Dr Timothy Fung (right) receives the "Top Three Faculty Papers" award at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Theory and Methodology Division.


馮繼峯博士(右)在美國新聞與大眾傳播學會傳播理論與方法科年會上獲頒「最佳三份學術論文獎」。

Date: 10 Sep 2015 (Thursday)

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Communication scholar receives top faculty paper award

傳播學者獲頒最佳學術論文獎

Dr Timothy Fung, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies of the School of Communication, was recently awarded the "Top Three Faculty Papers" award with his co-authored paper "Testing Links Among Uncertainty, Affect and Attitude Toward a Health Behavior in a Risky Setting" at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Communication Theory and Methodology Division.

Applying the Risk Information Seeking and Processing model to the case study of people's consumption of contaminated fish from the Great Lakes, Dr Fung examined how judgment under uncertainty and emotional reactions to risk influence people's risk information seeking and risk preventive behavioral intentions. The results showed that judgment under uncertainty has a strong influence on feelings of worry and anger, and that anger and fish avoidance have a positive correlation.

Dr Fung was delighted to receive the award. He thanked Professor Huang Yu, Dean of Communication, and Professor Kineta Hung, Head of Communication Studies, for their support, especially during the preparation of the research.

In addition, Dr Fung was appointed as the Newsletter Chair of the "Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division" of AEJMC.

傳理學院傳播系助理教授馮繼峯博士最近憑合著論文《測試在危險情景下健康行為中不確定性、影響和態度之間的連繫》,在美國新聞與大眾傳播學會傳播理論與方法科年會上,獲頒「最佳三份學術論文獎」。

馮博士的研究以食用北美五湖地區受化學物質污染的魚所造成的健康風險為案例,運用風險「資訊尋找和處理模型」,探討在不確定情況下作出的判斷和對危機的情緒反應如何影響人們尋找風險資訊和預防的行為傾向。研究結果顯示,人們在不確定情況下所作的判斷會大大影響到他們憂慮和惱怒的情緒,而惱怒的情緒又會驅使他們避免食用受污染的魚類。

馮博士對獲獎感到欣慰,並感謝傳理學院院長黃煜教授和傳播系系主任孔慶勤教授在其研究期間給予支持。

此外,馮博士獲委任為美國新聞與大眾傳播學會傳播科學、健康、環境及風險科的通訊主席。