S. Shyam Sundar

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Film-Video and Media Studies

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Recent Publications

Chatbot ads with a human touch: A test of anthropomorphism, interactivity, and narrativity

Sun, Y., Chen, J. & Sundar, S. S., Feb 2024, In: Journal of Business Research. 172, 114403.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Interpassivity instead of interactivity? The uses and gratifications of automated features

Chen, C., Lee, S. & Sundar, S. S., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Behaviour and Information Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Vivid and Engaging: Effects of Interactive Data Visualization on Perceptions and Attitudes about Social Issues

Jia, H. & Sundar, S. S., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Digital Journalism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

When the machine learns from users, is it helping or snooping?

Lee, S., Moon, W. K., Lee, J. G. & Sundar, S. S., Jan 2023, In: Computers in Human Behavior. 138, 107427.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Less vigilant in the mobile era? A comparison of information processing on mobile phones and personal computers

Liao, M., Wang, J., Chen, C. & Sundar, S. S., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: New Media and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Busting the one-voice-fits-all myth: Effects of similarity and customization of voice-assistant personality

Snyder, E. C., Mendu, S., Sundar, S. S. & Abdullah, S., Dec 2023, In: International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 180, 103126.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Calling BS on ChatGPT: Reflections on AI as a Communication Source

Sundar, S. S. & Liao, M., Jun 2023, In: Journalism and Communication Monographs. 25, 2, p. 165-180 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Screenertia: Understanding “Stickiness” of Media Through Temporal Changes in Screen Use

Brinberg, M., Ram, N., Wang, J., Sundar, S. S., Cummings, J. J., Yeykelis, L. & Reeves, B., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Communication Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Differentiating Problematic from Habitual Instagram Use: A Uses and Grats 2.0 Perspective

Chen, C., Cohen, O. & Sundar, S. S., Jul 2022, In: Social Media and Society. 8, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Alexa as an Active Listener: How Backchanneling Can Elicit Self-Disclosure and Promote User Experience

Cho, E., Motalebi, N., Sundar, S. S. & Abdullah, S., Nov 11 2022, In: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 6, CSCW2, 273.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

How do we like our online dates—customized or personalized? The differential effects of user vs. system tailoring on date preferences

Cho, E. & Sundar, S. S., Feb 2022, In: Computers in Human Behavior. 127, 107037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Do We Trust the Crowd? Effects of Crowdsourcing on Perceived Credibility of Online Health Information

Huang, Y. & Sundar, S. S., 2022, In: Health Communication. 37, 1, p. 93-102 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Older Adults’ Activities on Facebook: Can Affordances Predict Intrinsic Motivation and Well-Being?

Jung, E. H. & Sundar, S. S., 2022, In: Health Communication. 37, 5, p. 597-607 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Can Interactive Media Attenuate Psychological Reactance to Health Messages? A Study of the Role Played by User Commenting and Audience Metrics in Persuasion

Li, R. & Sundar, S. S., 2022, In: Health Communication. 37, 11, p. 1355-1367 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Sound of silence: Does Muting Notifications Reduce Phone Use?

Liao, M. & Sundar, S. S., Sep 2022, In: Computers in Human Behavior. 134, 107338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review