Topic: Department of Communication Studies

Ibuprofen Relieves Women's Hurt Feelings, Not Men's

July 31, 2014

For years, researchers have known that physical pain relievers such as ibuprofen can also help ease emotional pain, but new research suggests that ibuprofen has contrasting effects on men and women: Men who take the drug report harsher feelings of rejection, and women report feeling better.

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Former CDC Marketing Director to Lead New Center for Health Communication

March 19, 2014

Jay M. Bernhardt, former director of the National Center for Health Marketing at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been named founding director of The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication's new Center for Health Communication.

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TV Talk Shows Advocating for Disaster Relief Instead Provide Celebrity Therapy, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2014

In the wake of a natural disaster or global crisis, TV talk shows often advocate for relief efforts by enlisting "celebrity humanitarians" to raise awareness. However, rather than focusing on the individuals affected by the disaster and surrounding social circumstances, TV talk shows tend to focus on the individual experiences of celebrities, in a sense providing on-air "therapy" sessions for the celebrities.

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Multitasking Can Be Done Differently, Affect Perceptions of Work Practices

Jan. 30, 2012

In an age in which "multitasking" is often cited as a core competency for employees, organizational communication researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have begun to better understand the nuances of how different individuals accomplish multiple tasks.

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New Book Explores Union Communication Through Lens of Boeing Labor Unrest

Dec. 22, 2011

Small groups of workers can use communication tactics to agitate for democracy, transparency and fighting spirit within their unions, according to the new book "We ARE the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing" (University of Illinois Press, 2011) by Dana Cloud, associate professor of communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

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