RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

General Areas

communication technology, health promotion and social change, particularly the social dynamic and transformation of communication technologies for the well-being of individuals, groups, and society at large

  • The social transformation of communication technologies in everyday life online community participation, evolution of social networks, development
    of Chinese SNS, computer-mediated relational communication

  • Digital communication for health promotion and social change digital games, online communities, social network sites, and mobile technologies for public and promotional communication on health and social issues

  • Entertainment-education and social marketing campaign design and evaluation, narrative engagement and persuasion, parasocial interaction, media convergence and transmedia storytelling 

 

Publications & Manuscripts

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Conference Presentations

Gotsis, M., Jordan-Marsh, M., Graner, W., Antonisse, J., Hughes, D., Spruijt-Metz, D., Wang, H., & Valente, T. (2010, October). The Wellness Partners collaboration:  Intervention and study design from scratch. Paper presented at Meaningful Play 2010 conference, Michigan State University, MI.

Wang, H. (2010, May). Hedonic processing of narrative persuasion. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Community-Research Forum “Improving Health Literacy in LA County: A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-sector Challenge,” Los Angeles, CA.

Wang, H., Chung, J. E., Park, N., McLaughlin, M. L., & Fulk, J. (2009, November). A model of technology acceptance of online community participation. Paper presented at National Communication Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Chung, J. E., Park, N., & Wang, H. (2009, August). Age differences participation in online communities: An extension of technology acceptance model. Paper presented at the Association of Education, Journalism, and Mass Communication annual conference, Boston, MA.

Ritterfeld, U., Shen, C., Wang, H., Nocera, L., &Wong, W. L. (2009, May). Multimodality and interactivity: Connecting properties of serious games with educational outcomes. Top paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. 

McLaughlin, M. L., Frank, L. B., Chung, J. E., Pan, S., Phua, J. J., Sen, N., & Wang, H. (2009, May). Modes of online health information acquisition. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. 

Wang, H. & Wellman, B. (2008, May). Internet and an increasingly connected life in America: Trend spotting through a year-to-year comparison between 2002 and 2007. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Montreal, Canada.

Wang, H. (2008, May). Hedonic processing of narrative persuasion: An examination of Dae Jang Geum for social change. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Montreal, Canada.

Wang, H. & Wellman, B. (2008, January). Social connectivity in American: On and offline. Paper presented at the 28th International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Wang, H., & Wellman, B. w/ Cole, J. I., & Suman, M. W. (2007, June). Solitude, participation or transformation? Unraveling the American myth of social isolation and networking in the age of the Internet. Paper presented at the 3rd Communities & Technologies International Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Wang, H., & Andersen, P. A. (2007, May). Computer-mediated communication in relationship maintenance: An examination of self-disclosure in long-distance friendships. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA.

Ritterfeld, U., Shen, C., Wang, H., Nocera, L., & Wong, W. L. (2007, May). Interactivity and enjoyment. Panel discussion on dimensions and determinants of video game enjoyment at the International Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA.

Wang, H., w/ Ritterfeld, U., Ratan, R., & Shen, C. (2007, May). Serious games and seriously fun games: Can they be one and the same? Paper presented at the Annenberg Workshop on Games for Learning, Development & Change, Los Angeles, CA.

Wang, H. (2006, January). This is my professional life: A study of telephone survey interviewers in social science research. Paper presented at the 4th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Wang, H., & Andersen, P. A. (2004, October). Self-disclosure in long-distance friendship: A comparison between face-to-face and computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, New York.

Wang, H. (2003, November). Computer-mediated compliance: An experimental study on the influence of language intensity and email announcement responses. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual conference, Miami, FL.

Wang, H. (2003, April). Celebrating Benzene sisterhood: An online ethnographic study on long-distance female friendship. Paper presented at the BINACOM annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Wang, H. (2001, July). China, from the eyes of Japanese youth. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cross-Cultural Communication, Hong Kong, China.

 

Professional Reports

Cole, J. I., Suman, M., Schramm, P., Lunn, R., Zhou, L., Salvador, A., Chung, J., & Wang, H. (2010, July). The 2010 Digital Future Report: Surveying the digital future-Year nine. Annual report of the World Internet Project by Center for the Digital Future, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California.

Cole, J. I., Suman, M., Schramm, P., Lunn, R., Salvador, A., Chung, J., Liu, J., Wang, H., & Zhou, L. (2008, January). The 2008 Digital Future Report: Surveying the digital future-Year seven. Annual report of the World Internet Project by Center for the Digital Future, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California.

Nije Bijvank, M. & Wang, H. (2007). Creating communication: Content, control, and critique. Report appeared in the German Journal of Media Psychology.

Nije Bijvank, M. & Wang, H. (2007). The Annenberg Workshop on Games for Learning, Development & Change. Report appeared in the German Journal of Media Psychology.

Cole, J. I., Suman, M., Schramm, P., Lunn, R., Salvador, A., Lee, S., Wang, H., & Zhou, L. (2006, December). The 2007 Digital Future Report: Surveying the digital future-Year six. Annual report of the World Internet Project by Center for the Digital Future, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California.

Wang, H. (2005, November). This is my professional life: A study of telephone survey interviewers in social science research. Report delivered to the Social Science Research Laboratory at San Diego State University.

Wang, H., Heiligtag, J., Renick, J., & Schweppe, A. (2003, May). On promotional mix. Market research report delivered to the Career Services at San Diego State University.

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