My Research

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So, you may never have heard of me before. That’s okay–you’re like most people in the world. Just to calm your fears so you know I’m at least somewhat legit, and so you can see that kind of research that I do, here is a list of my scholarly publications.

Peer-reviewed publications

Rasmussen, E. E., Keene, J. R., Berke, C. K., Densley, R. L., Loof, T. (in press). Explaining parental coviewing: The role of social facilitation and arousal. Communication Monographs.

Rasmussen, E. E., White, S. R., King, A. J., Holiday, S., & Densley, R. L.* (in press). Predicting parental mediation behaviors: The direct and indirect influence of parents’ critical thinking about media and attitudes about parent-child interactions. Journal of Media Literacy Education.

Rasmussen, E. E., & Densley, R. L. (in press). Girl in a country song: Gender roles and objectification of women in popular country music across 1990 to 2014. Sex Roles.

Rasmussen, E. E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M. J., White, S. R., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Densley, R., & Wright, H. (in press). Relation between active mediation, exposure to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and U.S. preschoolers’ social and emotional development. Journal of Children and Media.

Dotson, W. H., Rasmussen, E. E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M., Densley, R. L., Brewer, A. T., Alonzo, M., & Martinez, L. A. (in press). Evaluating the ability of the PBS children’s show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to teach skills to two young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Submitted to Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Rasmussen, E. E., & Densley, R. (2016). The role of parents in shaping the influence of media exposure on children’s well-being. In L. Reinecke and M. B. Oliver (Eds.), Handbook of media and well-being: International perspectives on theory and research on positive media effects. Routledge.

Coyne, S. M., Linder, J. R., Rasmussen, E. E., Nelson, D. A., & Birkbeck, V. (in press). Pretty as a princess: Longitudinal effects of engagement with Disney Princesses on gender stereotypes, body image, and prosocial behavior in children. Child Development.

Rasmussen, E. E., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2016). Treatment via television: The relation between watching Dr. Phil and parasocial patients’ intentions to seek mental health treatment. Journal of Health Communication.

Rasmussen, E. E., Rhodes, N., Ortiz, R. R., & White, S. R. (2016). The relation between norm accessibility, pornography use, and parental mediation among emerging adults. Media Psychology.

Ortiz, R. R., White, S. R., & Rasmussen, E. E. (2016). Do individual perceptions matter in pornography effects? How perceived general acceptance and perceived influence of pornography may impact agreement with sex-role attitudes. Communication Research Reports.

White, S. R., Rasmussen, E. E., & King, A. (2015). Restrictive mediation and unintended effects: Serial multiple mediation analysis explaining the role of reactance in U.S. adolescents. Journal of Children and Media, 9, 510-527.

Rasmussen, E. E., Ortiz, R. R., & White, S. R. (2015). Emerging adults’ responses to active mediation of pornography during adolescence. Journal of Children and Media, 9, 160-176.

Coyne, S. M., Linder, J. R., Rasmussen, E. E., Nelson, D. A., & Collier, K. M. (2014). It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a gender stereotype!: Longitudinal associations between superhero viewing and gender stereotyped play. Sex Roles, 70, 416-430.

Rasmussen, E. E. (2014). Proactive vs. reactive media mediation: Effects of mediation’s timing on children’s reactions to popular cartoon violence. Human Communication Research, 40, 396-413.

Nathanson, A. I., Alade, F., Sharp, M., Rasmussen. E. E., & Christy, K. (2014). The relation between television exposure and executive function among preschoolers. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1497-1506.

Rasmussen, E. E. (2013). Theoretical underpinnings of reducing the media’s negative effect on children: Person-centered, negative-evaluative mediation within a persuasion framework. In E.L. Cohen (Ed.). Communication Yearbook 37, (pp. 379-406). New York: Routledge.

Rasmussen, E. E. & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2013). Dr. Phil and Psychology Today as self-help treatments of mental illness: A content analysis of popular psychology programming. Journal of Health Communication.

Nathanson, A. I., Sharp, M., Alade, F., Rasmussen, E. E., & Christy, K. (2013). The relation between television exposure and theory of mind among preschoolers. Journal of Communication.

Gentile, D. A., Nathanson, A. I., Rasmussen, E. E., Reimer, R. A., & Walsh, D. A. (2012). Do you see what I see? Parent and child reports of parental monitoring of media. Family Relations, 61, 470-487.

Nathanson, A. I. & Rasmussen, E. E. (2011). TV-viewing compared to book reading and toy playing reduces responsive maternal communication with toddlers and preschoolers. Human Communication Research, 37, 465-487.

Conference papers

Berke, C., Loof, T., Densley, R., Rasmussen, E., Keene, J.R. (2016). Co-viewing as social facilitation of children’s cognitive processing of educational television content. Paper Presented to the Mass Communication and Society Division at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference for 2016.

Berke, C. K., Loof, T., Densley, R., Rasmussen, E. E., Keene, J. R. (2016). The dynamic interaction of educational content and parent child co-viewing on children’s phasic cognitive processing of mediated messages. To be presented to the Society of Psychophysiological Researchers Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Published Abstract.

Thompson, B., Norman, M., & Rasmussen, E. E. (2016). Are parents gendering the problem? Gender’s role in parents’ discussions about sex and sexual media content with their children. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2016 conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Coyne, S. M., Radesky, J., Collier, K. M., Gentile, D. A., James, C., Linder, J., Nathanson, A. I., Ochs, E., Padilla-Walker, L. M., Rasmussen, E. E., Reich, S. M., Rogers, J., & Stockdale, L. A. (2015). Family, parenting, and media. Presented at the Digital Media and Developing Minds Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences, October 2015, Irvine, CA. (after the first two authors, authors are listed alphabetically)

Rasmussen, E. E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M. J., Punyanunt-Carter, N., White, S. R., Densley, R., & Wright, H. (2015). Impact of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and active mediation on preschoolers’ social and emotional development. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2015 conference, San Francisco, CA.

White, S. R., Rasmussen, E. E., King, A. (2015). Restrictive mediation and boomerang effects: Serial multiple mediation analysis explaining the role of reactance. Presented at the International Communication Association 2015 Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rasmussen, E. E., Rhodes, N., Ortiz, R. R., & White, S. R. (2015). The relation between norm accessibility, pornography use, and parental mediation among emerging adults. Presented at the International Communication Association 2015 Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Coyne, S. M, Linder, J. R., Rasmussen, E. E., Nelson, D. A., & Birkbeck, V. (2015). Pretty as a princess: Longitudinal effects of engagement with Disney Princesses on gender stereotypes, body image, and prosocial behavior in children. Presented at the International Communication Association 2015 Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Alonzo, M. A., Dotson, W., Brewer, A. T., Cai, K., Lund, A., Snyder, A., Rasmussen, E. E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. (2015). Evaluating the television show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood as a video-based model to teach social skills to children with autism, Presented at the Annual Texas Autism Research Conference, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Austin, TX.

Alonzo, M. A., Dotson, W., Brewer, A. T., Cai, K., Lund, A., Snyder, A., Rasmussen, E. E., Shafer, A., Colwell, M., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. (2015). Teaching young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) skills using the television show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Ortiz, R. R., White, S. R., & Rasmussen, E. E. (2014). Do perceptions matter in pornography effects? Examining how use and perceived general acceptance and influence of pornography may impact agreement with sex-role attitudes. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2014 Conference, Montreal.

Rasmussen, E. E., White, S., & Ortiz, R. (2014). Emerging adults’ responses to active mediation of pornography during adolescence. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2014 Conference, Montreal.

Rasmussen, E. E. (2014). Proactive vs. reactive media mediation: Effects of mediation’s timing on children’s reactions to cartoon violence. Presented at the 2014 International Communication Association annual conference, Seattle, WA.

Rasmussen, E. E. & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2014). Explaining parent-child discussion of television: Active mediation as a proxy for attitude accessibility. Presented at the 2014 International Communication Association annual conference, Seattle, WA.

Coyne, S. M., Linder, J. R., Rasmussen, E. E., Nelson, D. A., & Collier, K. M. (2014). It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a gender stereotype!: Longitudinal associations between viewing superhero programs in the media and gender stereotypes in preschool children. Presented at the 2014 International Communication Association annual conference, Seattle, WA.

Nathanson, A. I., Sharp, M., Alade, F., Rasmussen, E. E., & Christy, K. (2013). The Relation between television exposure and theory of mind among preschoolers. Presented at the 2013 International Communication Association annual conference, London, England.

Nathanson, A. I., Alade, F., Sharp, M., Rasmussen. E. E., & Christy, K. (2013). The Relation between television exposure and executive function among preschoolers. Presented at the 2013 International Communication Association annual conference, London, England.

Nathanson, A. I., Willis, L. E., & Rasmussen, E. E. (2013). The effect of foreground television on the quality of young children’s concurrent play behaviors. Presented at the 2013 International Communication Association annual conference, London, England.

Rasmussen, E. E. & Nathanson, A. I. (2012). Parental mediation of the effect of thin-ideal exposure on adolescent girls’ self-esteem: The role of individual differences and various forms of factual mediation. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Rasmussen, E. E. (2011). The timing of parental mediation as a predictor of mediation’s success. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Rasmussen, E. E. (2011). Active mediation as identity-centric persuasion: Re-conceptualizing parent-child discussion about media. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Rasmussen, E. E. & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2011). The treatment of mental illness by media psychologists: Association with reality. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Nathanson, A. I. & Rasmussen, E. E. (2011). Maternal communication with young children in three entertainment contexts: The role of maternal responsiveness. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Gentile, D., Nathanson, A. I., Reimer, R., & Rasmussen, E. E. (2011). Longitudinal effects of parental involvement in media on child wellness. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal.

Nathanson, A. I. & Rasmussen, E. E. (2010). Background television and toddlers’ and preschoolers’ emergent literacy. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver, CO.