BEA2013 Research Symposium
Media and Social Life:
The Self, Relationships, and Society
Sunday, April 7, 2013 | Las Vegas Hotel + Casino

Research Symposium Co-Chairs:
Mary Beth Oliver, Pennsylvania State University | Arthur Raney, Florida State University

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Session 1: Media and Social Life
Welcome and Opening Remarks. Sophie H. Janicke, Florida State University, Symposium Chair
Keynote Address: Morality, Moral Thinking, and Media Entertainment. Arthur A. Raney, Florida State University
Keynote Address: Media-Inspired Connectedness with Others. Mary Beth Oliver, Pennsylvania State University  

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Session 2: Media and the Self
Keynote Address: Media and the Social Learning Ecosystem. J. Alison Bryant, President & Founder, PlayScience
Top Competitive Paper on Media and the Self : In Control or In Their Shoes? How Character Attachment Differentially Influences Video Game Enjoyment and Appreciation. Nicholas David Bowman, West Virginia University; Ryan Rogers, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Brett Sherrick, Pennsylvania State University, and Julia Wooley, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

12:00-1:15 p.m.
Session 3: Competitive Poster Session
Note: Buffet lunch available for purchase

Notification Infatuation: The Association Between Social Media Use and Perceived Anxiety. (Third Place Student Paper).  Rachel Adams, College of Charleston, and Alaina M. Cordes, College of Charleston

Moral Violations in Drama and Moral Values in Mind: The Morality Presented in a Taiwanese Soap Opera.  Yenshen Sam Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Individual Differences in Connected Viewing: The Role of Emotional Contagion, Need for Belonging, and Coviewing Orientation in Mediated and Non-Mediated Coviewing.  Elizabeth Cohen, West Virginia University, and Alexander Lindon Lancaster, West Virginia University

A Smile for a Favor, a Compliment for Your Self-Esteem: A Comparison of Inauthentic Affection in Children's and Adults' Television Programming. Joshua Amaro Dunn, St. Mary's University, and Rick A. Sperling, St. Mary’s University

 “You Need to Back Off”: Utilizing Communication Privacy Management Theory to Explore Responses to Public and Private Negative Interpersonal Disclosures on Facebook. Zachary David Goldman, West Virginia University, Nicholas David Bowman, West Virginia University, and David Keith Westerman, West Virginia University

Original Beauty: Black Hair on YouTube. Ayana Haaruun, Kennedy King College

How Have New Media Changed Interpersonal Relationships? An Examination of the Impact of Compute-Mediated Communication on Close Friendships. Amy Janan Johnson, University of Oklahoma, Shawn King, University of Oklahoma, and Jennifer Becker, University of Alabama

The Polarizing Debate Over Social Networking Privacy: Dead or Alive? Laurie Thomas Lee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

How Do People Compare Themselves with Others on Social Network Sites? The Case of Facebook. (Second Place Student Paper). Sang Yup Lee, Michigan State University

'Ho's, Skanks, Snitches & Cornbread Honkies' on Topix Website: Influencing Social Capital in Appalachian Communities. Melody Gail Sands, Ohio University

1:30-2:45 p.m.
Session 4: Media and Relationships
Keynote Address: Entertainment Media and Meaningful Relationships. Meghan Sanders, Louisiana State University 
Top Competitive Paper on Media and Relationships: Reconceptualizing Address in Television Programming: The Effect of Address and Affective Empathy on the Experience of Parasocial Interaction. Glen Cummins, Texas Tech University, and Boni Cui, Texas Tech University

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:00-4:15 p.m.
Session 5: Emerging Media and Social Life
Keynote Address: As "I" Like It: The Psychology of Customized Representations. Sriram Kalyanaraman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Top Competitive Paper on Emerging Media and Social Life and Top Student Paper: Breaking the Shackles of Filial Piety: The Impact of the Anti-Parents Movement on China’s Xiao Tradition.  Chen Yang, Bowling Green State University

4:30-5:00 p.m.
Session 6: Media and Social Life Revisited
Concluding Thoughts and Roundtable Discussion with Keynote Speakers. Sophie H. Janicke, Florida State University, Symposium Chair