Jason's New Blog

I know, after years of being asked to blog about communication, I've finally broken down and created a new blog. Please take a second and see what's going on with me, my research, or my opinions about various issues related to human communication, organizational communication, or workplace learning and human performance imrpovement. More...


Over the next few months, I have a number of new books coming out. In July, the 6th Edition of Communication Apprehension, Avoidance, and Effectiveness coauthored with Virginia P. Richmond and James McCroskey will be available (Published by Allyn & Bacon). In November the two-volume set on Workplace Communication published by Praeger will be available. Also in November, look for the 2nd edition of Quantiative Research Methods for Communication.

Research Articles

29) Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., Wrench, J. D., & McKean, J. R. (2010). The relationship between religious followers' functional and relational goals and perceptions of religious leaders' use of instructional communication. Human Communication, 13, 281-302.

28) Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Corrigan, M. W., Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (in press). Examining forbidden dinner conversation topics: A quantitative analysis of political affiliation, religiosity, and religious-based communication. Journal of Communication and Religion.

27) Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., Brown, T., & Pennington, C., III. (2010). Views from the branch: Faculty, staff, and students’ perspectives of communication and competition with a main campus The AURCO Journal, 16, 191-221.

25) Brogan, S. M., Fiore, A., & Wrench, J. S. (2010). The development and validity testing of the Sexual Communication Style Scale. Human Communication, 12, 421-445.

24) McKean, J. R., Brogan, S. M., & Wrench, J. S. (2009). Cross-cultural comparison of East Asian and American higher education criminal justice student learning preferences using the VARK Questionnaire. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, iFirst, 1-20. doi: 10.1080/10511250903200485

23) Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Wrench, J. S. (2009). Development and validity testing of a measure of touch deprivation. Human Communication, 12, 67-76.

22) Wrench, J. S. (2010). Development and validity testing of the Risk Communicator Style Scale. Human Communication, 13, 233-257.

21) Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., McCroskey, J. C., & Jowi, D. (2008). The relationships among social phobia, communication apprehension, and willingness to communicate. Human Communication, 11, 409-430.

20) Wrench, J. S., McCroskey, J. C., Berletch, N., Powley, C., & Wehr, A. (2008). Organizational coaching as instructional communication. Human Communication, 11, 279-292.

19) Wrench, J. S., & Knapp, J. L. (2008). The effects of body image perceptions and sociocommunicative orientations on self-esteem, depression, and identification and involvement in the gay community. Journal of Homosexuality, 55, 471-503.

18) Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Wrench, J. S. (2008).  Advisor-advisee communication three: Graduate students’ perceptions of verbal aggression, credibility, and conflict styles in the advising relationship. Education, 128, 579-587.

17) Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Wrench, J. C., Corrigan, M. W., & McCroskey, J. C. (2008). An examination of reliability and validity of the Religious Communication Apprehension Scale. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 1-15.

16) Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). The influence of graduate advisor use of interpersonal humor on graduate students. The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Journal, 28, 54-72.

15) Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2007). The relationship between computer-mediated-communication competence, apprehension, self-efficacy, perceived confidence, and social presence. Southern Journal of Communication, 72, 355-378.

14) Wrench, J. S., Millhouse, B., & Sharp, D. (2007). Laughing before takeoff: Humor, sex, and the preflight safety briefing. Human Communication, 10, 381-399.

13) Porter, H., Wrench, J. S., & Hoskinson, C. (2007). Superior/subordinate relationships: Understanding the effects of a supervisor’s temperament on employee motivation, job satisfaction, perception’s of a superior’s socio-communicative style, and superior’s level of approachability. Communication Quarterly, 55, 129-153.

12) Wrench, J. S. (2007). The influence of perceived risk knowledge on risk communication. Communication Research Reports, 24, 63-70.

11) Wrench, J. S., Fiore, A., & Charbonnette-Jordan, C. (2007). The impact of crisis communication on levels of acute-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association, 26, 30-45.

10) Wrench, J. S., Corrigan, M. W., McCroskey, J. C., & Punyanunt-Carter N. M. (2006). Religious fundamentalism and intercultural communication: The relationships among ethnocentrism, intercultural communication apprehension, religious fundamentalism, homonegativity, and tolerance for religious disagreements. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 35, 23-44.

9) Wrench, J. S. (2005). Development and validity testing of the homonegativity short form. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 34, 152-165.

8) Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt, N. M. (2005). Advisor-advisee communication two: The influence of verbal aggression and humor assessment on advisee perceptions of advisor credibility and affective learning. Communication Research Reports, 22, 303-313.

7) Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt, N. M. (2004). Advisor-advisee communication: An exploratory study examining interpersonal communication variables in the graduate advisee-advisor relationship. Communication Quarterly, 52, 224-236.

6) Wrench, J. S., & Richmond, V. P. (2004). Understanding the psychometric properties of the Humor Assessment instrument through an analysis of the relationships between teacher humor assessment and instructional communication variables in the college classroom. Communication Research Reports, 21, 92-103.

5) Wrench, J. S., & Booth-Butterfield, M. (2003). Increasing patient satisfaction and compliance: An examination of physician humor orientation, compliance-gaining strategies, and perceived credibility. Communication Quarterly, 51, 482-503.

4) Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (2003). A communibiological explanation of ethnocentrism and homophobia. Communication Research Reports, 20, 24-33.

3) Wrench, J. S. (2002). The impact of sexual orientation and temperament on physical and verbal aggression. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 31, 85-106.

2) Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (2001). A temperamental understanding of humor communication and exhilaratability. Communication Quarterly, 49, 142-159.

1) Wrench, J. S. (2001). Educational software evaluation form: Towards a new evaluation of educational software.  The Source: A Journal of Education, 3, 34-46.  Retrieved from www.usc.edu/dept/education/TheSource/wrench.pdf.

Book Chapters

Wrench, J. S. (2004). Mathephobia. In. M. Littauer, R. Searle, & S. Buerkle (Eds.). But Lord, I was happy shallow: Lessons learned in the deep places (pp. 73-75). Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.

Wrench, J. S. (2000). Homophile movements in the United States. In T. F. Murphy (Ed.), Readers Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies (pp. 285-286). Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Wrench, J. S. (2000). To Mrs. Russell: An examination of when teaching works. In D. James (Ed.), Teens Can Bounce Back (pp. 85-92). Camp Hill, TN: Horizon.