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Advancing Persuasion Theories

Ratcliff, C. L. & Sun, Y. (2020) Overcoming resistance through narratives: Findings from a meta-analytic review. Human Communication Research.

Ratcliff, C. L. (2019). Characterizing reactance in communication research: A review of conceptual and operational approaches. Communication Research. [PDF]

Guntzviller, L. M., Ratcliff, C. L., & Pusateri, K. B. (2019). Expanding advice response theory by incorporating goal inference: College students’ perceptions of parental exercise advice. Communication Theory.

Krakow, M., Yale, R. N., Jensen J. D., Carcioppolo, N., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2018). Comparing mediational pathways for narrative- and argument-based messages: Believability, counterarguing, and emotional reaction. Human Communication Research.

News Media Coverage of Biomedical Research

Ratcliff, C. L. (2021). Communicating scientific uncertainty across the dissemination trajectory: A precision medicine case studyScience Communication. [PDF]

Maggio, L. A., Ratcliff, C. L., Krakow, M., Moorhead, L., Enkhbayar, A., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). Making headlines: An analysis of US government-funded cancer research mentioned in online media. BMJ Open. (Open Access)

Ratcliff, C. L., Jensen, J. D., Christy, K., R., Crossley, K., & Krakow, M. (2018). News coverage of cancer research: Does disclosure of scientific uncertainty enhance credibility? In H. D. O’Hair (Ed.), Risk and health communication in an evolving media environment. New York: Routledge. [Pre-print] [Stimuli]

Cancer, Genomics, & Precision Medicine Communication

Ratcliff, C. L., Wong, B., Jensen, J. D., & Kaphingst, K. A. (2021). The impact of communicating uncertainty on public responses to precision medicine researchAnnals of Behavioral Medicine. [PDF]

Chavez-Yenter, D., Zhao, J., Ratcliff, C. L., Kehoe, K., Blumling, A., Peterson, E., Klein, W.M., Chou, W.S., Kaphingst, K.A. (2021). Theory utilization in current communication of cancer genetic testing research: Identified gaps and opportunities. Social Science & Medicine.

Kaphingst, K. A., Peterson, E., Zhao, J., Gaysynsky, A., Elrick, A. H., Hong, S. J., Krakow, M., Pokharel, M., Ratcliff, C. L., Klein, W. M., Khoury, M. J., & Chou, W. S., (2019). Cancer communication research in the era of genomics and precision medicine: A scoping review. Genetics in Medicine.

Ratcliff, C. L., Kaphingst, K. A., & Jensen, J. D. (2018). When personal feels invasive: Foreseeing challenges in precision medicine communication. Journal of Health Communication. [PDF]

Krakow, M., Ratcliff, C. L., Hesse, B. W., & Greenberg-Worisek, A. J. (2018). Assessing genetic literacy awareness and knowledge gaps in the U.S. Population: Results from the Health Information National Trends Survey. Public Health Genomics.

John, K. K., Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., Ratcliff, C. L., & Grossman, D. (2017). Do pattern-focused visuals improve skin self-examination performance? Explicating the visual skill acquisition model. Journal of Health Communication.

Jensen, J. D., Ratcliff, C. L., Weaver, J., Krakow, M., Payton, W., & Loewen, S. (2015). Explicating Perceived Barriers to Mammography via the USCREEN Project: Concerns about Breast Implants, Faith Violations, and Perceived Recommendations. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment.

Physical Activity and Exercise Promotion

Ratcliff, C. L., Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Krakow, M., & Crossley, K. (2019). Loss/gain framing, dose, and reactance: A message experiment. Risk Analysis.

Guntzviller, L. M., Wang, N., Martinez Gonzalez, A., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2019). Situating advice response theory in a cultural and relational context: How Hispanic adults perceive exercise advice from parents. Communication Research.

Jensen, J. D., Ratcliff, C. L., Yale, R. N., Krakow, M., Scherr, C. L., & Yeo, S. K. (2018). Persuasive impact of loss and gain frames on intentions to exercise: A test of six moderators. Communication Monographs.

Guntzviller, L. M., Ratcliff, C. L., Dorsch, T., & Osai, K. (2016). Parental Advice on Physical Activity and Exercise: Exploring Emerging Adults’ Responses through Advice Response Theory. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Communication About or Among Minority Groups

Guntzviller, L. M., Wang, N., Martinez Gonzalez, A., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2019). Situating advice response theory in a cultural and relational context: How Hispanic adults perceive exercise advice from parents. Communication Research.

Guntzviller, L. M., Williamson, L., & Ratcliff, C. L.. (2019). Stress, social support, and mental health among young adult Hispanics. Family and Community Health.

Coe, K., Bruce, R. J., & Ratcliff, C. L. (2017). Presidential communication about marginalized groups: Applying a new analytic framework in the context of the LGBT community. Journal of Communication.

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