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Hayden Barber

My research uses experimental design and other methodologies to focus on the perception and impact of emotion in messages. My current primary research project is my dissertation regarding attributions of cause to happy and angry messages in human-computer interactions with an Amazon Alexa. Future studies will build on these themes with a focus on social inferences about features of emotional content in relational, group, and sociotechnical contexts.

My teaching aims to teach students theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding communication phenomena, and to apply these findings in practical projects, presentations, and writing. I also teach students to develop robust workflows for producing intellectual work and how to take into account psychological and logistical challenges in planning their work.


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