Representative Publications & Presentations
Pember, S.E., Bissell. K., Baker, K., Zhang, M. The Influence of Home Healthy Food Availability, Parental Food Restrictions, and Concurrent Media Use on the Healthfulness of Family Meals. Paper accepted for presentation at the 68th Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Pember, S.E., Zhang, M., Baker, K., Bissell, K. I’ll have what she’s photographing: The uses, gratifications, and motivations of food-related photo-sharing on social media. Paper accepted for presentation at the 68th Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
Baker, K. (2016, April). Big gulps, smokes, taunts, and ta-tas: Situating public health campaigns within theoretical frameworks. Presented at the Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. *Second Place Student Paper Award of the Research Symposium – Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment
Baker, K., Pember, S.E., Zhang, M., Bissell, K. (2016, June). Stepping through stages of change: Considering the effects of tracking monitors and social media use for achieving health goals. Presentation at the 66th International Communications Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
Bissell, K., Zhang, M., Baker, K., Pember, S.E. (2016, June). Using new media technologies to improve eating and exercise behaviors via a health intervention program. Presentation at the 66th International Communications Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
Zhang, M., Baker, K., Pember, S.E., Bissell, K. (2016, June). Promoting healthy eating on YouTube: A content analysis of PSAs. Presentation at the 66th International Communications Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
Zhang, X., Bie, B., Colin, L., McLemore, D., & Bissell, K. (forthcoming). Active video game play in African American children: the effect of gender and BMI on exertion and enjoyment. Accepted by Howard Journal of Communication, Accepted in February 2016
Conlin, L., McLemore, D., Zhang, X., Bie, B. & Bissell, K. (In press). Pin it for yourself: Women’s health and fitness content on Pinterest. The Journal of Social Media in Society
Baker, K., Zhang, X. & Pember, S., (In press). Stepping through stages of change: considering the effects of tracking monitors and social media use for achieving health goals. Journal of Fitness Research
Butler, S., & Bissell, K. (2015). Olympic Effort Disability, Culture, and Resistance in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Journalism & Communication Monographs, 17(4), 228-273.
Parrott, S. (2015). When Everyone is Laughing: The Presence, Characteristics, and Enjoyment of Disparagement Humor in Online TV. Mass Communication and Society, 19(1), 49-73.
Parrott, S., & Parrott, C. T. (2015). Law & Disorder: The Portrayal of Mental Illness in US Crime Dramas. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 59(4), 640-657.
Mocarski, R., & Bissell, K. (2015). Edutainment’s Impact on Health Promotion Viewing The Biggest Loser Through the Social Cognitive Theory. Health Promotion Practice, 1524839915613026.
Bissell, K. & Parrott, S. (2013). Prejudice: The role of the media in the development of social bias. Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs.
Bissell, K., Zhang, C., & Meadows, C. (2013). A Wii, a Mii, and a new me? Testing the effectiveness of Wii exergames on children’s enjoyment, engagement, and exertion in physical activity. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 7(1).
Bissell, K.L. (2013). Low-fat, no-fat, and sugar free: An examination of children’s knowledge of nutrition, food preferences, and television use. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 6(3).
Bissell, K., & Parrott, S. (2012). New media, new me: Using new media technologies to improve health literacy in children at risk for overweight and obesity. Economy and Health.
Bissell, K. (2012). Understanding the role of cognition and media in body image disturbance and weight bias in children, adolescents, and adults. Invited book chapter in the “Effects on Health and Well Being” section of the Media Effects/Media Psychology volume to be published by Blackwell Publishing, edited by Erica Scharrer.
Bissell, K. L. & Rask, A.T. (2011). Real women on real beauty: Self-discrepancy, internalization of the thin ideal, and perceptions of attractiveness and thinness in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. International Journal of Advertising.
Bissell, K. L., & Hays, H. H. (2010). Understanding anti-fat bias in children: The role of media and appearance anxiety in third to sixth graders’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward obesity. Mass Communication and Society, 14(1), 113-140.