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The Handbook of Applied Communication Research. Edition No. 1. Handbooks in Communication and Media

  • ID: 5228350
  • Book
  • May 2020
  • 1040 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

An authoritative survey of different contexts, methodologies, and theories of applied communication

The field of Applied Communication Research (ACR) has made substantial progress over the past five decades in studying communication problems, and in making contributions to help solve them. Changes in society, human relationships, climate and the environment, and digital media have presented myriad contexts in which to apply communication theory. The Handbook of Applied Communication Research addresses a wide array of contemporary communication issues, their research implications in various contexts, and the challenges and opportunities for using communication to manage problems. This innovative work brings together the diverse perspectives of a team of notable international scholars from across disciplines.

The Handbook of Applied Communication Research includes discussion and analysis spread across two comprehensive volumes. Volume one introduces ACR, explores what is possible in the field, and examines theoretical perspectives, organizational communication, risk and crisis communication, and media, data, design, and technology. The second volume focuses on real-world communication topics such as health and education communication, legal, ethical, and policy issues, and volunteerism, social justice, and communication activism. Each chapter addresses a specific issue or concern, and discusses the choices faced by participants in the communication process. This important contribution to communication research:

  • Explores how various communication contexts are best approached
  • Addresses balancing scientific findings with social and cultural issues
  • Discusses how and to what extent media can mitigate the effects of adverse events
  • Features original findings from ongoing research programs and original communication models and frameworks
  • Presents the best available research and insights on where current research and best practices should move in the future

A major addition to the body of knowledge in the field, The Handbook of Applied Communication Research is an invaluable work for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars.

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Volume 1

List of Contributors

The Promise of Applied Communication Research: Introduction to Volume 1
H. Dan O’Hair, Mary John O’Hair, Erin B. Hester, and Sarah Geegan

Part 1 - Theoretical Perspectives

1. Inoculation Theory as a Strategic Tool
Bobi Ivanov, Kimberly A. Parker, and Lyndsay Dillingham

2. Addressing Life Transitions of Aging: Integrating Indigenous and Communication Theory to Develop a TuakanaTeina/Peer Educator Model-
John G. Oetzel, Brendan Hokowhitu, Mary Simpson, Sophie Nock, and Rangimahora Reddy

3. Connecting Attitudes and Motivating Behavior: Vested Interest Theory
Bradley Adame

4. Comparative Analysis of Theoretical Propositions Focusing on Apologia
Michel Haigh

5. Applying Social Marketing Strategy to Social Change Campaigns
Kimberly A. Parker, Sarah Geegan, and Bobi Ivanov

6. Engaged Communication Scholarship: The Challenge to Translate Communication Research into Practice
Gary L. Kreps

7. The Role of Negative Emotions in Applied Communication Research
Elana Bessarabova, John A. Banas, and Daniel R. Bernard

Part 2 - Media, Data, Design, and Technology

8. Adventures in “Big Data” Application in Strategic Applied Communication Research, Theory, and Method
Ye Grace Ji and Don W. Stacks

9. Serious Games as Communicative Tools for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change
Jessica Wendorf Muhamad and Soyoon Kim

10. Leveraging Social Media for Applied Problems: Case Studies in Mapping Cyberspace to Realspace
Brian H. Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, and Chin-Te Jung

11. Exploring Applied Practices in Entertainment Marketing: How Brands Connect with Today’s Modern Family
Laura H. Crosswell and Meghan S. Sanders

12. Enhancing Public Resistance to “Fake News”: A Review of the Problem and Strategic Solutions
Marcus W. Mayorga, Erin B. Hester, Emily Helsel, Bobi Ivanov, Timothy L. Sellnow, Paul Slovic, William J. Burns, and Dale Frakes

13. Data Visualization for Health and Risk Communication
Fan Yang

14. Visual Communication as Knowledge Management in Design Thinking
Beth S. Rous and John B. Nash

Part 3 - Organizational Communication

15. Communication Technology and Organizational Life
Keri K. Stephens and Courtney J. Powers

16. Understanding Maxcers: Are All Opinions Equal?
William A. Donahue, Richard Spreng, and Charles Owen

17. The Intersections of Organizations, Health, and Safety: Designing Communication for High Reliability Organizations
Tyler R. Harrison, Elizabeth A. Williams, and Ashley R. Reynolds

18. Anticipatory Model of Crisis Management and Crisis Communication Center (CCC): The Need to Transfer New Knowledge to Resources
Bolanle Olaniran and Juliann Scholl

19. Communication Challenges of Volunteers
Michael W. Kramer and Laurie K. Lewis

20. Towel Cards Revisited: The Environmental Communication of Green Hotels
Finn Frandsen and Winni Johansen

Part 4 - Risk and Crisis Communication

21. Discourse of Renewal: State of the Discipline and a Vision for the Future
Andrew S. Pyle, Ryan P. Fuller, and Robert R. Ulmer

22. Visual Framing of Conflict and Terrorism in the MENA Region
Michael D. Bruce

23. Revisiting the Best Practices in Risk and Crisis Communication: A Multicase Analysis
Shari R. Veil, Kathryn E. Anthony, Timothy L. Sellnow, Nicole Staricek, Laura E. Young, and Pam Cupp

24. Evolving Coverage of Risk in the Mass and Social Media
Sharon M. Friedman and Jeannette Sutton

25. Terror Management Theory Perspectives on Applied Communication Research
Claude H. Miller and Zackary B. Massey

26. The Consequences of Risk Amplification in the Evolution of Warning Messages during Slow-Moving Crises: Hurricane Irma as a Case Study
Deborah D. Sellnow-Richmond and Timothy L. Sellnow

27. Psychological Reactance and Persuasive Message Design
Claude H. Miller, Zackary B. Massey, and Haijing Ma

Volume 2

List of Contributors

Introduction - Applied Communication Research: An Engaging Process – Introduction to Volume 2
Mary John O’Hair, H. Dan O’Hair, Sarah Geegan, and Erin Hester

Part 1 - Education and Instructional Communication

1. Effective Superintendents: Communication and Team Leadership
Lars G. Björk, Tricia Browne-Ferrigno and Theodore J. Kowalski

2. Narrativity in Instructional Communication
Eero Ropo & Sari Yrjänäinen

3. How Data Guides Communication Within Democratic Organizational Change
Linda Atkinson, Jean L. McGregor Cate, Sharon Dean, Sharon Wilbur, Leslie A. Williams, and Scott N. Wilson

4. Communication Challenges of Creating Personalized, Learner-Centered Instruction
Erica Friis and Mary John O’Hair

5. The Power of Application in Learning Life Skills: A Case Study of a Game-Based Learning Approach
Scott N. Wilson, Leslie A. Williams, William Thompson, Elizabeth Kuehn, Jessica E. Black, Sharon Dean, Javier Elizondo, Robert Terry, and Gregg Garn

Part 2 - Legal, Ethical, and Policy Issues

6. Communication Ethics as a Foundational Construct in Applied Communication Theory, Research, and practice
Shannon A. Bowen

7. Paternity Leave: It’s Time Has Finally Come in the USA, or Has It?
Scott Sellnow-Richmond and Deanna D. Sellnow

8. The Role of Popular Film in Fraternity Recruitment: Persuasive Narrative Tropes in the “Frat-Film” Genre
Alan D. DeSantis

9. Sexual Harassment, Communication, and the Bystander: Setting an Applied Agenda
Debbie S. Dougherty and Tyler A. Sorg

10. Policy Communication: Engaging Multiplicity
Heather E. Canary and Julie L. Taylor

11. Applied Deception Detection
Timothy R. Levine

Part 3 - Strategies of Hope: Volunteers, Survivors, Interventions, and Social Justice

12. Autoethnography As Applied Communication Research
Arthur P. Bochner and Tony E. Adams

13. Communication Activism for Social Justice Research
Lawrence R. Frey, Vincent Russell, and Jeanette German

14. Rawabi: A Palestinian City for the Future
Randall G. Rogan with Jack Nassar

15. Belonging in Practice: Using Communities of Practice Theory to Understand Support Groups
Kathryn E. Anthony, Carrie E. Reif-Stice, Joel O. Iverson, & Steven J. Venette

16. Design and Interactional Challenges of Informal Justice Practices in the U.S. Storytelling and Progressive Action: A Model of Engaged Scholarship
Karen Tracy

17. Storytelling and Progressive Action: A Model of Engaged Scholarship
Lynn M. Harter, Stephanie M. Pangborn, Margaret M. Quinlan, Taylor Walker, and Courtney Hook

Part 4 - Health Communication

18. Meeting the Challenges of Communication and Uncertainty in Medical Care: Tradition, Recent Trends and their Limits, and Directions for Further Developments
Austin S. Babrow

19. Obesity-Related Health Information Sharing and Receiving Between Midlife Adults and Their Adult Children and Aging Parents
Amber K. Worthington and Jon F. Nussbaum

20. New Technologies and Health Communication
Kevin B. Wright

21. The Effects of Media and Technology on Provider-Patient Interaction and Health Outcomes
Mary Anne Fitzpatrick and Moira A. Kyweluk

22. Evidence-Based Communication in Clinical, Mass Media, and Social Media Contexts to Enhance Informed Consent for Participation in Clinical Trials and Precision Medicine Initiativesp
Susan E. Morgan, Aurora Occa, Wei Peng, and Soroya J. McFarlane

23. The Communicative Ecology of End of Life Care: Respecting Wishes and Lessening Caregiver Burden
Kellie W. Smith, Jennifer Freytag, and Richard L. Street, Jr.

24. Air Pollution and Health in China
Xianlin Jin and H. Dan O’Hair

25. Converging Innovations in Health Communication and Public Health: The Vibrant Role of Social Capital
John C. Pollock, Carolina M. Borges, and Judi Puritz Cook

26. The Emerging Area of E-health Communication Research: Using Data to Enhance the Effectiveness of Health Information Systems
Gary L. Kreps

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H. Dan O'Hair University of Kentucky, USA.

Mary John O'Hair
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