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DEI-related Research

Studies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2020 and Later (N = 50)


LGBTQ+ (n = 2)


McAndrew, J., & Bonus, J. A. (2022). I’ve got a girl crush: Parents’ responses to stories about sexuality in children’s television. Journal of Homosexuality, 69(9), 1524–1548. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2021.1917222


Snyder, A. L., Bonus, J. A., & Cingel, D. P. (2023). Representations of LGBQ+ families in young children’s media. Journal of Children & Media, 17(1), 154–160. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2023.2173856


Sex / Gender (n = 16)


Bonus, J. A., Lynch, T., Nathanson, A., & Watts, J. (2022). Counter-stereotypical, yet counterproductive? How families at a science museum respond to narratives that defy gender stereotypes. Media Psychology, 25(3), 469-498. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2021.1971093


Brathwaite, K. N., & DeAndrea, D. C. (2021). BoPopriation: How self-promotion and corporate commodification can undermine the body positivity (BoPo) movement on Instagram. Communication Monographs, 89(1), 25-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2021.1925939


Cho, H., Song, C. (Chuck), & Adams, D. (2020). Efficacy and mediators of a web-based media literacy intervention for indoor tanning prevention. Journal of Health Communication, 25(2), 105–114. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2020.1712500


Cho, H., Song, C., Li, W., & Adams, D. (2022). Social processes of participatory engagement effects: A longitudinal examination with a sample of young women in the United States. Journal of Applied Communication Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2022.2147402


Coronel, J. C., Moore, R. C., & deBuys, B. (2021). Do gender cues from images supersede partisan cues conveyed via text? Eye movements reveal political stereotyping in multimodal information environments. Political Communication, 38(3), 281–304. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2020.1763530


Coduto, K. D., & Eveland Jr, W. P. (2022). Listening and being listened to as affection exchange in marital discussions about the #MeToo movement. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 39(5), 1460–1481. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211058402


Fox, J., Vendemia, M. A., Smith, M. A., & Brehm, N. R. (2021). Effects of taking selfies on women’s self-objectification, mood, self-esteem, and social aggression toward female peers. Body Image, 36, 193–200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.11.011


Francemone, C. J., Grizzard, M., Fitzgerald, K., Huang, J., & Ahn, C. (2021). Character gender and disposition formation in narratives: The role of competing schema. Media Psychology, 25(4), 547-564. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2021.2006718


Freiberger, N., Lynch, T., Read, G. L., & Blouin, A. M. (2023). (Men)tal health: Perceptions of depression in men and women. SSM-Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmmh.2023.100275


Gilbert, M., Lynch, T., Burridge, S., & Archipley, L. (2021). Formidability of male video game characters over 45 years. Information, Communication & Society, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2021.2013921


Hubner, A. Y., & Bond, R. (2022). I am a scientist . . . ask me anything: Examining differences between male and female scientists participating in a Reddit AMA session. Public Understanding of Science (Bristol, England), 31(4), 458–472. https://doi.org/10.1177/09636625211048775


Lee-Won, R. J., Joo, Y. K., Baek, Y. M., Hu, D., & Park, S. G. (2020). “Obsessed with retouching your selfies? Check your mindset!”: Female Instagram users with a fixed mindset are at greater risk of disordered eating. Personality and Individual Differences, 167https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110223


Stafford, L., Kline, S. L., & Hu, X. (2022). Emerging adults’ preferred surnames: Reasons and social cognitive dispositions. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 39(3), 796–820. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211046391


Tompkins, J. E., Lynch, T., Van Driel, I. I., & Fritz, N. (2020). Kawaii killers and femme fatales: A textual analysis of female characters signifying benevolent and hostile sexism in video games. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 64(2), 236–254. https://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2020.1718960


Vendemia, M. A., Brathwaite, K. N., & DeAndrea, D. C. (2022). An intersectional approach to evaluating the effectiveness of women’s sexualized body-positive imagery on Instagram. New Media & Society, 1https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221143345


Vendemia, M. A., DeAndrea, D. C., & Brathwaite, K. N. (2021). Objectifying the body positive movement: The effects of sexualizing and digitally modifying body-positive images on Instagram. Body Image, 38, 137–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.03.017


Race / Ethnicity (n = 28)


Appiah, O., Eveland Jr., W., Bullock, O., & Coduto, K. (2022). Why we can’t talk openly about race: The impact of race and partisanship on respondents’ perceptions of intergroup conversations. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 25(2), 434–452. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430220967978


Appiah, O., Eveland, W. P., & Henry, C. M. (2023). Partisanship supersedes race: effects of discussant race and partisanship on Whites’ willingness to engage in race-specific conversations. Human Communication Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1093/hcr/hqad055


Cao, W., & Cho, H. (2021). Culture in cancer survivorship interventions for Asian Americans: A systematic review and critical analyses. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 12(1), 65–75. https://doi.org/10.1037/aap0000225.supp (Supplemental)


Cho, H., Li, W., Cannon, J., Lopez, R., & Song, C. (Chuck). (2021). Testing three explanations for stigmatization of people of Asian descent during COVID-19: maladaptive coping, biased media use, or racial prejudice? Ethnicity & Health, 26(1), 94–109. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2020.1830035


Ellithorpe, M. E., Ewoldsen, D. R., Yao, X. (Shay), & Holt, L. F. (2023). I help you, you help me: Interracial reciprocity in situation comedies influences racial attitudes. Media Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2023.2266680


Ellithorpe, M. E., Holt, L. F., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2022). Would they save me, too? Victim race recall when the hero is black vs White and its influence on expectations of reciprocity. Media Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2022.2078842 


Eveland, W. P., & Appiah, O. (2021). A national conversation about race? Political discussion across lines of racial and partisan difference. Journal of Race, Ethnicity & Politics, 6(1), 187–213. https://doi.org/10.1017/rep.2019.36


Eveland, W. P., Coduto, K. D., Appiah, O., & Bullock, O. M. (2020). Listening during political conversations: Traits and situations. Political Communication, 37(5), 656–677. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2020.1736701


Eveland, W. P., Jr., Henry, C. M., & Appiah, O. (2023). The implications of listening during political conversations for democracy. Current Opinion in Psychology, 52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2023.101595


Eveland, W. P., Jr., & Nathanson, A. I. (2020). Contexts for family talk about racism: Historical, dyadic, and geographic. Journal of Family Communication, 20(4), 267–284. https://doi.org/10.1080/15267431.2020.1790563


Hawkins, I., Saleem, M., Gibson, B., & Bushman, B. J. (2021). Extensions of the proteus effect on intergroup aggression in the real world. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(4), 478–487. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000307.supp (Supplemental) 


Holt, L. F., & Carnahan, D. (2020). Which bad news to choose? The influence of race and social identity on story selections within negative news contexts. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 97(3), 644–662. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019892632 


Holt, L. F., Ellithorpe, M. E., Ewoldsen, D. R., & Velez, J. (2022). Helping and hurting on the TV screen: Bounded generalized reciprocity and interracial group expectations. Media Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2022.2026228


Holt, L. F., Kjærvik, S. L., & Bushman, B. J. (2022). Harming and Shaming through Naming: Examining Why Calling the Coronavirus the “COVID-19 Virus,” Not the “Chinese Virus,” Matters. Media Psychology, 25(5), 639–652. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2022.2034021


Holt, L. F., & Sweitzer, M. D. (2020). More than a Black and White issue: Ethnic identity, social dominance orientation, and support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Self & Identity, 19(1), 16–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2018.1524788


Hovick, S. R., Rhodes, N., Bigsby, E., Thomas, S., & Freiberger, N. (2022). Exploring direct and indirect predictors of heart disease information seeking. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538068.2022.2076549


Karandikar, S., Munshi, A., & Cho, H. (2024). “Say something in your language”: Lived experiences of Asian Americans during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Asian Social Work & Policy Review, objectifyibg(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/aswp.12293


Kline, S. L., White, T. N., & Martins, R. J. (2022). Argumentation and Incivility in Online Forums: The Case of Discussing Colorism. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 41(4), 462–475https://doi.org/10.1177/0261927X211066889


Lee-Won, R. J., Lee, J. Y., White, T. N., & Lee, J. (2021). The not-so-obvious harm of cyberhate: Source magnification of hate tweets, unhealthy food choice, and the moderating role of group identification. Asian Communication Research, 18(3)151-167. https://doi.org/10.20879/acr.2021.18.3.151


Lee-Won, R. J., White, T. N., Song, H., Lee, J. Y., & Smith, M. R. (2020). Source magnification of cyberhate: Affective and cognitive effects of multiple-source hate messages on target group members. Media Psychology, 23(5), 603–624. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2019.1612760

Manohar, U., & Kline, S. L. (2023). The role of social support in disarming the effects of racial microaggressions. Communication Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/00936502231151740

Marino, M. I., Bilge, N., Gutsche, R. E., Jr., & Holt, L. (2020). Who is credible (and where)? Using virtual reality to examine credibility and bias of perceived race/ethnicity in urban/suburban environments. Howard Journal of Communications, 31(3), 297–315. https://doi.org/10.1080/10646175.2020.1714514 


Nevarez, L., Hovick, S. R., Enard, K. R., Lloyd, S. M., & Kahlor, L. A. (2020). Race/Ethnic Variations in Predictors of Health Consciousness Within the Cancer Prevention Context. American Journal of Health Promotion, 34(7), 740–746.


Padamsee, T. J., Bond, R. M., Dixon, G. N., Hovick, S. R., Na, K., Nisbet, E. C., Wegener, D. T., & Garrett, R. K. (2022). Changes in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Black and White individuals in the US. JAMA Network Open, 5(1), e2144470. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.44470


Ross, F. J. (2020). Black Press Scholarship: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go. American Journalism, 37(3), 301–320.


Ross, F. J., & Kline, S. L. (2021). Contextualizing the black church: Analysis of newspaper coverage in the Obama–Wright controversy. Journalism, 22(7), 1594–1611. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884919856759


Stein, M. D., Krause, C., Rogers, E., Silwal, A., Helme, D., Slater, M., Beard, D., Lewis, N., Luster, J., Stephens, K., & Lefebvre, C. (2023). Lessons learned from developing tailored community communication campaigns in the healing communities study. Journal of Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2023.2262948


Tong, S. T., & DeAndrea, D. C. (2023). The Effects of Observer Expectations on Judgments of Anti-Asian Hate Tweets and Online Activism Response. Social Media + Society, 9(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051231157299


Culture / Religion (n = 6)


Eveland, W. P., Jr., & Shen, F. (2021). Cross-national variation in political network size, distribution, and prediction. Social Networks, 66, 100–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2021.01.003


Lueke, N. A., Lueke, A. K., Aghababaei, N., Ferguson, M. A., & Bushman, B. J. (2021). Fundamentalism and intrinsic religiosity as factors in well-being and social connectedness: An Iranian study. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000429.supp (Supplemental)


Nixon, D. E., Ferketich, A. K., Slater, M. D., Mays, D., & Keller-Hamilton, B. (2022). Prospective associations between attitudes toward alcohol advertisements and alcohol use behaviors among adolescent boys. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 15, 100428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2022.100428


Partain, L. P. B. (2021). Speaking emissaries: Lebanese women’s rights NGO KAFA and its media use for audience mobilization. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 28(2), 253–276. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2020.1715350


Partain, L. P. B. (2020). Best of both worlds or refusal to comply? The rich kids of Tehran on Instagram. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 13(3), 216–237. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2019.1611905


Partain, L.P.B. & Weaver, A. (2022). Unveiling our biases: Activating religious, emotional, and contextual cues in news media representations of Syrian refugees. International Journal of Communication, 16, 2410-2430.


Age (n = 3)


Dorrance Hall, E., Meng, J., & Reynolds, R. M. (2020). Confidant network and interpersonal communication associations with depression in older adulthood. Health Communication, 35(7), 872–881. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1598616


Kline, S. L., Jones, E. B., Price, K. A., & Hu, X. (2024). Older adult representations, stereotypes, and interpersonal competence in Christmas television. Mass Communication & Society, 27(1), 125–147. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2023.2182222


Reynolds, R. M., Meng, J., & Dorrance Hall, E. (2020). Multilayered social dynamics and depression among older adults: A 10-year cross-lagged analysis. Psychology and Aging, 35(7), 948–962. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000569


Other (n = 7)


Brathwaite, K. N., DeAndrea, D. C., & Vendemia, M. A. (2023). Non-Sexualized Images and Body-Neutral Messaging Foster Body Positivity Online. Social Media + Society, 9(4), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051231207852


Cheng, Y., & Meng, J. (2021). The association between depression and problematic smartphone behaviors through smartphone use in a clinical sample. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologieshttps://doi.org/10.1002/hbe2.258


DeAndrea, D. C., & Bullock, O. M. (2022). How communicating about discrimination influences attributions of blame and condemnation. Human Communication Research, 48(1), 31–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/hcr/hqab016


Fox, J., Pearce, K. E., Massanari, A. L., Riles, J. M., Szulc, Ł., Ranjit, Y. S., Trevisan, F., Soriano, C. R. R., Vitak, J., Arora, P., Ahn, S. J. (Grace), Alper, M., Gambino, A., Gonzalez, C., Lynch, T., Williamson, L. D., & Gonzales, A. L. (2021). Open science, closed doors? Countering marginalization through an agenda for ethical, inclusive research in communication. Journal of Communication, 71(5), 764–784. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqab029


Li, W., & Cho, H. (2023). The knowledge gap on social media: Examining roles of engagement and networks. New Media & Society, 25(5), 1023–1042. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211009488


Read, G. L., Yan, H. Y., Anderson, P. B., Partain, L. P. B., Vaughn, Z., Semivolos, A., Kim, Y., & Gonzales, A. L. (2022). Making stability dependable: stable cellphone access leads to better health outcomes for those experiencing poverty. Information, Communication & Society, 25(14), 2122–2139. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1928263


Schmierbach, M., McCombs, M., Valenzuela, S., Dearing, J. W., Guo, L., Iyengar, S., Kiousis, S., Kosicki, G. M., Meraz, S., Scheufele, D. A., Stoycheff, E., Vargo, C., Weaver, D. H., & Willnat, L. (2022). Reflections on a legacy: Thoughts from scholars about agenda-setting past and future. Mass Communication & Society, 25(4), 500–527. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2022.2067725