Dr. TSANG, Stephanie Jean  
Research Assistant Professor  
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Stephanie Jean Tsang is a research assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.Phil. degree in Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as a B.A. degree in Communication Studies and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Research & Teaching Interests
Her research focuses on both the psychology and biology of media audiences, in particular the impact of emotions on information processing and attitude formation. She also examines the new media and how individuals form perceptions of public opinion.

Selected Publications
  • Tsang, S. J. (in press). Cognitive Discrepancy, Dissonance, and Selective Exposure. Media Psychology.
  • Carr, D. J., Barnidge, M., Lee, B., & Tsang, S. J. (2014). Cynics and skeptics: Evaluating the credibility of mainstream and citizen journalism. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(3), 452 – 470.
  • Yoo, W., Namkoong, K., Choi, M., Shah, D. V., Tsang, S., Hong, Y., Aguilar, M., & Gustafson, D. H. (2014). Giving and receiving emotional support online: Communication competence as a moderator of psychosocial benefits for women with breast cancer. Computers in Human Behavior, 30, 13-22. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.024
  • Mclaughlin, B., Yoo, W., D’Angelo, J., Tsang, S., Shaw, B., Shah, D., Baker, T., & Gustafson, D. (2013). It’s out of my hands: How deferring control to God can decrease quality of life for breast cancer patients. Psycho-Oncoloy, 22(12), 2747-2754.
  • Tsang, S. J. (2013). Examining the impact of news attention and education on political tolerance in Hong Kong. Chinese Journal of Communication, 6(3), 286-304.