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).

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chari: Christopher Carpenter, Western Illinois University
  • Vice Chari: Lindsay Hahn, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Jacob Fisher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Immediate Past Chair: Matthew Grizzard, Ohio State University
  • Research Chair: Hillary Shulman, Ohio State University
  • Research Chair-Elect: Kevin Kryston, Sam Houston State University
  • Secretary: Hayden Barber, South Dakota State University

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Christopher Carpenter, Western Illinois University
    • Lindsay Hahn, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Nominating Committee
    • Matthew Grizzard, Ohio State University

CSCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources

  • CSCD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes
Business Meeting Agenda
Interest Group Election