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.

Jason's Conference Presentations



International

Wrench, J. S. (2004, May). Development and Validity Testing of the Risk Communicator Style Scale. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Wrench, J. S., & Booth-Butterfield, M. (2001, May). Increasing Patient Compliance and Satisfaction: An Examination of Interpersonal Communication Variables. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s Convention, Washington, DC.

National

Corrigan, M. W., Wrench, J. S., McCroskey, J. C., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2006, November). Examining forbidden dinner conversation topics: A quantitative analysis of political affiliation, religiosity, and religious-based communication. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Wrench, J. S., Corrigan, M. W., & McCroskey, J. C. (2006, November). The development and validation of a Religious Communication Apprehension Scale. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., McCroskey, J. C., & Jowi, D. (2006a, November). Social communication apprehension: The intersection of  communication apprehension and social phobia. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, San Antonio, TX. [Top 4 Papers in Communication Apprehension]

Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., McCroskey, J. C., & Jowi, D. (2006b, November). The relationships among social phobia, communication apprehension, and willingness to communicate. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, San Antonio, TX. [Top 4 Papers in Communication Apprehension]

Wrench, J. S., Corrigan, M. W., McCroskey, J. C., & Punyanunt-Carter N. M. (2006, November). Religious fundamentalism and intercultural communication: The relationships among ethnocentrism, intercultural communication apprehension, religious fundamentalism, homonegativity, and tolerance for religious disagreements. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. (2006a, November). Advisor-Advisee Four: The influence of graduate advisor use of interpersonal humor on graduate students. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2006b, November). Advisor-Advisee Five: Undergraduate vs. graduate perspectives of advisor interactional justice, sociocommunicative style, and credibility. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Crandall, D., Dougherty, J., Lucas, J. T., & Wrench, J. S. (2006, October). Incidence of mastoiditis: Are ICD-9 Codes sufficient? Paper presented at the American Osteopathic Association’s Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Wrench, J. S. (2005, November). Development and validity testing of the Risk Knowledge Index. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Boston, MA.

Wrench, J. S. (2005, November). Development and validity testing of the Homonegativity Short Form. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Boston, MA.

Wrench, J. S., Fiore, A. M., & Brogan, S. M. (2005, November). The development and validity testing of the Sexual Communication Style Scale. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Boston, MA.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt, N. M. (2004, November)  Advisor-advisee communication three: Organizational communication variables in the graduate advisee-advisor relationships. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Boston, MA.

Wrench, J. S. (2004, November). Face-to-Face v. Online Friendships: An Examination of Friendship Intimacy, Interpersonal Communication Satisfaction, and Interpersonal Communication Motives. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Chicago, IL.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt, N. M. (2004, November). Advisor-advisee communication two: The influence of verbal aggression and humor assessment on advisee perceptions of advisor credibility and affective learning . Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Chicago, IL.

Wrench, J. S. (2001, November). The Impact of Sexual Orientation and Temperament on Physical and Verbal Aggression and Homophobia. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Wrench, J. S., & Martin, M. M. (2001, November). Family Communication Patterns, Conflict Management Strategies, Parent Humor Assessment, and Adolescent Perceptions of Relationship Satisfaction. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (2001, November). A Temperamental Understanding of Humor Communication and Exhilaratability. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt, N. M. (2001, November). Advisor-Advisee Communication One: An Exploratory Study Examining Interpersonal Communication Variables. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Wrench, J. S., & Richmond, V. P. (2000, November). The Relationships Between Teacher Humor Assessment and Motivation, Credibility, Verbal Aggression, Affective Learning, Perceived Learning, and Learning Loss. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Seattle, WA.

Wrench, J. S., &  McGee, D. S. (2000, November).  The Influence of Saliency and Family Communication Patterns on Adolescent Perceptions of Adolescent and Parent Conflict Management Strategies. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Seattle, WA.

Wrench, J. S. (1999, November). United Kingdom’s Equal Age of Consent Movement: Towards a Theory in Movement Personification. Paper presented at the National Communication Association’s Convention, Chicago, IL.

Regional

Wrench, J. S., DiMartino, A., Ramirez, A., Oviedio, C., & Tesfamariam, M. (2010, May). The truth about deception in the workplace: Targets’ perceptions of deceptive coworkers. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Baltimore, MD. [Top Paper in Organizational Communication]

Wrench, J. S., Brogan, S. M., Brown, T., & Pennington, C., III. (2010, April). Views from the branch: Faculty, staff, and students’ perspectives of communication and competition with a main campus. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Wrench, J. S. (2009, May). Harry Potter and the goblet of cash: The making of a 4 billion dollar enterprise. [An Organizational Case Study]. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Punyanunt-Carter, N., & Wrench, J. S. (2009, May). Development and validity testing of a measure of touch deprivation. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Carravetta, O. L., & Wrench, J. S. (2009, May). An analysis of the impact of stereotypes on people’s perceptions of flight attendants. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Berletch, N., Powley, C., Wrench, J. S., & Wehr, A. (2007, April). The interrelationships between positive feedback and coaching in the workplace. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Providence, RI. [Top 3 Paper in Organizational Communication]

Lumbatis, R. D., & Wrench, J. S. (2007, April). Avoiding purgatory: The effect of a social workplace. Manuscript in preparation. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Providence, RI. [Top 3 Paper in Organizational Communication]

Wrench, J. S., & Knapp, J. L. (2007, April). The effects of body image perceptions and sociocommunicative orientations on self-esteem, depression, and identification and involvement in the gay community. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Providence, RI. [Top Paper in Nonverbal Communication]

Wrench, J. S., McCroskey, J. C., Richmond, V. P., Berletch, N., Powley, C., & Wehr, A. (2007, April). Organizational coaching as instructional communication. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Providence, RI.

Wrench, J. S., Millhouse, B., & Sharp, D. (2007, April). Laughing before takeoff: Humor, sex, and the preflight safety briefing. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Providence, RI. [Top Paper in Applied Communication]

Porter, H., Hoskinson, C., & Wrench, J. S. (2006). The influence of supervisor temperament on subordinate job satisfaction and perceptions of supervisor socio-communicative orientation and approachability. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Philadelphia, PA. [Top 3 Paper in Organizational Communication]

Wrench, J. S., Fiore, A. M., & McCroskey, J. C. (2006). The relationship between human temperament, communication apprehension, willingness to communicate, and computer-mediated communication competence and behaviors. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Philadelphia, PA. [Top 3 Paper in Human Information Technology]

Wrench, J. S., McCroskey, J. C., Fiore, A. (2006, April). Socio-communicative orientation and ethnocentrism and the impact on perceptions of stereotypical male and female socio-communicative styles and perceived sexual equality.Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Philadelphia, PA. [Top 3 Paper in Intercultural Communication]

Wrench, J. S., Fiore, A. M., & Charbonnette, C. (2005, April). Influence of Perceptions of Crisis Communication on Levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After the World Trade Center and Pentagon Terrorist Attacks. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Pittsburgh, PA. [Top 3 Paper in Applied Communication]

Wrench, J. S. (2002, April). Friendships on the Net: Similarities and Differences Between  Real-Time and Online Friendships. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, New York.

Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (2002, April.). A Communibiological Explanation of Ethnocentrism and Homophobia. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, New York.

Wrench, J. S. (2001, April). Hand Me Downs: How Family Communication Patterns and Communication Competence are Impacted by Temperament. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Portland, MN.

Wrench, J. S., & McCroskey, J. C. (2001, April). Humor and Exhilaratability: A Communibiological Perspective. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Portland, MN.

Wrench, J. S., &  Socha-McGee, D. (2000, April).  Parent-Adolescent Perceived Conflict Management Style Reciprocation Across Saliency Levels. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wrench, J. S. (2000, April). Beyond the Interview with a Vampire: An Analysis of the Vampire Culture in America Today. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s Convention, Pittsburgh, PA. [Top 4 Paper in Intercultural Communication] 

State

Wrench, J. S. (2005, October). The relationship of body dysmorphia with communication apprehension, communication competence, nonverbal immediacy, and willingness to communicate. Paper presented at the Ohio Communication Association’s Convention, Dayton, OH.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2005, October). The relationship between computer-mediated communication competence, apprehension, self-efficacy and presence. Paper presented at the Ohio Communication Association’s Convention, Dayton, OH.

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