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The Effect Of Vocal Fillers On Credibility, Communication Competence, And Likeability, Lea E. Gikas, Zachary T. Sutcliffe Jun 2019

The Effect Of Vocal Fillers On Credibility, Communication Competence, And Likeability, Lea E. Gikas, Zachary T. Sutcliffe

Communication Studies

This study examines the impact of vocal fillers on a person’s perceived likeability, communication competence, professional credibility, and personal credibility. Previous studies have suggested that using filler words or discourse markers may decrease professional credibility and discredit communication competence. However, it is unknown how audience members of different genders will respond to the usage of vocal fillers in comparison to each other. A 2 x 2 factorial experimental design was constructed (N = 145) in which four audio recordings contained four responses to an interview question; the amount of vocal fillers were manipulated (absent or many) and the gender of ...


The Role Of Narratives In Eliciting Strong Audience Response To Emotional Commercials, Brooks Jessica Mar 2018

The Role Of Narratives In Eliciting Strong Audience Response To Emotional Commercials, Brooks Jessica

Communication Studies

Let’s face it; crying during movies will always be a bit embarrassing even if the movie is worthy of shedding tears. But crying during a commercial is almost humiliating. Surprisingly, it happens. Commercials from the last few years have caused that very reaction among some audience members. These commercials, built on emotional appeals, contain narratives that cause the audience—in one to three minutes—to feel like part of the world created by the advertiser or rhetor. In a day and age where it is easy to skip an ad, advertisers are turning to the use of narratives as ...


To Be The Golden Girl: Disordered Eating Within Figure Skating, Giulia Christine Thomas Mar 2018

To Be The Golden Girl: Disordered Eating Within Figure Skating, Giulia Christine Thomas

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


“Perspective By Incongruity” Applied To Depictions Of Race In The Media, Darren Nana Yaw Adjei Mar 2018

“Perspective By Incongruity” Applied To Depictions Of Race In The Media, Darren Nana Yaw Adjei

Communication Studies

The city of Atlanta has become new center-point of cultural convergence in America. The profile of the city has grown due to the influx of money, flowing from several different areas of commerce. These include increased business ventures in Atlanta’s metropolitan area, expanding film production, and the development of a billion-dollar sports stadium. Not only does the city thrive in its business ventures, but music and television production in Atlanta have a profound effect on its artistic community. Artists such as Andre 3000, Migos, and Childish Gambino enjoy commercial success with accolades such as Grammy wins and nominations.


Sexy Robots: A Perpetuation Of Patriarchy, Ashlyn Des Roches Mar 2017

Sexy Robots: A Perpetuation Of Patriarchy, Ashlyn Des Roches

Communication Studies

This feminist critique looks into the way that gender, specifically females, are portrayed in some of Hollywood's top films involving Artificial Intelligence: Blade Runner, Her, and Ex Machina. These movies work as a perpetuation of patriarchal ideologies while maintaining the objectification and hypersexuality of women as normalized behaviors. Additionally, while some forms of empowerment are conveyed, the features illustrate women merely on a spectrum of extreme behavior; due to Heuristics and Cultivation Theory, these misrepresentations can be associated with women outside the surrealist realm of the depicted artificially intelligent worlds.


A Rhetorical Criticism Of Waiting For Superman, Jordan L. Baxter Mar 2017

A Rhetorical Criticism Of Waiting For Superman, Jordan L. Baxter

Communication Studies

This project analyzes the documentary Waiting for Superman in order to better understand the rhetoric surrounding public education in America. I perform a close textual analysis of the documentary and explore the rhetorical strategies the film uses to persuade its audience. Through my analysis I argue that Waiting for Superman employs rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos to successfully characterize the public school system as a failing institution. This failure is largely blamed on teachers unions who are vilified throughout the film and shown to be preventing progressive reforms from passing. Lastly, through the use of identification Waiting for ...


Texting Etiquette And Its Effects On Our Perceptions Of Intimate Relationships, Taylor Clarke Jun 2016

Texting Etiquette And Its Effects On Our Perceptions Of Intimate Relationships, Taylor Clarke

Communication Studies

Abstract

This study seeks to understand the association between texting habits and characteristics and partner perceptions of intimate relationships. This study investigates multiple aspects of texting such as: temporality, participants’ perceived satisfaction with their significant other, length of text messages, frequency of communication, among others. It is hypothesized that texting etiquette and its various sub-components will be influential in how participants will rate their level of satisfaction (closeness, intimacy, emotional support, and effort) with their significant other. Ten in-depth interviews were conducted with college-aged participants. They were asked questions regarding the texting etiquette of their significant other as well as ...


A Rhetorical Criticism Of Blackfish: Making Waves In Orca Activism, Lindsay Beisheim Jun 2016

A Rhetorical Criticism Of Blackfish: Making Waves In Orca Activism, Lindsay Beisheim

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Edward Snowden, Hero Or Traitor? An Analysis Of News Media Framing, Cole N. Caster Jun 2016

Edward Snowden, Hero Or Traitor? An Analysis Of News Media Framing, Cole N. Caster

Communication Studies

Mainstream news broadcasters such as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are some of the most popular sources of news in the world. With such a significant responsibility, it is both important and interesting to analyze how news outlets present their stories. This project focuses on the roll of framing in news media. Specifically, how the news broadcasters Fox News, CNN and MSNBC employ the hero and traitor frame in the presentation of Edward Snowden, an ex National Security Administration contractor who leaked thousands of highly classified documents to news outlets.


Sublime Absence: An Analysis Of The California Drought Discourse, Mitchell Cooledge Jun 2015

Sublime Absence: An Analysis Of The California Drought Discourse, Mitchell Cooledge

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Josè Mujica's Speech At The Un: A Post-Colonial Look At A Neo-Colonial Issue, Alberto Ganis Jun 2015

Josè Mujica's Speech At The Un: A Post-Colonial Look At A Neo-Colonial Issue, Alberto Ganis

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Ocbf Fundraising Handbook, Clare Devlin Dec 2014

Ocbf Fundraising Handbook, Clare Devlin

Communication Studies

This project was created to help the Orange County Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization, enhance its communication with its stakeholders. Task messages in a handbook give instructions stipulating how the Foundation staff could be more persuasive at the Foundation's annual golf tournament, and get more golfers to enter their sweepstake. The handbook is informed by persuasion theories such as the door-in-the-face theory, reciprocity theory, and supply and demand theory.


Loose Connections, Strong Networks: Self-Enrollment And The Rhetoric Of 350.Org, Daisy Celine Lucile Brightman Jun 2014

Loose Connections, Strong Networks: Self-Enrollment And The Rhetoric Of 350.Org, Daisy Celine Lucile Brightman

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Analysis Of The First Inaugural Addresses Of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt And Barack Obama, Siobhan Miller Jun 2014

A Comparative Analysis Of The First Inaugural Addresses Of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt And Barack Obama, Siobhan Miller

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Military & Media: A Close Contexual Analysis Of Moveon.Org's Controversial Attack Ad Of General David Petraeus, Joseph Jordan Vignolo Aug 2013

Military & Media: A Close Contexual Analysis Of Moveon.Org's Controversial Attack Ad Of General David Petraeus, Joseph Jordan Vignolo

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Elm In The Courtroom: Application To Trial Juries, Natalie Claire Hopkins Jun 2013

Elm In The Courtroom: Application To Trial Juries, Natalie Claire Hopkins

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


The Reality Of Fiction: A Textual Analysis Of Verisimilitude In The Appeal, Stephanie M. Taft Jun 2013

The Reality Of Fiction: A Textual Analysis Of Verisimilitude In The Appeal, Stephanie M. Taft

Communication Studies

This project assesses the verisimilitude and plausibility of John Grisham's novel, The Appeal. While labeled as a fiction work, I argue that his book should resonate with readers and be taken seriously as it mirrors American culture. It speaks back to America's government, judicial and legal systems. I invoke statistics and a prominent law case that show why Grisham's book is not completely fictitious in any regard. The novel is highly applicable to society today, as corporate scandals and corruption seem to always surface. I also discuss how the book is relatable to the real world by ...


"Bridesmaids": A Modern Response To Patriarchy, Blair Buckley Jun 2013

"Bridesmaids": A Modern Response To Patriarchy, Blair Buckley

Communication Studies

This senior project analyzes the rhetorical means by which the movie "Bridesmaids" rejects yet also heeds to patriarchal standards. In this paper I examine the film by performing a feminist critique, also employing elements of ideological criticism.


Jackie Robinson: Impact The Game, Evan W. Busby Jun 2013

Jackie Robinson: Impact The Game, Evan W. Busby

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


A Twist In Hip Hop Culture--A Feminist Perspective, Brandon Edward Michalkiewicz Mar 2013

A Twist In Hip Hop Culture--A Feminist Perspective, Brandon Edward Michalkiewicz

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


All You Need Is Capitalism?: An Ideological Criticism Of The Beatles-Jackson Auction Controversy, Arianna Marie Chopelas Mar 2013

All You Need Is Capitalism?: An Ideological Criticism Of The Beatles-Jackson Auction Controversy, Arianna Marie Chopelas

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Sex And Politics: The Genre Of Apologia In Political Sex Scandals, Margeaux Thea Harris Jun 2012

Sex And Politics: The Genre Of Apologia In Political Sex Scandals, Margeaux Thea Harris

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


A Rhetorical Criticism Of Susan B. Anthony’S Speech On Women’S Right To Vote, Shabnam Kohan Mar 2012

A Rhetorical Criticism Of Susan B. Anthony’S Speech On Women’S Right To Vote, Shabnam Kohan

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


“All Girls Are Barbies”: A Feminist Critique Of Nicki Minaj’S Barbie Persona, Camellia Sarmadi Jan 2012

“All Girls Are Barbies”: A Feminist Critique Of Nicki Minaj’S Barbie Persona, Camellia Sarmadi

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


A Cry For Human Rights: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "Solitude Of Self", Megan Palmer O'Donnell Nov 2011

A Cry For Human Rights: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "Solitude Of Self", Megan Palmer O'Donnell

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Barack Obama Inaugural Address: The Optimistic Jeremiad, Jason Fields Jun 2011

Barack Obama Inaugural Address: The Optimistic Jeremiad, Jason Fields

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: A Dedication, A Consecration And A Challenge, Caitlin Mary Cappa Jun 2011

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: A Dedication, A Consecration And A Challenge, Caitlin Mary Cappa

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Michael Jackson's Oxford Union Address: A Critique From A Hegemonic Perspective, Jenny Ngoc Tang Jun 2011

Michael Jackson's Oxford Union Address: A Critique From A Hegemonic Perspective, Jenny Ngoc Tang

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


"I Hired You Because You Look Good": A Feminist Criticism Of House, Taylor Rachelle Lutzker Jun 2011

"I Hired You Because You Look Good": A Feminist Criticism Of House, Taylor Rachelle Lutzker

Communication Studies

House is a medical drama with underlying messages of patriarchy and anti-feminist ideals. The majority of the disrespect and disregard for women is carried out by Dr. House himself. Learn about the interactions between Dr. House, his team members, and his boss through Dr. House's treatment of women and desire to control the power relations within the hospital.


"Spring Awakening" And Anti-Conformity: An Ideological Criticism, Kara M. Stone Jun 2011

"Spring Awakening" And Anti-Conformity: An Ideological Criticism, Kara M. Stone

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.