Review of Communication Research

Vol 6, 2018


A Review and Analysis of Patterns of Design Decisions in Recent Media Effects Research

W. James Potter (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)


Keywords: Media effects; Design decisions; Methods; Development of knowledge; Critical analysis.



Avatars and Computer-Mediated Communication: A Review of the Definitions, Uses, and Effects of Digital Representations on Communication

Kristine L. Nowak and Jesse Fox (University of Connecticut and The Ohio State University, USA)


Keywords: Avatars; Perception; Digital environments; Video games; Computer-mediated communication; Digital representations; Social actors; Anthropomorphism; Human-computer interaction;




The Path to Cooperative Action during Group Social Dilemmas: A Literature Review, Set of Propositions, and Model Describing How the Opportunity to Communicate Encourages Cooperation

Charles Pavitt (University of Delaware, USA)


Keywords: Social dilemma, Resource dilemma, Public goods dilemma, Group identity, Social norms, Trust, Trustworthiness, Communication, Cooperation, Social value orientation, Group size;



Volume 3 (2015)

Volume 3 (2015) (1)

Mobile communication and network privatism: A literature review of the implications for diverse, weak, and new ties

Scott W. Campbell


Keywords: Mobile Communication; Mobile Phone; Cell Phone; Network Privatism; Diversity; Weak Ties; New Ties; Social Networks

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The Complexity Paradigm for Studying Human Communication: A Summary and Integration of Two Fields

John L. Sherry


Keywords: Complexity, systems theory, process, simulation, dynamics, interaction, information theory, emergence


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