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Research interests

Families' creation of shared social reality, sense-making, parenting, and influence.


  • family communication
  • relationships
  • families
  • marriage
  • organizational communicaton
  • behavior
  • interpersonal
  • small group
  • intercultural
  • evolutionary psychology
  • romantic relationships
  • relational schemas
  • social psychology
  • family
  • health communication

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Research Output 1997 2018

Expanding the conceptual and empirical boundaries of family communication patterns: The development and validation of an Expanded Conformity Orientation Scale

Horstman, H. K., Schrodt, P., Warner, B., Koerner, A., Maliski, R., Hays, A. & Colaner, C. W. Feb 10 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Communication Monographs. p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communication pattern
family member
1 Citations
communication pattern

Family communication: Patterns theory a grand theory of family communication

Koerner, A. F., Schrodt, P. & Fitzpatrick, M. A. Jan 1 2017 Engaging Theories in Family Communication: Multiple Perspectives. Taylor and Francis, p. 142-153 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

communication pattern
communication behavior
social reality

Communication Science: Theory and research

Krcmar, M., Ewoldsen, D. & Koerner, A. F. 2016 New York: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Sharing information with children conceived using in vitro fertilisation: the effect of parents’ privacy orientation

Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., Pasch, L., Anderson, K. N., Scheib, J. E., Koerner, A. F. & Damario, M. Jan 1 2016 In : Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 34, 1, p. 90-102 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Dissemination
Fertilization in Vitro
Parent-Child Relations