Eric E Rasmussen
Research: Social media, Health, Interpersonal, Children and media
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Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2013
M.A. Brigham Young University, 2004
Dr. Rasmussen's research focuses on children and media. He is specifically interested
in parental mediation and why/how parent-child conversations about the media influence
children at different developmental stages in various ways. Dr. Rasmussen has authored
or co-authored articles that have appeared in some of the top academic journals in
the fields of communication and child development, such as Journal of Communication,
Human Communication Research, Journal of Children and Media, Media Psychology, Child
Development, and Developmental Psychology, among others. His research has also been
presented at conferences for the Society for Research in Child Development, Association
for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, International Communication Association,
and International Public Relations Research Conference.
- Content Analysis
- Social media
- Health communication
- Interpersonal communication
- Children and media
Rasmussen, E. E., Strouse, G. A., Colwell, M. J., Russo, C., Holiday, S., Brady, K. , Flores, I. , Troseth, G., Wright, H. , Densley, R.*, & Norman, M. (2019). Promoting preschoolers' emotional competence through prosocial TV and mobile app use. Media Psychology, 22, 1-22.
Rasmussen, E. E., & Densley, R. L. (2017). Girl in a country song: Gender roles and objectification of women in popular country music across 1990 to 2014. Sex Roles, 3, 188-201.
Rasmussen, E. E., Keene, J. R., Berke, C. K., Densley, R. L. & , Loof, T. (2017). Explaining parental coviewing: The role of social facilitation and arousal. Communication Monographs, 3, 365-384.
Coyne, S. M., Redesky, J., Collier, K M., Gentile, D. A., James, C., Linder, J. R., Nathanson, A. I., Rasmussen, E. E., Reich, S. M., & Rogers, J. (2017). Family, parenting, and media: The current state and future of the field. Pediatrics, 140, S112.
Rasmussen, E. E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M. J., White, S. R., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Densley, R. L., & Wright, H. (2016). Relation between active mediation, exposure to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and U.S. preschoolers' social and emotional development. Journal of Children and Media, 10, 443-461.
Collier, K. M., Coyne, S. M., Rasmussen, E. E., Hawkins, A. J., Padilla-Walker, L. M., Erickson, S. E., & Memmott-Elison, M. K. (2016). Does parental mediation of media influence child outcomes? A meta-analysis on media time, content, aggression, substance use, and sexual behavior. Developmental Psychology, 52, 798-812.
Rasmussen, E. E., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2016). Treatment via television: The relation between watching Dr. Phil and parasocial patients' intentions to seek mental health treatment. Journal of Health Communication, 6, 611-619.
Rasmussen, E. E., Rhodes, N., Ortiz, R. R., & White, S. R. (2016). The relation between norm accessibility, pornography use, and parental mediation among emerging adults. Media Psychology, 19, 431-454.
Rasmussen, E. E., Ortiz, R. R., & White, S. R. (2015). Emerging adults' responses to active mediation of pornography during adolescence. Journal of Children and Media, 9, 160-176.Rasmussen, E. E. (2014). Proactive vs. reactive media mediation: Effects of mediation's timing on children's reactions to popular cartoon violence. Human Communication Research, 40, 396-413
My objective is to create a learning environment in which students become sensitive to and engage with the socializing influence of contemporary, ubiquitous communication media, such as television, the Internet, and parent-child communication. Such a learning environment will help students critically evaluate and assimilate communication phenomena in a way that will influence their thought processes, approach to relationships, time management choices, media choices and approach to learning.
- Graduate Seminar: Children and Media
- Graduate Seminar: Communication Theory
- Public Relations Graphics & Production
- Principles of Public Relations
- Public Relations Writing
- History of Communication
- Mass Communication Theory
Leadership & Awards
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Children and Media
- 2018 Best Published Article Award; Children, Adolescents, and Media Division, International Communication Association: Relation between active mediation, exposure to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and U.S. preschoolers' social and emotional development.
- 2017 New Faculty Award, Texas Tech Alumni Association
- 2016 The Billy I. Ross Mass Communications Faculty Achievement Award, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University
- 2016 Outstanding Researcher of the Year (Barnie Rushing Jr., Faculty Distinguished Research Award), College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University
College of Media & Communication
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