Zheng Joyce Wang

Zheng Joyce Wang

Associate Professor

School of Communication
The Ohio State University

Our General Research Interests

Our Communication and Psychophysiology Lab (CAP Lab) focuses on understanding “the dynamics of cognition and communication” (the DOCC), especially:

  • Emotion and cognition during message processing and media choice behavior;
  • Reciprocal dynamics of media use behavior and media effects;
  • Psychophysiology and dynamic modeling methods;
  • Quantum probability models of cognition and decision; context effects on communication, decision and choices.

Some recent publications (see the Publication page to download the papers):

Wang, Z., Irwin, M., Cooper, C., &  Srivastava, J. (2015). Multi-dimensions of media multitasking and adaptive media selection. Human Communication Research, 41, 102-127. doi:10.1111/hcre.12042

Wang, Z., Vang, M. H., Lookadoo, K. L., Tchernev, J., & Cooper, C. (2015). Engaging high-sensation seekers: The dynamic interplay of sensation seeking, message visual-auditory complexity and arousing content. Journal of Communication, 65,101-124. doi:10.1111/jcom.12136

Bruza, P. D., Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2015). Quantum cognition: A new theoretical approach to psychology. Trends in Cognitive Science. *Authors contributed to the article equally.

Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2015). What is quantum cognition, and how is it applied to psychology? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(3), 163-169. doi: 10.1177/0963721414568663

Wang, Z., Solloway, T., Shiffrin, R. M., & Busemeyer, J. (2014). Context effects produced by question orders reveal quantum nature of human judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(26), 9431-9436. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407756111

Wang, Z. (2014). Bridging media processing and selective exposure: A dynamic motivational model of media choices and choice response time. Communication Research, 41(8), 1064-1087. doi: 10.1177/009365021453496

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