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Danyang Zhao

Doctoral Candidate

Office:
UCC3120

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Theory and Research, Florida State University, August 2018 (expected)
  • Focus: Media Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Measurement and Statistics, Florida State University, April 2016
  • Focus: Measurement and Applied Statistics Methods
  • M.A. Media and Communication Studies, Florida State University, May 2014
  • Focus: Media Effects, Narrative Persuasion, and Health Communication
  • B.A. English (Bilingual: English & French), Heilongjiang University
  • Focus: Applied English and French

Research Interests

Media Psychology; Media Effects; Persuasion; Positive Media Psychology; Health Communication; Strategic Communication

Teaching Interests

Research Methods (Quantitative); Persuasion; Communication Campaigns; Social Media; Media and Society

Publications & Research

  • Zhao, D., Lustria, M. L. A., & Hendrickse, J. (2017). Systematic review of the information and communication technology features of web-and mobile-based psychoeducational interventions for depression. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(6), 1049-1072.
  • Ji, Q., & Zhao, D. (2015, July). Tweeting live shows: A content analysis of live-tweets from three entertainment programs. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society (p. 13). ACM.
  • Zhao, D. & Dale, K.R. (Under Review). Pro-social messages and transcendence: A content analysis of Facebook reactions to Mark Zuckerberg’s donation pledge.
  • Zhao, D.., Arpan, L. M, & Raney, A. A. (Revise and Resubmit). Examining the Self- and Others-oriented Effects of Exposure to a Mental Health Narrative.
  • Dale, K.R., Raney, A.A., Janicke, S., Oliver, M.B., Baldwin, J., Rowlett, J.T., Wang, C., & Zhao, D. (Under Review). Narratives and self-transcendent emotions: Analyzing the content of films and television shows that audiences find inspiring.
  • Zhao, D.. (2018, May). Mood Repair Using Uplifting vs. Funny Media Content and the Tendency to Forgive and Help. Paper to be presented at the 68th annual convention of the International Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Zhao, D., Raney, A.A., Dale, K.R., Janicke, S. (2017, November). An Exploration of Correlates with Prosociality for Conservatives and Liberals: Religiosity vs. Transcendence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, Dallas, TX.
  • Zhao, D. & Dale, K.R. (2017, November). Pro-social Messages and Transcendence: A Content Analysis of Facebook Reactions to Mark Zuckerberg’s Donation Pledge. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, Dallas, TX.
  • Dale, K. R., Raney, A. A., Janicke, S. H., Baldwin, J. A., Rowlett, J., Wang, C., & Zhao, D. (2017, November). Narratives and self-transcendent emotions: A content analysis of inspirational movies and television shows. Paper presented at the meeting of National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.
  • Zhao, D. & Raney, A. A. (2017, May). It’s your fault, but I will help: An exploration of attribution effect on helping after exposure to meaningful vs. pleasurable movies. Paper presented at the annual convention, Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Dale, K.R., Janicke, S., Raney, A. A., Andayani, N., Baldwin, J., Huebner, A., Rowlett, J.T., Taylor, A., Trejos, S., Wang, C., & Zhao, D. (2017, May). YouTube for good: A content analysis of viral and non-viral inspiring YouTube videos. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, San Diego, CA.
  • Zhao, D. & Cortese, J. (2016, June). Examining the Role of Social Norms in Mental Health Help-Seeking Among Young Adults. Paper presented at the annual convention, Information Systems Division, International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Zhao, D., Lustria, M. L. A., & Hendrickse, J. (2016, June). A Systematic Review of Information and Communication Technology-Based Psychoeducational Interventions for Depression. Paper presented at the annual convention, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Zhao, D., Arpan, L. M, & Raney, A. A. (2015, November). Examining the Self- and Others-oriented Effects of Exposure to an Entertainment-Education Narrative about Bipolar Disorder. Paper presented at the annual convention, Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Ji, Q. & Zhao, D. (2015, July). Tweeting Live Shows: A Content Analysis of Live-Tweets from Three Entertainment Programs. Paper presented at the annual convention, Social Media & Society Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Lustria, M. L. A., Zhao, D., & Hendrickse, J. (2015, April). Best Practices for Designing Web and Mobile Technology-Based Psycho-Educational Interventions for Depression: A Systematic Review. Poster session presented at the annual convention, Mediated Health Communication Competitive Poster Session, DC Health Communication conference, Fairfax, VA.

Grants & Awards

  • Research Assistant in the Grant Project “Your Daily Dose of Inspiration: Exploring How People Use and are Impacted by Media Content that Elicits Self-Transcendent Emotions”, Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Aug. 2015 – present. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Clarence W. Edney Fellowship Enrichment Scholarship, Oct. 2017, School of Communication, Florida State University.
  • School of Communication’s Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Mar. 2017. College of Communication & Information Office of the Dean. Florida State University.
  • C.W. Edney Teaching Fellowship. Sept, 2016, School of Communication, Florida State University.
  • Clarence W. Edney Scholarship, Oct. 2015, College of Communication & Information. Florida State University.
  • Barry Sapolsky Research Fellowship, Oct. 2014, School of Communication, Florida State University.
  • C.W. Shipley Scholarship, Oct. 2013. School of Communication, Florida State University.
  • Academic Achievement Scholarships (2nd Place & 3rd Place), School of Western Languages, Heilongjiang University.
  • International Communication Association Travel Grants:
  • ICA Travel Grant for San Diego 2017, Apr. 2017, International Communication Association.
  • ICA Travel Grant for Fukuoka 2016, Mar. 2016, International Communication Association.