Xu, Fangxin

M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Journalism and Mass Communication)

B.A. Indiana University Bloomington (Telecommunications)

Email: fxu@utexas.edu

Fangxin is a doctoral student in Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations. Her research interests revolve around media psychology associated with entertainment media. To be more specific, she is interested in exploring how people interpret messages embedded in media, how they interact with the content and technologies, what they learn from their media experience, and how that influences their emotions, perceptions and behaviors. One of her main focuses is on understanding how video game and television violence affects media consumers’ script adoption and the shaping of their identities. Other areas of interest for Fangxin include the role of entertainment media in delivering educational messages, understanding intentional and unintentional binge watching, and the use of psychophysiological measures in media effect research.

Riddle, K., Peebles, A., Davis, C., Xu, F., & Schroeder, E. (accepted) The addictive potential of television binge watching: Comparing intentional and unintentional binges. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

Eastin, M., Cicchirillo, V., Dunn, M., & Xu, F. (August 2017). Connecting to the Narrative: The influence of relevance, motivation, and realism on narrative identification. Manuscript accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2017 conference.

Weaver, A. J., Matthews, N. L., Lewis, N., Xu, F. (May 2014). Narrative and Moral Perspective- Taking as Determinants of Players’ Antisocial Behavior. International Communication Association, Seattle.