Graduate researchers contribute conceptually and operationally to the research conducted in Chronos Lab. These students often work with other faculty in the School of Communication on research projects that span their respective areas of interest.
Annie is a PhD student at The Ohio State University. She is interested in the psychological effects of interactive media, specifically in regards to video games and identity/mental health.
Matt is a PhD student at The Ohio State University. He is interested in the psychological effects of new media (such as video games, dating apps, and live-streamed video content) and how these effects might influence a user’s interpersonal relationships.
Nina is a a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University. She studies health communication. Specifically, she focuses on the impact of gender norms on the way that men and women receive health care. She wishes to study the impact of pharmaceutical advertisements and gendered representations of illnesses in the media on audience member’s ideas of susceptibility to illnesses.
Graduates from the Lab
Stacey M. Jones, MA (2022): Thesis, Flirting with Danger: Negotiating Fear and Romance with Horror Dating Simulators
Michael Gilbert, PhD (2022): Dissertation, Parasocial Presence: How the Affordances of Contingency and Personalization Influence Prejudice-Reducing Interventions
Sage Burridge, MA (2021): Thesis, Avatar Customization Across Worlds & Time