Mei-Chen Lin

Mei-Chen Lin

Communications Studies
Associate Professor
Campus:
Kent
Office Location:
241J Taylor Hall
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-0281
Fax:
330-672-3510

Biography

Mei-Chen teaches classes such as  intercultural communication, intergroup communication, and communication across the life span. Her research interests are older adults' identity and intergenerational communication, elder abuse, cross category intergroup communication, and political identity, political media use, and political attitudes and behaviors. She is currently serving as the associate editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Publications (see vitae for complete list of publications)

 

Journal Articles/Book Chapter Presentations

 

  • Lin, M.-C. (2020) Communication neglect, caregiver anger and hostility, and perceptions of older care receivers’ cognitive status and behaviors in explaining elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Advance online publication doi:10.1080/08946566.2020.1741054
  • Lin, M.-C., Haridakis, P., & Zhang, Y. B(2020). Political party identification and intergroup attitudes: Exploring the effects of mediated and direct contact with the opposing party during a presidential campaign. International Journal of Communication, 14, 2446-2463.
  • Lin, M.-C. (2019a). It is in Howie Giles’ work that I found my intellectual home, a commentary/essay. In J. Harwood, J. Gasiorek, H. Pierson, J. F. Nussbaum, & C. Gallois (Eds.). Language, communication, and intergroup relations: A celebration of the scholarship of Howard Giles (pp. 169-172)New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Lin, M.-C. (2019b). Further consideration of communication accommodation theory, a commentary/essay. In J. Harwood, J. Gasiorek, H. Pierson, J. F. Nussbaum, & C. Gallois (Eds.). Language, communication, and intergroup relations: A celebration of the scholarship of Howard Giles (pp. 228-230)New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Lin, M.-C. (2018). Elder abuse and neglect: Examining caregiver characteristics and perceptions of their older care receiver’s under-accommodative behavior. Journal of Family Communication, 18, 252-269. doi:10.1080/15267431.2018.1489810
  • Lin, M.-C., & Haridakis, P. (2017). Media use in a political context: An intergroup communication perspective. In H. Giles & J. Harwood (Eds.), Encyclopedia of intergroup communication. New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.405
  • Lin, M.-C. (2017). Intergenerational communication. In M. Allen (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 762-766). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 
  • Egbert, N., Child, J. T., Lin, M.-C., Savery, C., & Bosley, T. (2017). How older adults and their families perceive family talk about aging-related EOL issues: A dialectical analysis. Behavioral Sciences, 7, 21-28. doi:10.3390/bs7020021
  • Haridakis, P., Lin, M.-C., & Hanson, G. (2017). The influence of political intergroup differences and social media use on political discussion and political polarization during the 2012 presidential primary season. In G. Richardson Jr. (Ed.), Social media and politics: A new way to participate in the political process (pp. 219-242)CA, Santa Barbara: Praeger. 
  • Lin, M.-C., Haridakis, P., & Hanson, G. (2016) The role of political identity and media selection on perceptions of hostile media bias during the 2012 presidential campaign. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media60, 425-447. doi:10.1080/08838151.2016.1203316
  • Lin, M.-C., Giles, H., & Soliz, J. (2016). Problematic intergenerational communication in the family: Elder abuse and neglect. In L. N., Olson & M. Fine (Eds.), The darker side of family communication: The harmful, the morally suspect, and the socially inappropriate (pp. 155-173). New York: Peter Lang.  
  • Lin, M.-C., & Haridakis, P. (2015). Golden agers, Recluse and John Wayne: Aging stereotypes and aging heroes in movie Westerns. In B. Batchelor & N. Jones (Eds.), Aging heroes: Growing old in popular culture (pp. 15-30). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 
  • Xu, K., Lin, M.-C., & Haridakis, P. (2015). Being addicted to Chinese Twitter: Exploring the roles of users’ expected outcomes and deficient self-regulation in social network service addiction. China Media Research, 11, 1-16. 
  • Haridakis, P., Hanson, G., Lin, M.-C., & McCullough, L. J. (2014). Fitting social media into the media landscape during a 2012 Republican Primary. In J. A. Hendricks & D. Schill (Eds.), Presidential campaigning and social media (pp. 106-121). CO: Paradigm Publisher
  • Soliz, J., & M.-C. Lin (2014). Communication in grandparent-grandchild relationship. In K. Floyd, & M. Morman (Eds.) (2nd ed.), Family circle: New research on family communication (pp. 35-50)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Conference Presentations (see vitae for complete list of conference presentations)

  • Zhang, X., & Lin, M.-C. (2020). Predicting perceived media bias of the mass shooting coverage and intention to participate in discursive activities: Examining the effects of personal involvement and social identities.Paper will be presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication [Political Communication Division]. San Francisco, CA, USA. 
  • Lin, M.-C., & Haridakis, P. (2020). The impact of political identity and outgroup partisan media contact on intergroup bias and political polarization: An intergroup threat approach. Paper submitted to the 106thAnnual Meeting of National Communication Association [Intercultural and International Communication Division]. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 
  • Zhang, Y., & Lin, M.-C. (2019). Out of good will of protecting others: Why Chinese journalists embrace self-censorship? Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of International Communication Association [Journalism Studies Division]. Washington, DC. USA.
  • Lin, M.-C., Haridakis, P., & Zhang, Y. B(2018). Political party identification and intergroup attitudes: Exploring the effects of mediated and direct contact with the opposing party during a presidential campaign [Top paper – Intergroup Communication Interest Group]. Paper presented at the 68thAnnual Meeting of International Communication Association. Prague, Czech Republic. 
  • Lin, M.-C. (2017). A communication model of elder abuse and neglect: Caregiver characteristics and perceptions of their elderly care receivers’ communication behaviors on physical abuse, emotional abuse and communication neglect. Paper presented at the 103th Annual Meeting of National Communication Associtation [Communication and Aging Division]. Dallas, TX, USA. 
  • Butauski, M., Luckasen, C., Child, J. T., & M.-C. Lin (2017). Exploring the role of identity exploration and commitment in young and emerging adults’ management of the parent-child privacy boundary. Paper presented at the 103th Annual Meeting of National Communication Associtation [Family Communication Division]. Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Lin, M.-C. (2016). The 2016 presidential election: Have we gone too far or are we getting back to our roots?The 79th Annual Meeting of Ohio Communication Association [Spotlight panel]. Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A. 
  • Lin, M.-C., Haridakis, P., & Hanson, G. (2014). The role of political identity and media selection on perceptions of hostile media bias during the 2012 presidential campaign. Paper presented at the 97thAnnual Meeting of American Education of Journalism and Mass Communication [Electronic News Division]. Montreal, Canada. 
  • Lin, M.-C., Haridakis, P., Hanson, G., & Xing, B. (2014). Looking at the influence of individual differences and media use on political polarization during the 2012 presidential primary season and considering the language of polarization. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of International Communication Association [Intergroup Communication Interest Group]. Seattle, USA.

Education

Ph.D., The University of Kansas , M.A., The University of Kansas , B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Expertise

Communication and Aging, Elder Abuse, Intergenerational Communication Across Cultures, Communication Across Lifespan, Group Dynamics and Identity, Interpersonal Communication, individual political identity, influences on media consumption and political-related outcomes (e.g., hostile media bias, perceptions of political polarization) during presidential elections in the U.S., individual age identity influences on communication and behaviors towards people from the same and other age groups, perceptions of elder abuse and propensity of elder abuse and mistreatment, communication of national and ethnic identities in Taiwan

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Global Understanding Research Initiative