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Pengfei Zhao

Education

  • M.A., Communication, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Radio Broadcast and TV, Communication University of China
  • B.A., Advertising Design, Communication University of China

Research Interests

Computer-mediated communication; technology and relationship; online self-disclosure and self-presentation; online dating; social networks; psychological and social effects of new communication technology

Publication

  • Lapierre, M.A., Zhao, P., & Custer, B.E. (2019). Short-term longitudinal relationships between smartphone use/dependency and psychological well-being among late adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(5), 607-612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.06.001

Conference Presentations

  • Zhao, P., & Yan, K. (2020, May). “Is your partner as physically attractive as you expected?”: The effects of expectancy violations on relational outcomes during modality switching in online dating. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA; converted from Australia to virtual due to COVID-19).
  • Zhao, P., & Lapierre, M.A. (2020, May). Smartphones and social support: Longitudinal associations between smartphone use/dependency and types of support. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA; converted from Australia to virtual due to COVID-19).
  • Zhao, P., & Lapierre, M.A. (2019, November). Stress, dependency, and depression: A longitudinal examination of the reciprocal effects of perceived stress and smartphone dependency on depression. Paper presented at the 105th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA; Human Communication and Technology Division), Baltimore, MD.