CEL Publications & Presentations

Book Chapters

Clayton, R. B. (forthcoming). Physiological responses to using digital media. In R. Nabi & J. Myrick (Eds.), Our online emotional selves: The link between digital media and emotional experience. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

List contains publications from CEL affiliates and members.

(u) Undergraduate student contributor.
(m) Master’s student contributor.
(d) Doctoral student contributor.
(p) Post Doc contributor.

Huskey, R., Wilcox, S.(d), Clayton, R. B., & Keene, J. R. (in press). The limited capacity model of motivated mediated message processing: A meta-analytic summary of two decades of research. Annals of the International Communication Association.

Graafsma, K.(d), Keene, J.R., & Clayton, R.B. (pre-registration accepted in principle). The biological roots of psychological reactance to counter-attitudinal political arguments: Investigating the motivational nature of argument effects. Politics and the Life Sciences.

Hendrickse, J.(d), Clayton, R. B., Ray, E. C.(d), Ridgway, J. L., & Secharan, R.(m) (2020 online). Experimental effects of viewing thin and plus-size models in objectifying and empowering contexts on Instagram. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1761077. Ahead of print.

Clayton, R. B., Raney, A. A., Oliver, M. B., Neumann, D.(d), Janicke-Bowles, S. H., & Dale, K. R. (2019 online). Feeling transcendent? Measuring psychophysiological responses to self-transcendent media content. Media Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2019.1700135. Ahead of print.

Clayton, R.B., Leshner, G., Sanders-Jackson, A., & Hendrickse, J.(d) (2020). When counterarguing becomes the primary task: Examination of dogmatic anti-vaping messages on psychological reactance, available cognitive resources, and memory. Journal of Communication, 70(4), 522-547. doi: jqaa010.

Clayton, R. B., Keene, J. R., Leshner, G., Lang, A., & Bailey, R. L. (2020). Smoking status matters: A direct comparison of smokers’ and nonsmokers’ psychophysiological and self-report responses to secondhand smoke anti-tobacco PSAs. Health Communication, 35(8), 925-934.

Clayton, R. B., Lang, A., Leshner, G., & Quick, B. L. (2019). Who fights, who flees? An integration of the LC4MP and psychological reactance theory. Media Psychology, 22(4), 545-571.

Clayton, R. B., Bailey, R. L., & Liu, J. (2019). Conditioned “cross fading”: The incentive motivational effects of mediated-polysubstance pairings on alcohol, marijuana, and junk food craving. Journal of Health Communication, 29(3), 319-327.

Sanders-Jackson, A., Clayton, R. B., Tan, A. S., & Yie, K.(d) (2019). Testing the effect of vapor in ENDS public service announcements on current smokers and e-cigarette users’ psychophysiological responses and smoking and vaping Urge. Journal of Health Communication, 24(4), 413-421.

Leshner, G., Clayton, R. B., Bolls, P.D., & Bhandari, M. (2018). Deceived, disgusted, and defensive: Motivated processing of anti-tobacco commercials. Health Communication, 33(10), 1223-1232. 

Wang, Z., Duffy, B., & Clayton, R. B. (2018). Establishing a factor model for aesthetic preference for visual complexity of brand logo. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, 39(1), 83-100.

Hendrickse, J.(d), Arpan, L., Clayton, R. B., & Ridgway, J.L. (2017). Instagram and college women’s body image: Investigating the roles of appearance-related comparisons and intrasexual competition. Computers in Human Behavior, 74, 92-100.

Clayton, R. B., Ridgway, J. L., & Hendrickse, J.(d) (2017). Is plus size equal? The positive impacts of average and plus sized media fashion models on women’s cognitive resource allocation, social comparisons, and body satisfaction. Communication Monographs, 84(3), 406-422. 9th Most Read Article in Communication Monographs. 2nd Highest Altmetric Scoring Output (205) of all Communication Monograph Articles (2/288)

Clayton, R. B., Leshner, G., Bolls, P. D., & Thorson, E. (2017). Discard the smoking cues – keep the disgust: An investigation of tobacco smokers’ motivated processing of anti-tobacco commercials. Health Communication, 32(11), 1319-1330. 

Keene, J., Clayton, R. B., Berke, C., Loof, T., & Bolls, P.D. (2017). On the use of beats-per-minute and interbeat interval in the analysis of cardiac responses to mediated messages. Communication Research Reports, 34(3), 265-274. 

Clayton, R. B., Leshner, G., Tomko, R., Trull, T.J., & Piasecki, T.M. (2017). Countering craving with disgust images: Examining nicotine withdrawn smokers’ motivated message processing of anti-tobacco PSAs. Journal of Health Communication, 22(3), 254-261.

Ridgway, J. L., & Clayton, R. B. (2016). Instagram unfiltered: Exploring associations of body image satisfaction, Instagram #Selfie posting, and negative romantic relationship outcomes. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19, 2-7. Most read article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking as of 4/11/19

Clayton, R. B., Leshner, G., & Almond, A. (2015). The extended iSelf: The impact of iPhone separation on cognition, emotion, and physiology. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20(2), 119-135.

Clayton, R. B., & Leshner, G. (2015). The uncanny valley: The impact of rotoscope animation on motivational processing of depression drug messages. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 59(1), 57-75.

Refereed Published Abstracts

Bailey, R. L., Clayton, R. B., Liu, J.(d), & Secharan, R.(m) (2018). Cue reactivity toward socially distinct types of substance cues. Psychophysiology, 55, S48.

Clayton, R. B., Bailey, R. L., Liu, J.(d), & Secharan, R.(m) (2018). Cue reactivity toward polysubstance cues: Alcohol with tobacco, marijuana, and junk food. Psychophysiology, 55, S48.

Hendrickse, J.(d), Secharan, R.(m), & Clayton, R. B. (2016). Examining womens’ cognitive and emotional processing of thin, average, and plus size fashion models depicted in the media. Psychophysiology, 53, S47.

Clayton, R. B., Leshner, G., Tomko, R.(p) ,Trull, T., & Piasecki, T. (2016). An investigation of nicotine-withdrawn smokers’ cognitive and emotional processing of anti-tobacco commercials. Psychophysiology, 53, S22.

Tomko, R.(p), Clayton, R. B., & Trull, T. (2016). Examining correspondence between traditional and novel measures of electrodermal activity. Psychophysiology, 53, S47.

Clayton, R. B., Leshner, G., Bolls, P., Thorson, E., Trull, T., & Piasecki, T. (2015). Cue the disgust:The impact of tobacco cues and disgusting images in anti-tobacco ads on tobacco smokers’ message processing. Psychophysiology, 52, S47.

Refereed Papers at Conferences

Sanders-Jackson, A., Rhodes, N., Tan, A.S.L., Clayton, R.B. (presented 2020, May). Reactance to Anti-Smoking Messages within Pro-Vaping Advertisements. Paper submitted to the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Gold coast, Australia

Janicke-Bowles, S., Raney, A.A., Oliver, M.B.O, Dale, K. R., Zaho, D., Neumann, D., Clayton, R.B., Hendry, A. (presented 2020, May). Content matters: Effects of inspiring Facebook posts on subjective and eudaimonic well-being. Paper submitted to the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Mass Communication Division, Gold coast, Australia.

Keene, J.R., Clayton, R.B., Graafsma, K.(d) (presented 2020, May). Psychological reactance to counter-attitudinal political arguments: Investigating the biological and motivational nature of (counter)argument effects. Paper submitted to the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Gold coast, Australia

Clayton, R. B., Sanders-Jackson, A., Leshner, G., Hendrickse, J., & Sawicki, S. (presented 2019, May). Anti-vaping messages and Secondary Task Reaction Times (STRTs): Does psychological reactance reduce STRTs and recognition memory. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Washington, D.C. (International)

Neumann, D.(d), Sanders-Jackson, A., Clayton, R. B., Yie, K.(d), & Tan, A. S. (presented 2019, May). Visual attention to vaping related cues in public service announcements and effects on vaping- and smoking-related outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Washington, D.C. (International)

Hendrickse, J.(d), Ray, E. C.(d), Secharan, R.(x), Ridgway, J. L., & Clayton, R. B. (presented 2019, May). The effects of depicting thin and average-size models in sexualizing and empowering contexts on women’s body image. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Mass Communication Division, Washington, D.C. (International)

Graafsma, K.(d), Keene, J.R., & Clayton, R.B. (presented 2019, August). The biological roots of psychological reactance to counter-attitudinal political arguments: Investigating the motivational nature of argument effects. Paper presented at the meeting of Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (AsnPLS). Montreal, Quebec. (International).

Sanders-Jackson, A., Tan, A., Clayton, R. B., & Neumann, D.(d) (presented 2018, June). Visual Attention of Smokers to Ends-Related Cues in Anti-Vaping PSAs. Paper presented at National Institutes of Health Tobacco Regulatory Science Meeting, National Institutes of Health. (National)

Clayton, R. B., Bailey, R. L., Secharan, R.(m), Liu, J.(d), & Ma, Y.(d) (presented 2018, May). Substance Cue Reactivity and Craving in Polysubstance Abuse Contexts. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Communication Science and Biology Division, Prague, Czech Republic. (International)

Clayton, R. B., Keene, J. R., Leshner, G., Lang, A., Ellis, A.(d), Hendrickse, J.(d), Secharan, R.(m), & Wilde, M.(u) (presented 2018, May). Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Anti-Tobacco Messages and Cognitive and Emotional Responses: Role of Smoking Status. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Prague, Czech Republic. (International)

Clayton, R. B., Raney, A. A., Dale, K., Oliver, M. B., Janicke, S., Hendrickse, J.(d), Seibert, J.(d), Secharan, R.(m), & Wilde, M.(u) (presented 2018, May). Feeling Transcendent?: Measuring Psychophysiological Responses to Self-Transcendent Media Content. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Communication Science and Biology Division, Prague, Czech Republic. (International)

Sanders-Jackson, A., Clayton, R. B., & Tan, A. (presented 2018, May). Testing the Effect of Vapor in E-Cigarette PSAs on Current Smokers and E-Cigarette Users’ Psychophysiological Responses and Smoking Behavior. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Prague, Czech Republic. (International)

Clayton, R. B., Lang, A., Quick, B., Leshner, G., Hendrickse, J.(d), Secharan, R.(m), & Wilde, M.(u) (presented 2017, November). Fight or flight? Testing psychological reactance theory with the LC4MP and trait motivational reactivity. Paper presented at the meeting of National Communication Association (NCA), Communication and Social Cognition Division, Dallas, Texas. (National)

Hendrickse, J.(d), Arpan, L., Clayton, R. B., & Ridgway, J. (presented 2017, May). Appearance-related comparisons on Instagram predict women’s drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction: An evolutionary perspective. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Mass Communication Division, San Diego, California. (International)

Mazurek, M., Leshner, G., Bolls, P., & Clayton, R. B. (presented 2017, May). Measurement of social reward processing of boys with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, San Diego, California. (International)

Clayton, R. B., Leshner, G., Trull, T., & Piasecki, T. (presented 2016, November). Countering craving with disgust images: The impact of nicotine-withdrawal on smokers’ motivated message processing of anti-tobacco PSAs. Paper presented at the meeting of National Communication Association (NCA), Health Communication Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (National)

Davis, R., Clayton, R. B., & Thorson, E. (presented 2016, June). Differences in processing of interactive infographics on different screen sizes and interface. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, Fukuoka, Japan. (International)

Wang, Z.(d), Duff, B., & Clayton, R. B. (presented 2016, March). Establishing a factor model for aesthetic preference for brand logo visual complexity. Paper presented at the meeting of American Academy of Advertising (AAA), Seattle, Washington. (National)

Hong, S., Clayton, R. B., & Shoenberger, H. (presented 2015, August). Viral information: How distortion about Ebola can impact processing and beliefs on Twitter. Paper presented at the meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), Information Systems Division, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (International)