Indiana University

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Jingjing (Crystal) Han

The Media School
hanjing 'at' indiana 'dot' edu



Master of Journalism and Communication. School of Journalism, Fudan University, China, 2013

B.A. School of Journalism & Communication, Central China Normal University, China, 2011

Bachelor of Economics, School of Economics & Management, Wuhan University, China, 2011

I am currently a master's student at Indiana University. Before coming to IU, I was trained as a professional journalist in Fudan University, China. While that program provided me first-hand experience and international perspectives on the Chinese media industry, I wanted to understand the underlying mechanisms of media effects. IU enables me to understand the black box in media effects, i.e., how human brain interacts media. Within this domain, I am interested in cognitive and emotional processing of mediated health messages. Specifically, I am interested in how people respond to messages regarding health-related stress, and how individual differences influence information processing and affect people's attitudes and behaviors. I have presented papers regarding health topics such as climate change and audience's response towards cancer-knowledge based videos at ICA and AEJMC.