SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Porterfield, C. D. (1976). The effects of emotion and communication skill on message meaningThe Journal of Business Communication13, 3–14.

Abstract: This study attempted to determine experimentally what effects, if any, two within-receiver characteristics had on the meanings respondents gave to communicated messages. The within-receiver characteristics were emotion and communication skill. The study set forth the following hypotheses in the null form: 1. The meanings given communicated messages by subjects receiving dissimilar emotional inducements would not vary significantly. 2. The meanings given communicated messages by subjects with different communication skill levels would not vary significantly. 3. There would be no significant interaction effect of the emotional inducements and communication skill levels of the subjects on the meanings given communicated messages. The study developed the configuration shown in the matrix below. Test scores from a standardized verbal comprehension exam formed the basis for placing the subjects in high, medium, or low categories of communication skill. In turn, the subjects received negative or positive emotional inducements (the neutral group received no inducement but was included in the study as a control group). The dependent variable was the meaning given five one-word concepts as measured by standard Semantic Differential scaling techniques.

Journal Article 2: Decombe, F., and her guests. (2008). Your memory of an art piece: An audio and video artwork (2007)Visual Communication7, 131–141.

Abstract: The idea for this work germinated in a museum during a conversation between my friend and another visitor about the clay sculptures by Fischli and Weiss exhibited at Tate Modern. Although I experienced this artwork myself and appreciated it greatly, I refrained from joining in, fascinated by the scene. I then saw this very visual narrated memory as a continuum of the artwork and decided to make a piece informed by this idea. Your Memory of an Art Piece is an art project about art: a metaartwork. It is a recorded collection of multifaceted stories about art. The participants took turns to give a verbal account of a chosen art piece that they had experienced. This work is about how we engage with art and how we communicate this experience to an audience through articulated language. It questions how art exists within the viewer’s memory as a continuum of the artwork, and how it constitutes a sort of incarnation. This work is also concerned with the visual produced by words. The recollection of the experience produces mental images in the speaker’s mind and, as he or she tries to make sense of the words, the listener produces other mental images. The focus on the mode of speech offers a central place to the subject speaker who creates language and communicates his or her experience. The journey from the original idea to the making has evolved from the idea of the ‘incarnation of the art piece’ to ‘the interweaving of the art and the individual.’

Journal Article 3: Ruihley, B. J., & Page, J. R. (2017). For the love of sport: Examining sport emotion through a lovemarks lensCommunication & Sport5, 135–159. (First published online September 22, 2015; issue published April 1, 2017)

Abstract: Lovemarks are brands and products that have high levels of love and respect and evoke a loyalty beyond reason response from consumers. These are products and brands that consumers are devoted and emotionally connected to with disregard for competitors, price change, or controversy. In the world of sport, loyalty beyond reason is common and seemingly required with many fan bases. In addition, athletes of all skill level are loyal to sporting goods and brands. The purpose of this exploratory research was to examine the relationship between Lovemarks and the world of sport. Outcomes of this research aim to assist sport managers and communication specialists in (a) breaking through advertising clutter, (b) recognizing and utilizing fan emotion for good, and (c) segmenting advertising and marketing campaigns into attainable subgroups. Utilizing a content analysis to analyze 668 open-ended nominations of sport-related products, brands, teams, venues, and people to, researchers uncovered themes and top-coded categories of love and respect. Practical and theoretical application and implications are discussed.

Journal Article 4: Calvillo Cortes, A. B., & Falcon Morales, L. M. (2016). Emotions and the urban lighting environment: A cross-cultural comparisonSAGE Open6.

Abstract: This article shows the main results of an empirical research about the relation between emotions and urban lighting scenarios. The focus is on the emotions experienced by participants in outdoor public spaces, such as pedestrian areas, parks, and other spaces. To understand subjects’ emotions, we followed a procedure of surveys using situation–response questionnaires in a closed, controlled environment with participants (N = 217) belonging to three universities of different countries: the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico; Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain; and Via Domitian University in Perpignan, France. The set of 10 frequent emotions related to urban lighting mentioned by Calvillo Cortés was used for the study. Cross-cultural comparison of answers about the emotions felt by participants allowed us to classify the emotions in two types: the emotions commonly perceived among the three groups and the emotions particularly perceived by each group attributable to their cultural background. Based on that, we present conclusions about the relation between the emotions and the lighting parameters of the scene. In addition, we present a theoretical exploration of other researches related to subjective approaches on lighting, pointing out that emotions are not as widely studied as other psychological responses to lit places. This requires further conceptualization of the theoretical framework to increase the focus on the importance of emotions in the design of urban lighting spaces, providing more pleasant and healthy user experience.