Communication and Social Cognition Division

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The Communication and Social Cognition Division is dedicated to the study of the social cognitive aspects of message production, reception, and processing. Because the role of social cognition in communication crosses traditional contextual boundaries, the context of study (e.g., face-to-face, mediated, communibiological, etc.) is secondary. Relevant topics might include, but are not limited to, cognition, emotion, social influence, social perception, listening, information processing, affective processes, message effects, brain function, and personality and individual differences in communication. In particular, we are interested in research with a focus on the role of social cognition within any aspect of human communication (e.g., interpersonal, intrapersonal, language and social interaction, instructional, health, group, organizational, intercultural, political, mass communication).

  • Matthew Grizzard (Ohio State University), Chair
  • Christopher Carpenter (Western Illinois University), Vice-Chair
  • Tillman Russell (Georgia State University), Vice-Chair-Elect
  • Jacob Fisher (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Research Chair
  • Hillary Shulman (Ohio State University), Research Chair-Elect
  • Jayden Barber (Purdue University), Secretary
  • Torsten Reimer (Purdue University), Immediate Past Chair
Legislative Assembly
  • Matthew Grizzard (Ohio State University)
  • Christopher Carpenter (Western Illinois University)

CSCD Membership 

Official count taken each January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • CSCD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Business Meeting Agenda
Interest Group Election