Kimo AhYun (PhD, Michigan State University, 1996) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University at Sacramento. In addition to studying the effect that attitude similarity has on interpersonal attraction, his research has also focused on compliance gaining in interpersonal relationships and the persuasiveness of narrative evidence. Dr. AhYun has published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Studies, and Communication Research Reports.
Mike Allen (PhD, Michigan State University, 1987) is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His more than 100 published works deal with issues of HIV/AIDS education and prevention, drug use, persuasion, and other sources of social influence. His work has appeared in Health. Education and Behavior, Human Communication Research, Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, Law and Human Behavior, and Communication Education.
Charles R. Berger (PhD, Michigan State University, 1968) is Professor in the Department of Communication, University of California, Davis. His research interests include the roles cognitive structures and processes play in social interaction and the ways apprehension and estimates of personal risk are influenced by various features of news reports. He is the former president of the International Communication Association, editor of Human Communication Research and co-editor of Communication Research. His book Planning Strategic