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Amy Gonzales

Amy Gonzales

Assistant Professor,
Department of Telecommunications

Radio-TV Center, Room 317
(812) 856-9051

gonzaamy 'at'

Amy Gonzales completed her PhD in Communication from Cornell in 2010. She has a MA from Cornell in Communication and a MA in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the effects that communication technologies have on individual identity, social support, and well-being. She is especially interested in these effects for people from disadvantaged communities. Recent studies have explored everyday use of social media in situ, as well as the effectiveness of new systems designed to improve physical and psychologicalwell being.

Areas of study: social media, human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, identity and self-presentation, digital publicness, social support online, technology use in marginalized communities.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
Niederdeppe, J., Bigman, C., Gonzales, A., & Gollust, S. (2013). Communication About Health Disparities in the Mass Media. Journal of Communication, 63, 8-30.

Byrne, S., Gay, G., Pollak, J. P., Retelny, D., Gonzales, A. L., Lee, T. & Wansink, B. (2012). Caring for mobile phone based avatars can influence youth eating behavior. Journal of Children and Media.

Gonzales, A.L. & Hancock, J.T. (2011). Mirror, mirror on my Facebook wall: Effects of Facebook exposure on self-esteem. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 14, 79-83.

Gonzales, A.L., Hancock, J.T., & Pennebaker, J.W. (2010). Language style matching as a predictor of social dynamics in small groups. Communication Research, 31, 3-19.

Gonzales, A.L. & Hancock, J.T. (2008). Identity shift in computer-mediated environments. Media Psychology, 11, 167-185.

Refereed and Archived Proceedings
Baumer, E.P.S., Katz, S.J., Freeman, J.E., Adams, P., Gonzales, A., Pollak, J.P., Retelny, D., Niederdeppe, J., Olson, C., Gay, G.K. (2012). Prescriptive persuasion and open-ended social awareness: Expanding the design space of mobile health. Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Proceedings.

Gonzales, A.L., Ng, T.Y., Zhao, O.J., & Gay, G.K. (2010). Turning text into music as a motivator of cathartic expressive writing. CHI 2010 Proceedings, 1937-1940.

Gonzales, A.L., Finley, T. & Duncan, S.P. (2009). (Perceived) interactivity: Does interactivity increase enjoyment and creative identity in artistic spaces? CHI 2009 Proceedings, 415-418.

T101–Media Life
T205–Intro to Media and Society