Emily K Vraga

Don and Carole Larson Professorship in Health Communications

20092020

Research output per year

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Research Output

2020

Creating News Literacy Messages to Enhance Expert Corrections of Misinformation on Twitter

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L. & Tully, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Communication Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Defining Misinformation and Understanding its Bounded Nature: Using Expertise and Evidence for Describing Misinformation

Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Jan 2 2020, In : Political Communication. 37, 1, p. 136-144 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

How do social media users process cancer prevention messages on Facebook? An eye-tracking study

Chou, W. Y. S., Trivedi, N., Peterson, E., Gaysynsky, A., Krakow, M. & Vraga, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient Education and Counseling.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Improving Communication About COVID-19 and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases

Jacobsen, K. H. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access

That’s Not News: Audience Perceptions of ‘News-ness’ and Why it Matters

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Mass Communication and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Accidentally Attentive:Comparing visual, close-ended, and open-ended measures of attention on social media

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Smithson, A. B. & Troller-Renfree, S., Oct 2019, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 99, p. 235-244 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Correction: Controversy matters: Impacts of topic and solution controversy on the perceived credibility of a scientist who advocates(PLoS ONE 12:11 (e0187511) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187511)

Beall, L., Myers, T. A., Kotcher, J. E., Vraga, E. K. & Maibach, E. W., Jan 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 1, e0211289.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access

Designing and Testing News Literacy Messages for Social Media

Tully, M., Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Jan 1 2019, In : Mass Communication and Society. 23, 1, p. 22-46 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Engaging with the other side: using news media literacy messages to reduce selective exposure and avoidance

Vraga, E. K. & Tully, M., Jan 2 2019, In : Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 16, 1, p. 77-86 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

News, entertainment, or both? Exploring audience perceptions of media genre in a hybrid media environment

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Jun 1 2019, In : Journalism. 20, 6, p. 807-826 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Testing Logic-based and Humor-based Corrections for Science, Health, and Political Misinformation on Social Media

Vraga, E. K., Kim, S. C. & Cook, J., Jul 3 2019, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 63, 3, p. 393-414 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Blue Check of Credibility: Does Account Verification Matter When Evaluating News on Twitter

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Apr 1 2019, In : Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 22, 4, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

What Can I Do? How to Use Social Media to Improve Democratic Society

Vraga, E. K., Apr 3 2019, In : Political Communication. 36, 2, p. 315-323 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2018

A mixed methods approach to examining the relationship between news media literacy and political efficacy

Tully, M. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Communication. 12, p. 766-787 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Cancer and Social Media: A Comparison of Traffic about Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Other Reproductive Cancers on Twitter and Instagram

Vraga, E. K., Stefanidis, A., Lamprianidis, G., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A. T., Delamater, P. L., Pfoser, D., Radzikowski, J. R. & Jacobsen, K. H., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Health Communication. 23, 2, p. 181-189 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Do parents still model news consumption? Socializing news use among adolescents in a multi-device world

Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Thorson, E., Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Apr 1 2018, In : New Media and Society. 20, 4, p. 1263-1281 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

I do not believe you: how providing a source corrects health misperceptions across social media platforms

Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Oct 3 2018, In : Information Communication and Society. 21, 10, p. 1337-1353 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

New Media, New Relationship to Participation? A Closer Look at Youth News Repertoires and Political Participation

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Thorson, K. & Thorson, E., Mar 1 2018, In : Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 95, 1, p. 192-212 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Scopus citations

News media literacy, perceptions of bias, and interpretation of news

Tully, M., Vraga, E. K. & Smithson, A. B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journalism. 21, 2, p. 209-226 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Scientific risk communication about controversial issues influences public perceptions of scientists’ political orientations and credibility

Vraga, E., Myers, T., Kotcher, J., Beall, L. & Maibach, E., Feb 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 2, 170505.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Scopus citations

See Something, Say Something: Correction of Global Health Misinformation on Social Media

Bode, L. & Vraga, E. K., Sep 2 2018, In : Health communication. 33, 9, p. 1131-1140 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Studying Politics Across Media

Bode, L. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 2 2018, In : Political Communication. 35, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

The potential role of actively open-minded thinking in preventing motivated reasoning about controversial science

Stenhouse, N., Myers, T. A., Vraga, E. K., Kotcher, J. E., Beall, L. & Maibach, E. W., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 57, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

What Viewers Want: Assessing the Impact of Host Bias on Viewer Engagement with Political Talk Shows

Bode, L., Vraga, E. K., Alvarez, G., Johnson, C. N., Konieczna, M. & Mirer, M., Oct 2 2018, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 62, 4, p. 597-613 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
2017

Controversy matters: Impacts of topic and solution controversy on the perceived credibility of a scientist who advocates

Beall, L., Myers, T. A., Kotcher, J. E., Vraga, E. K. & Maibach, E. W., Nov 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 11, e0187511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Scopus citations

Does Engagement in Advocacy Hurt the Credibility of Scientists? Results from a Randomized National Survey Experiment

Kotcher, J. E., Myers, T. A., Vraga, E. K., Stenhouse, N. & Maibach, E. W., May 4 2017, In : Environmental Communication. 11, 3, p. 415-429 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
34 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations
6 Scopus citations

Skipping politics: Measuring avoidance of political content in social media

Bode, L., Vraga, E. K. & Troller-Renfree, S., Apr 1 2017, In : Research and Politics. 4, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
9 Scopus citations

Social Media Engagement With Cancer Awareness Campaigns Declined During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Vraga, E. K., Radzikowski, J. R., Stefanidis, A., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A. T., Delamater, P. L., Pfoser, D. & Jacobsen, K. H., Dec 2017, In : World Medical and Health Policy. 9, 4, p. 456-465 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Using Expert Sources to Correct Health Misinformation in Social Media

Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Oct 1 2017, In : Science Communication. 39, 5, p. 621-645 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Which Candidates Can Be Mavericks? The Effects of Issue Disagreement and Gender on Candidate Evaluations

Vraga, E. K., Feb 1 2017, In : Politics and Policy. 45, 1, p. 4-30 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2016

Beyond Self-Reports: Using Eye Tracking to Measure Topic and Style Differences in Attention to Social Media Content

Vraga, E., Bode, L. & Troller-Renfree, S., Apr 2 2016, In : Communication Methods and Measures. 10, 2-3, p. 149-164 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Blurred lines: Defining social, news, and political posts on Facebook

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Smithson, A. B. & Troller-Renfree, S., Jul 2 2016, In : Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 13, 3, p. 272-294 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Effective messaging to communicate news media literacy concepts to diverse publics

Vraga, E. K. & Tully, M., Sep 1 2016, In : Communication and the Public. 1, 3, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
7 Scopus citations

Party differences in political content on social media

Vraga, E., Jan 1 2016, In : Online Information Review. 40, 5, p. 595-609 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

"That show really spoke to Me!": The effects of compatible psychological needs and talk show host style on audience activity

Edgerly, S., Gotlieb, M. R. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2016, In : International Journal of Communication. 10, p. 1950-1970 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

How individual sensitivities to disagreement shape youth political expression on Facebook

Vraga, E. K., Thorson, K., Kligler-Vilenchik, N. & Gee, E., Apr 2015, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 45, p. 281-289 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Scopus citations
5 Scopus citations

In Related News, That Was Wrong: The Correction of Misinformation Through Related Stories Functionality in Social Media

Bode, L. & Vraga, E. K., Aug 1 2015, In : Journal of Communication. 65, 4, p. 619-638 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Scopus citations

Issue-Specific Engagement: How Facebook Contributes to Opinion Leadership and Efficacy on Energy and Climate Issues

Vraga, E. K., Anderson, A. A., Kotcher, J. E. & Maibach, E. W., Apr 3 2015, In : Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 12, 2, p. 200-218 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
18 Scopus citations

Youth civic engagement

Vraga, E., Chris, W., Thorson, K., Edgerly, S. & Bode, L., Mar 27 2015, Handbook of Digital Politics. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 199-120 80 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations
2014

A new space for political behavior: Political social networking and its democratic consequences

Bode, L., Vraga, E. K., Borah, P. & Shah, D. V., Apr 2014, In : Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 19, 3, p. 414-429 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
98 Scopus citations

Filmed in Front of a Live Studio Audience: Laughter and Aggression in Political Entertainment Programming

Vraga, E. K., Johnson, C. N., Carr, D. J., Bode, L. & Bard, M. T., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 58, 1, p. 131-150 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Navigational Structures and Information Selection Goals: A Closer Look at Online Selectivity

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K., McLaughlin, B., Alvarez, G., Yang, J. H. & Kim, Y. M., Oct 2 2014, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 58, 4, p. 542-561 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations