DEI-related Research


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


LGBTQ+ (n = 1)

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.


Sex / Gender (n = 15)

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.


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.


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.


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 Research.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Gilbert, M., Lynch, T., Burridge, S., & Archipley, L. (2021). Formidability of male video game characters over 45 years. Information, Communication & Society, 1–17.


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.


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, 167.


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.


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.

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, 1.


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.


Race / Ethnicity (n = 21)

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.


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. (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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. (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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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), 462–475.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. (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.


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.


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.


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.


Other (n = 7)

Cheng, Y., & Meng, J. (2021). The association between depression and problematic smartphone behaviors through smartphone use in a clinical sample. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies.


DeAndrea, D. C., & Bullock, O. M. (2022). How communicating about discrimination influences attributions of blame and condemnation. Human Communication Research, 48(1), 31–56.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.