|Dr. Claude Miller
Position: Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D., Arizona, 2000
Office: Burton Hall Room 125
Office Hours: TR 1:30-2:30
(or by appointment)
Classes Spring 2013 semester:
Comm 2513: Introduction to Statistics
Comm 3253: Persuasion Principles
Academic Interests: Dr. Miller's work investigates human affective responses to influences messages in various contexts by applying emotion, motivation, and social influence theories, particularly to mass mediated message designs targeting adolescent, elderly, and minority populations. Principle research areas include the effects of psychological reactance and the restoration of freedom on the inoculation process, and on health promotion and risk prevention messages; the effects of regulatory focus and subliminally induced mortality salience on social influence processes; and the application of vested interest theory to crisis and disaster-related communication.
Professor Miller's work appears in Communication Monographs, Communication Research Reports, Disasters, The Electronic Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social Cognition, and forthcoming in the Jurnal of Communication, and Global Studies Journal, as well as in book chapters on communication and terrorism, and on the use of multimedia tools to test health promotion and prevention messages. He is the immediate past chair of the Communication and Social Cognition Division of the National Communication Association (NCA), where he has presented three award winning conference papers, and is a recipient of NCA's Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Averbeck, J.M., & Miller, C. H. (in press). Expanding language expectancy theory: The suasory effects of lexical complexity and syntactic complexity on effective message design (Communication Studies).
Miller, C. H., & Averbeck, J.M., (in press). Hedonic relevance and outcome relevant involvement. (Electronic Journal of Communication).
Miller, C. H., Adame, B. J., & Moore, S. D. (2013). The role of vested interest in disaster preparedness. Disasters, 37, 1-27.
Miller, C. H., Ivanov, B, Compton, J., Averbeck, J. Robertson, K.J., Sims, J.D., Parker, K. A., & Parker, J.L. (2013). Boosting the Potency of Resistance: Combining the Motivational Forces of Inoculation and Psychological Reactance. Human Communication Research, 39, 127-155
Ivanov, B, Miller, C. H., Compton, J., Averbeck, J. Robertson, K.J., Sims, J.D., Parker, K. A., & Parker, J. L. (2012). Effects of post-inoculation talk on resistance to influence. Journal of Communication, 62, 701–718.
Ivanov, B., Parker, K. A., Miller, C. H., & Pfau, M. (2012). Culture as a moderator of inoculation success. Global Studies Journal 4, 1-22.
Miller, C. H. & Quick, B. (2010) Sensation seeking and psychological reactance as health risk predictors for an emerging adult population. Health Communication, 25, 266-75.
Wright, K. B. & Miller, C. H. (2010). A measure of weak-tie/strong-tie support network preference. Communication Monographs, 77, 500-517.
Miller, C. H., & Landau, M. J. (2008). Communication and the causes and costs of terrorism: A terror management theory perspective. In D. O'Hair, R. Heath, & G. Ledlow, (Eds.), Terrorism: Communication and rhetorical perspectives. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. pp. 93-130.
Miller, C. H., Matusitz, J., O’Hair, D. & Eckstein, J. (2008). The complexity of terrorism: Groups, semiotics, and the media. In D. O'Hair, R. Heath, & G. Ledlow, (Eds.), Terrorism: Communication and rhetorical perspectives. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. pp. 43-66.
Miller, C. H., Burgoon, J. K., & Hall, J. R. (2007). The effects of implicit theories of moral character on affective reactions to moral transgressions. Social Cognition, 25, 819-832.
Miller, C. H., Lane, L. T., Deatrick, L. M., Young, A. M. & Potts, K. A. (2007). Psychological reactance and promotional health messages: The effects of controlling language, lexical concreteness, and the restoration of freedom. Human Communication Research, 33, 219-240.