ABSTRACT Communication researchers have deplored the absence of theory-driven criteria of argument quality in persuasion. Probabilistic Persuasion Theory (PPT) aims to offer theoretical criteria which define the quality of arguments, a priori. Past experimental research tested the validity and distinctiveness of cues as argument quality criteria. Drawing on semantic network theory, the present research introduces… more »
Professor Maria Repnikova has been awarded a 2018 research fellowship from the Social Science Research Council’s InterAsia Program Transregional Junior Scholar Fellowships program, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Hers was one of 14 awarded (out of 134 applications).
Congratulations, Dr. Repnikova!!
“Since 2012, the SSRC has offered a Transregional Research Fellowship program… more »
The Center for Global Information Studies hosted its second fall semester panel on Oct. 11 and welcomed more than 80 guests to hear journalism experts discuss “Practicing Journalism in the Age of Fake News.” Moderated by Maria Repnikova, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Georgia State and director of CGIS, the panel considered… more »
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GSU Comm professor, Dr. Mia Bloom, interviews with CNN and shows how women are used by terrorists to recruit, reward, and retain make foreign fighters. Click here to see the article.
Dr. Repnikova is a scholar of global communication, with a comparative focus on China and Russia. Her research examines the processes of political resistance and persuasion in illiberal political contexts, drawing on… more »
Congratulations to Dr. Mia Bloom for the publication of her research on IS terrorist methods of weaponizing children. Her work was just featured in “The Conversation”, an independent news source aiming to rebuild trust in journalism by delivering high quality, authenticated and explanatory research directly to the public. Click here to read her article.
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Available “first online” in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Dr. Atkinson and her former graduate student advisee, Robin Sloan examine the impact of age and race stereotypes on perceptions of competence and patronizing speech. The results of two experiments basically reveal that age stereotypes have a stronger influence on competence and adoption of… more »
Professor Mia Bloom will be part of a plenary session Children and Armed Conflict for the 2016 Noble Peace Prize Forum from June 6-8. Professor Bloom will be part of a discussion with Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui. For more information please click here.
Professor Carrie Freeman’s book “Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights” (2014, Rodopi Press) has been announced as a National Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist in the “social/political change” book category. This is a national book awards competition for independent publishers. To read more about this award click here.
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