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Zheng Joyce Wang,



  • 2017-present          Full Professor

  • 2013-2017               Associate Professor

  • 2007-2013               Assistant Professor

  • Faculty, School of Communication, OSU

  • Director, Communication and Psychophysiology Lab (CAPLab)

  • Affiliated faculty, Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences

  • Affiliated faculty, Decision Science Collaborative

  • Faculty-in-Residence & Leadership team, Translational Data Analytics

  • Associate Editor: Journal of Communication        (2018-present)
                                 Computers in Human Behavior (2021-present)


  • Ph.D., Communication & Cognitive Science (double-major), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2007

  • B.S., Journalism & Communication, China Youth University for Political Sciences, Beijing, 2001

Research Interests

  • Motivation, emotion, and cognition in media processing and choice behavior; media design and evaluation.

  • Reciprocal dynamics of choice behavior and information processing; mHealth (mobile health) applications.

  • Psychophysiological methods; dynamic computational modeling methods.

  • Quantum probabilistic and dynamic models of cognition, decision, and communication; contextualized communication, decision and choices; extending the work to modeling communication networks and data fusion.

  • I’ve been especially interested in pursuing new ideas and approaches from cognitive science to the study of communication.

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