerable research now documents the tremendous psychological and physiological benefits of emotional support (Wills & Shinar, 2000), which consists of "specific lines of communicative behavior enacted by one party with the intent of helping...
Sexually Harassing Messages: Decoding Workplace Conversation
"Sex and work--these two seemingly incompatible areas have created serious implications for employees and organizations" (Keyton, 1996, p. 93). Despite federal and circuit court rulings, media reports on high profile or class action suits, and millions...
The Effect of Anticipated Future Interaction and Initial Impression Valence on Relational Communication in Computer-Mediated Interaction
Although early research maintained that computer-mediated communication (CMC) environments lacked elements necessary for attaining satisfying social interaction and by extension--relationships, recent research has clearly established the prevalence...
Willingness to Communicate about Health as an Underlying Trait of Patient Self-Advocacy: The Development of the Willingness to Communicate about Health (WTCH) Measure
Introduction Provider-patient communication traditionally has been characterized as an asymmetric relationship in which providers exert more power and control over the interaction in comparison to patients (Ballard-Reisch, 1990; Brashers, Haas,...