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Jinghui (Jove) Hou

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Jinghui (Jove) Hou is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Florida State University and is an Affiliate of the Institute for Successful Longevity (ISL).

Hou studies social and psychological effects of information and communication technologies (ICT), ranging from websites, social media, to personal and mobile systems. She is also keen on exploring how to leverage her research to develop effective information and technology systems that promote self-beneficial and pro-social decision-making and behaviors. Her work is interdisciplinary in nature  – she collaborates with information science researchers, psychologists, computer scientists, engineers, technology designers, and public policy scholars.


  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Communication, University of Southern California
  • B.S., Statistics, School of Management, Fudan University, China

Research Interests

Psychology of ICT, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-Mediated Communication, Interfaces and Decision-making, Health Communication and Informatics, Interactive Games, Social Influence

Grants & Awards

Jove received a grant award from the National Science Foundation (with Dr. Reza Arghandeh and Dr. Eren Ozguven at the FSU-FAMU College of Engineering) for the "Smart City" project. The "Smart City" project looks at how to develop and design smart technologies of city management to foster urban maintenance efficiency, increase community participation, and improve life quality of living in the city of Tallahassee. The project was featured on City of Tallahassee's Website, FSU News: The Big Story, FSView, ReadWrite, WFSU-FM88.9 and Tally Talks on FM93.3 and Moose Magnificat Radio.