PersCom ready for virtual ICA 2020

The upcoming 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) will be a virtual conference to be held from 20 to 26 May with “Open Communication” as conference theme. Several PersCom researchers will present their latest work online. We are proud to have 14 presentations at this year’s conference on a large variety of topics. Below you can find an overview of all presentations. Please do not hesitate to contact the presenters if you want more information.


Session: Audience Insights in Health Communication Research
Division: Health Communication
Title: Tailored communication for older patients with cancer: Using cluster analysis to identify patient profiles based on information needs
Authors: Annemiek Linn; Nadine Bol; Ellen Smets; Mathilde Verdam; Julia van Weert

Session: Online Privacy: Evolving Issues
Division: Communication and Technology
Title: No to Cookies: Empowering Impact of Technical and Legal Knowledge on Rejecting Tracking Cookies
Author: Joanna Strycharz

Session: Online Privacy: Evolving Issues
Division: Communication and Technology
Title: Trust in Digital Media Technology Companies: Influencing Factors and Impact on Consumers’ Personal Information Sharing
Authors: Joanna Strycharz; Jisu Huh; Xinyu Lu

Session: Innovations in Open Research Methods
Division: Open Science theme panel
Title: Standardized research compendiums: Making open and transparent science fun and easy
Authors: Wouter van Atteveldt; Anne C. Kroon; Felicia Loecherbach; Mickey Steijaert; Joanna Strycharz; Damian Trilling; Mariken van der Velden; Kasper Welbers

Session: New Insights Regarding Health Information Seeking
Division: Health Communication
Title: Cancer Patients’ Use of Online Health Information and Patient Participation in Medical Consultations: Linking Online Traces to Observed Offline Communication
Authors: Minh Hao Nguyen; Nadine Bol; Inge van Strien; Kirsten Eijken; Ellen Smets; Julia van Weert

Session: Promising Young Scholar Papers of Information Systems
Division: Information systems
Title: Using Neuroscience to Causally Manipulate Information Sharing
Authors: Christin Scholz; E. C. Baek; Emily B. Falk

Session: Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence
Division: Communication and Technology
Title: The Development and Validation of the Algorithmic Media Content Awareness Scale (AMCA-Scale)
Authors: Brahim Zarouali; Sophie Boerman; Claes H. de Vreese

Session: Factors Influencing Persuasion and Credibility
Division: Information Systems
Title: Assessing the Persuasion Effects of Personality-Tailored Political Ads on Social Media
Authors: Brahim Zarouali; Tom Dobber; Guy De Pauw; Claes H. de Vreese

Session: Send in the Bots: Social Bots; Robots; and Chatbots
Division: Communication and Technology
Title: Investigating the Impact of Chatbot News Content Containing Opposing Views on Agreement and Credibility
Authors: Brahim Zarouali; Mykola Makhortykh; Mariella Bastian; Theo Araujo

Session: Innovations in Open Research Methods
Division: Open Science theme panel
Title: Open Science for (Automated) Private Interactions: Chatbots as (Open) Data Collection Engines
Authors: Theo Araujo; Brahim Zarouali; Jakob Ohme; Claes H. de Vreese

Session: Communication and Evidence-Based Practice in Patient Care
Division: Health Communication
Title: Training Communication Skills of Clinicians by Using Virtual Patients: Pilot-Evaluation of an Interactive, Computer-Simulated Virtual Patient-Based Elearning to Improve Shared Decision Making
Authors: Julia van Weert; Gert-Jan de Bruijn; Willem-Paul Brinkman; Kristy Timmers; Anne Vos; Ellen Smets

Session: New Insights Regarding Patient-Provider Communication
Division: Health Communication
Title: Predicting Family Involvement Preferences in Medical Decision Making: A Cross-National Survey Study
Authors: Doreen Reifegerste; Sebastian Scherr; Florian Arendt; Julia C. Weert; Dana Alden

Panel session:

Session: COVID19 and Communication Scholarship
Division: Sponsored Sessions
Title: Panel
Authors: Hye-Jin Paek (Hanyang U); Julia van Weert (University of Amsterdam); Dietram Scheufele (U of Wisconsin-Madison); Leticia Bode (Georgetown U); Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (U of Oxford)


Session: Media and Obesity: The Influence of Messaging on Behaviors; Intentions; and Perceptions
Division: Information Systems
Title: Watching a Cooking Show on TV and Subsequent Unhealthy Food Choices in Unsuccessful Dieters
Monique Alblas