November 8, 2018

"Do you want to tell him?"

This was the first thing I heard on the morning of November 16, 2013 when I picked up the phone that woke me on that Saturday. I didn't recognize the woman's voice on the other end, but it was clear that it wasn't talking to me. It was waiting to verify that I picked up before passing the phone...

October 23, 2017

I have a confession to make. This post has existed as an unpublished "draft" for about three weeks. I know. This isn't exactly earth-shattering information. But, it seems important to note, because my delay in finishing and publishing this post is due to a reason I'm not terribly accustomed to. I'm exhausted.

Let me expla...

September 5, 2017

Seeing as how I have characterized my musings here as a "research blog," it seems appropriate that I should occasionally post information about scholarship concerning communication, politics, terrorist organizations, and the like. A man can only post so monkeys sitting at computer terminals, dogs using human instruments,...

September 2, 2017

Since the turnover of the presidential administration in January, the American public and the world have been introduced to a range of new political characters. Some of these characters have become household names; Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, and Kellyanne Conway immediately come to mind. Somewhat lost in...

May 27, 2017

Having signed over my life to the academy, I have lots of different responsibilities. A quick look at my current to-do list shows that sometime in the next few days, I have to grade discussion posts, review articles for scholarly journals, write an introduction to an issue of a journal I'm guest editing, write e-mails to...

December 11, 2016

"You dance with the devil, the devil don't change. The devil changes you."

This line appeared in an altogether forgettable Nicholas Cage movie called 8MM. Forgettable, at least, to the extent that a Nicholas Cage movie about snuff films can be wiped from your memory. Although the film itself was fine, this line--delivered...

October 22, 2016

On the surface, I am a scholar of persuasive communication, social influence, and belief/attitude change. I wrote my dissertation on it; I have spent the better part of the last decade studying it; and I have several books about the topic written by people much smarter than me (and in hardback!)

With all this knowled...

August 21, 2016

Don't get me wrong. I'll publish here every so often. Mostly, I will promote good, rigorous, empirical research on communication and violent extremism by researchers I respect and think do awesome work. However, there are a few reasons why I hope that you won't come to expect too much from this humble research blog.


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