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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Examining the Effects of Eating Behaviors on Mental Health and Internalization of Weight-Based Messaging, Avery E. Bollinger

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Narrative Archetypes and Paratextuality: Analysis of Three Films by Christopher Nolan, Alycia Burnett

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Examining the Perceptions of Fake News, Verification, and Notices on Twitter, Brendan Patrick Gwynn

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An Eye to the Sky: Describing Characteristics of Weather App Users Through Q Method, Danielle Wardinsky Hallows

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Exploring Perceptions of New Media Among the Lakota Nation, Isabelle C. Kramer

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Mutants, Sentinels, and Cerebro: Messages About Technology and Society in Science Fiction Films, Paige Marie Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Agenda Setting in the Digital Age: The Impact of Mass Media and Social Media on the Topic of Sexual Harassment, Melissa True Gibbs

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Linking Exposure to Political Content on Social Media with Political Polarization: The Mediating Role of Anger, Audrey Anne Halversen

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Perceptions of the Physically Disabled Influenced by Media Portrayals, Jessica Parcell

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Exploring Mentions of Pornography in Popular Television Shows, A. Lucia Pollock

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Influence for Change: Consumer Perceptions of Social Media Influencer Engagement in Social Responsibility, Lauren Elizabeth Silva

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< Justice > and < Open Debate >: An Ideographic Analysis of < Freedom of Speech >, Emily Ann Spackman

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Depictions of Female Body Types in Advertising: How Regional Visual Attention, Body Region Satisfaction, Media Influence, and Drive for Thinness Relate, Dallin Russell Adams

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Creating a Long-Term Relationship Between a Museum and its Patrons: Examining Social Media as OPR Tool, Kylie M. Brooks

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Asian American Cultural Identity Portrayal on Instagram, Jesse Lau Kristine King

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Self-Framing of Women in U.S. Politics on Instagram, Madison Marie Parks

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Gender Portrayal in Marvel Cinematic Universe Films: Gender Representation, Moral Alignment, and Rewards for Violence, Kristen Ray

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Comparing Binge-Watching Motivations in South Korea and the United States: Westernization of South Korean Entertainment, Sohyun Ribeiro

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Comparing Binge-Watching Motivations in South Korea and the United States: Westernization of South Korean Entertainment Media, Sohyun Ribeiro

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UsTube -- An Exploration of the Relationship Between YouTube and Influencers, Alex Michie Sanders

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UsTube - A Grounded Theory Analysis of the Relationship Between YouTube and Influencers, Alex Michie Sanders

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The Roles of Moral Anger, Empathy, and Self-Efficacy in Persuading Prosocial Activism, Erin Lurae Willder

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Jumping from Journalism -- Why Broadcast Journalists Leave the Field, Daniel Mark Woodruff

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The New Face of Business: Comparing Male and Female Gender Stereotypes in Multi-Level Marketing Facebook Posts in India, Hannah Elizabeth Chudleigh

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Refugees and Media Framing During the Refugee Crisis, Alyssa Carol Davidson

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Way-Finding: A New Approach to Studying Digital Communications, William Daniel Glade

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Bridging the Gender Gap: A Journey of Women and Men in Communications Leadership, Steven Bruce Pelham

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Deflategate and Image Repair Theory: A Case Study, Erica Alejandra Rivas Cruz

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Is Binge Watching Bad for You? Escapism, Stress, Self-Controland Gratifications?, Weipu Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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TV Dads: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Viewer Perceptions of Fathers in Television Dramas, Katherine Ann Barboza

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Social Media Use and Its Impact on Relationships and Emotions, Spencer Palmer Christensen

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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie: A Content Analysis of Female and Male Celebrity Selfies on Instagram, Maureen Grace Elinzano

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Brand Communication Through Social Media Influencers: How Organizations Can Advance Effective Relationships with SMIs in Brazil, Andressa Ferreira Gaertner

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Why Can't Zelda Save Herself? How the Damsel in Distress Trope Affects Video Game Players, Jared Capener Hansen

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How Are U.S. Startups Using Instagram? An Application of Taylor's Six-Segment Message Strategy Wheel and Analysis of Image Features, Functions, and Appeals, Robert David Jenkins

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The Impact of Breakups on Social Media Use Among Digital Natives, HyeJin Kim

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A Content Analysis of Relationships and Intimacy in Teen Dramas on Television, Sara Valoise Lamb

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A Q-Method Study of Visual Metaphors in Advertising, Mckenzie Joell Madsen

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Like and Shout: Brand Loyalty, Framing, and Fan Interactions on the BYU Football Facebook Page, Zachary Anderson Miller

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The Impact of Statistical, Research-Based, andNarrative Anti-Pornography Messagingon Psychological Reactance, Alison Rachel Ostler

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A Rhetorical Analysis of Campaign Songs in Modern Elections, Lottie Elizabeth Peterson

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Nonprofit Public Relationships on Social Media: The Public's Perspective, Brooke Lauren Smith

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P300 Event-Related Potentials to a Phoneme Discrimination Task Requiring a Motor Response, Kaitlyn Chelsea Turner

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The Emotional Effects of Life Experience on Bilingual Speakers' Nonverbal Communications, Sarah Marie Webb

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Perceptual Proficiency Ratings of Obstruent Productions in L2 Learners of English as a Function of Speech Task Type, Word Position, and Listener Expertise, Rachel McPherson Zitting

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Livestrong or Lie Hard: A Pentadic Analysis of Deception and Reputation Management in 'The Armstrong Lie', Harper D. Anderson

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"Sure It's Foreign Music, but It's Not Foreign to Me" Understanding K-Pop's Popularity in the U.S. Using Q Sort, Janice Kim Cho

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The Rise of the Listicle: Using Eye-Tracking and Signal Detection Theory to Measure This Growing Phenomenon, Jason Robert Freeman

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The Rise of the Listicle: Using Eye-Tracking and Signal Detection Theory to Measure This Growing Phenomenon, Jason Robert Freeman

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Tweeting for a Cause: A Content Analysis of Successful Charitable Nonprofits' Publishing Strategies on Twitter, Shaela Annice Hougaard

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A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Refugees in U.S. News Media, Tambi Farouk Issac

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Is Video Enjoyment Deeper for Those with ADHD?, Daisy Kristina Milman

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Social Aggression in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary and General Election Debates, Daniel John Montez

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The Post-Revolutionary Roles of Fidel Castro: A Semiotic Analysis of Cuban Political Posters, 1959-1988, Meghan Elizabeth Payne

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When Eyes and Ears Compete: Eye Tracking How Television News Viewers Read and Recall Pull Quote Graphics, Othello Lennox Richards

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When Eyes and Ears Compete: Eye Tracking How Television News Viewers Read and Recall Pull Quote Graphics, Othello Lennox Richards

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Natural Disaster Films: A Social Learning and Perceived Realism Perspective, Melissa Seipel

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Natural Disaster Films: A Social Learning and Perceived Realism Perspective, Melissa Seipel

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The Right to Be Forgotten: Analyzing Conflicts Between Free Expression and Privacy Rights, Mindy Weston

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An E-Government Analysis of State Legislatures' Social Media Use, Karen Sue Connell

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Social Supers: A Content Analysis of Non-Physical Aggressions in Popular Superhero Movies, Ian Trent Gillespie

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That's Disgusting: The Role of Disgust in Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns, Tyler N. King

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Examining Stakeholder Relationships in Chinese Public Relations Practice: A Case Study of LinkedIn China and Its Sub-Brand Chitu, Yingying Li

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We're Friends Right? Dialogical Strategy Effects in CSR Facebook Posts on Perceived Organizational Trust and Authenticity, Casey J. McDonald

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Assessing Diversity Among Corporations in Brazil: An Exploratory Study, Helga Sheyla Pereira

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Why Kids Are 'Lovin' It': A Q Methodology Analysis of the Appeal of McDonald's, Erica Nelson Rivera

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The Gratification Niches of Traditional and Digital Radio, Don G. Shelline

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How Public Relations Firms Do PR for Themselves Through Corporate Social Responsibility, Melissa Elise Steckler

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Just Tweet It: Sports Teams' Communication of CSR on Twitter, David Paul Stephan

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Standing Ground: Situational Crisis Communication Theory and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Handbook Policy Change, Natalie Marie Tripp

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Modeling Children's Organization of Utterances Using Statistical Information from Adult Language Input, Katie Lynn Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Role of Documentary Film in the Emerging Social Entrepreneurial Culture, KaRyn Elizabeth Daley

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Online Mormon Self-Presentation: Content Analysis of Mormon.org and LDSSingles.com Profiles, Megan Marie Fereday

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Exploring LDS Missionary Blogs: How Culture Manifests in Self-Narratives of Foreign Missionaries, Karina Marie Gathu

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Where They Least Expect It: Product Placement in Children's Picture Books, Steven John Holiday

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#DoINeedSocialMedia: Social Media in Local Political Elections, Brittany K. Karzen

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Power Distance in Mormon Culture, Sara Isabel Lee

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Protecting Professional Football: A Case Study of Crisis Communication Tactics Demonstrated During the Concussion Crisis by the National Football League and the Introduction of Cultural Ingrainment as a Component in Crisis Communications Models, Jordan Todd Mower

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Television Executive Producers' Use of Twitter as a Public Relations Tool, Scott Joseph Nash

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New Mothers and Social Media: The Effects of Social Media Consumption and Production on Social Support and Parental Stress, Rachel Clawson Nielsen

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Testing the Pub Principle: A Look at Push and Pull Communication on Facebook, Tyler Grant Page

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The Chosen One: A Q-Method Analysis of the “€œHarry Potter”€ Phenomenon, Cindy Phippen

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Reject or Redemptive Fathers? A Content Analysis of Father Portrayals in Top Box Office Family Films, Cassidy Jo Wadsworth

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Virtual Escapes and Intercultural Explorations: How Members of Interpals Are Using Their Online Community as a Window to the World, Ryan Scott Bartlett

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Man Shall Not Live By Bread, At All: A Netnography of the Key Characteristics and Purposes of an Online Gluten-Free Community, Emily Anne Bean

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America's Heroes and Darlings: The Media Portrayal of Male and Female Athletes During the 2014 Sochi Games, Matthew K. Curtis

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“One More Drinkin’ Song”: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Country Music Lyrics Between the Years 1994 and 2013, Keith McKay Evans

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Rugby's Rise in the United States: The Impact of Social Media On An Emerging Sport, Benjamin James Kocher

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Aggression in Popular Children's Picture Books: A Content Analysis, Karen Dupree Leach

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The Italian Press and the Church: Italian Newspaper Coverage of LDS-Related News and the Media Strategies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy 2010-2012, Giulia Vibilio Matthews

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Diversity and Inclusion: An Analysis of the Best Companies to Work for and Fortune 100 Companies' Websites, Emma Peckham Nordquist

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Gender Differences in Text Messaging, Sara R. Shawcroft

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The Status of CSR in Corporate America: A Content Analysis of the Organizations with the Top-Performing CSR Programs Within the Fortune 500, Laura C. Thomas

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Family Ties: A Profile of Television Family Configurations, 2004–2013, Samantha Ann Wiscombe

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Rise of Humor: Hollywood Increases Adult Centered Humor in Animated Children's Films, Chelsie Lynn Akers

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The Influence of Media on Himba Conceptions of Dress, Ancestral and Cattle Worship, and the Implications for Culture Change, Austin Sterling Cameron

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How Social Media Affect the Social Identity of Mexican Americans, Kaitlin Eve Felsted

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Adapt, Adopt or Create New Approaches? Albania and the Question of an Emerging Country in the Field of Public Relations, Jetmira Karanxha

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Blogging in Defense of Themselves: Social Media Implications for Rhetorical Criticism and the Genre of Apologia, Ramona Dee Wheeler

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effect of Presumed Media Influence on College Athletes, Justin E. Anderson