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RIA # 85: Dr. Colin Hesse on Researching Interpersonal Communication

Dr. Colin Hesse

Dr. Colin Hesse

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Colin Hesse, Assistant Professor in Speech Communication at Oregon State University. Colin completed his Ph.D. At Arizona State University in 2009. His research focuses on the links between interpersonal communication and both psychological and physiological health. Specific communication processes of interest include the communication of affection, alexithymia, and family communication.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Interpersonal Communication Research [00:00-11:13]

In this first segment, Colin shares about his research on interpersonal communication.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Affectionate Communication [11:13-21:18]

In segment two, Colin discusses some of his research findings on affectionate communication.

Segment 3: Affection Deprivation [21:18-33:13]

In segment three, Colin shares about his work on affection deprivation.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

  • Floyd, K. (2015). The loneliness cureSix strategies for finding real connections in your life. Avon, MA: Adams Media

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-08:12]: Alexithymia

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