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Janet Meyer

Associate Professor

B. S., University of Kansas
B. A., University of Maine at Orono
M. S., Boston University
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: communication and cognition, message production,  persuasion, regretted messages, interpersonal communication, communication theory

Janet Meyer teaches in the areas of persuasion, communication theory, communication and cognition, measurement & analysis, research methods, and language & meaning. Her recent research has focused on factors influencing the production of regretted messages, learning from regretted messages, the cognitive processes underlying the production of requests, politeness in request messages, and the effect of situational factors on the pursuit of secondary goals. Her work has appeared in Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Communication Research, The Western Journal of Communication, The Southern Communication Journal, Communication Studies, and the Journal of Language and Social Psychology as well as in three book chapters. She has presented numerous papers at national and regional conventions. Before coming to Kent State, she taught at Kansas State University, the University of Wyoming, the University of Memphis, and the University of Miami.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Meyer, J. R.  (2013). Contemplating regretted messages: Learning-oriented,   repair-oriented, and emotion-focused reflection. Western Journal of   Communication, 77(2), 210-230.

Meyer, J. R. (2011).  Regretted messages:  Cognitive antecedents and post hoc reflection. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30(4), 376-395.

Meyer, J. R. (2009).  Effect of primary goal on secondary goal importance and message plan acceptability, Communication Studies, 60(5), 509-525.

Meyer, J. R. (2008).  Message editing. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication (Vol. 7, pp. 3093-3095). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publisher.

Meyer, J. R. (2007). Compliance gaining.  In D. R. Roskos-Ewoldsen & J. L. Monahan (Eds.), Communication and social cognition: Theories and methods. (pp. 399-416). Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

 Meyer, J. R. (2005). Effect of secondary goal importance on the anticipation of message outcomes. Southern Communication Journal, 70(2), 109-122. 

 Meyer, J. R. (2004). Effect of verbal aggressiveness on the perceived importance of secondary goals in messages. Communication Studies, 55(1), 168-184.

 Meyer, J. R., & Rothenberg, K. (2004).  Repairing regretted messages:  Effects of emotional state, relationship type, and seriousness of offense.Communication Research Reports, 21, 358-356.

 Meyer, J. R. (2003).  Cognitive representations of request situations:  The relative importance of goal specificity and situation features.  Western Journal of Communication, 67(3), 292-314.

 Meyer, J. R. (2002). Contextual influences on the pursuit of secondary goals in request messages. Communication Monographs, 69, 189-203.

 Meyer, J. R. (2001). Pursuing relational goals in requests:  The effects of dispositional factors and type of relationship. Southern Communication Journal, 67, 51- 65.

 Meyer, J. R. (2001). Effect of request type and situational features on negative politeness in requests. Communication Research Reports, 18, 158-165.

 Meyer, J. R. (2000). Cognitive models of message production:  Unanswered questions. Communication Theory, 10(2), 176-187.

 Meyer, J. R. (1997).  Cognitive influences on the ability to address interaction goals.  In J. O. Greene (Ed.), Message production: Advances in communication theory (pp. 71-90). Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

 Meyer, J. R. (1996). Retrieving knowledge in social situations:  A test of the Implicit Rules Model. Communication Research, 23(5), 582-612.



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Janet Meyer
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135 Taylor Hall
Phone: 330-672-2659
Fax: 330-672-3510