Publishing Workshop: The Joys and Sorrows of Writing an Undergraduate Textbook by Mr Cooper

By Catherine Sanderson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Amherst College

In this podcast Catherine shares with us her knowledge of writing an undergraduate textbook and answers some commonly asked questions about the experience.

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Conference Paper: The Role of Friends’ Appearance and Behavior on Evaluations of Individuals on Facebook: Are We Known by the Company We Keep? by philipsmith
June 25, 2010, 12:00 pm
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Full title: The Role of Friends’ Appearance and Behavior on Evaluations of Individuals on Facebook: Are We Known by the Company We Keep?

Joseph B. Walther 1,2, Brandon Van Der Heide2, Sang-Yeon Kim2, David Westerman3, & Stephanie Tom Tong2

1 Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

2 Department of Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

3 Department of Communication Studies, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506

Abstract:

This research explores how cues deposited by social partners onto one’s online networking profile affect observers’ impressions of the profile owner. An experiment tested the relationships between both (a) what one’s associates say about a person on a social network site via ‘‘wall postings,’’ where friends leave public messages, and (b) the physical attractiveness of one’s associates reflected in the photos that accompany their wall postings on the attractiveness and credibility observers attribute to the target profile owner. Results indicated that profile owners’ friends’ attractiveness affected their own in an assimilative pattern. Favorable or unfavorable statements about the targets interacted with target gender: Negatively valenced messages about certain moral behaviors increased male profile owners’ perceived physical attractiveness, although they caused females to be viewed as less attractive.

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TOMORROW (JUNE 25TH) AT ICA 2010 ONLINE! by Wiley Compass
June 25, 2010, 12:36 am
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Friday, June 25

07:00am EST/12:00pm BST/19:00pm SST (Singapore)

Conference Paper: “The Role of Friends’ Appearance and Behavior on Evaluations of Individuals on Facebook: Are We Known by the Company We Keep?”

Authors: Joseph B. Walther, Brandon Van Der Heide, Sang-Yeon Kim, David Westerman, and Stephanie Tom Tong

Originally published in Human Communication Research, 34:1 (January 2008)

Commentary: Ronald E. Rice

Commentary: Bernie Hogan

Friday, June 25

10:00am EST/15:00pm BST/22:00pm SST (Singapore)

Publishing Workshop: “The Joys and Sorrows of Writing an Undergraduate Textbook”

Author: Catherine Sanderson



Publishing Workshop: 10 Things New Scholars should do to get published by Mr Cooper

By Duane Wegener, Professor of Social Psychology, Purdue University

In this podcast Duane provides tips for those starting out in their academic careers and wanting to get published. This advice is indispensable no matter what your discipline!

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Conference Paper: Political Communication in Media Society by philipsmith

Full title: Political Communication in Media Society

Jurgen Habermas

Philosophy Department, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Abstract:

I first compare the deliberative to the liberal and the republican models of democracy, and consider possible references to empirical research and then examine what empirical evidence there is for the assumption that political deliberation develops a truth-tracking potential. The main parts of the paper serve to dispel prima facie doubts about the empirical content and the applicability of the communication model of deliberative politics. It moreover highlights 2 critical conditions: mediated political communication in the public sphere can facilitate deliberative legitimation processes in complex societies only if a self-regulating media system gains independence from its social environments and if anonymous audiences grant a feedback between an informed elite discourse and a responsive civil society.

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Commentary: Nerone

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20% Book Discount on all Wiley books and free access to 30 Communication journals – REGISTER NOW! by Wiley Compass
June 23, 2010, 9:56 pm
Filed under: Book and Journals Exhibit, ICA 2010 Conference

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Publishing Workshop: The Online Author’s Survival Guide by Mr Cooper

By Kivmars Bowling, Managing Editor, Compass Journals.

In this podcast Kivmars talks about the perils and pleasures of publishing your work online, and gives practical tips to help raise the profile of your digital scholarship.

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