The Communication and Technology (CAT) Division focuses on original scientific research about the roles played by information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the processes of human communication. CAT seeks to enhance theory and methodology pertaining to adoption, usage, message content, communication networks, effects, and policy of ICTs. Areas of research include new media, social media, human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, mobile communication, “big data,” crowdsourcing, and other technologically mediated social interaction and networking in all contexts (personal, friends, family, groups, organizations, business, healthcare, collective action, politics, government, education, society, culture, intercultural) and at all levels of analyses.
CAT programs papers, panel sessions, and pre- and p0st-conferences that make an innovative and original scientific contribution to our understanding of ICTs, with the primary focus on human communication aspects of particular technological characteristics. Papers in which technology is not a specific object of investigation, instead the context or backdrop for a communication have a potential fit with other ICA Divisions.
Call for Chapter Proposals – Handbook of Deceptive Communication
Editor: Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan, Department of Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Working title: The Handbook of Deceptive Communication
Working description of the handbook: Issues of deception and truth-telling weave through the fabric of communication more commonly than we realize. The Handbook of Deceptive Communication unravels the topic of deception in human communication, offering a comprehensive examination of the field, rethinking current approaches to the subject, and presenting original, innovative research. Highly prominent and emerging deception scholars from around the world investigate the history of the study of deception, the myriad forms of deceptive behaviour, cross-cultural perspectives on deceit, and strategies for detecting and deterring deception. As truth-telling, deceit, and the many grey areas in-between (e.g., half-truths, concealment, dodging, spin) are at play in nearly every context of communication, individual chapters are devoted to deception in social and personal relationships, deception to gain sex and during sexual intercourse, deceit in the workplace, the production of deception in online environments, deception in criminal interrogations, visual deception, and lies that occur in the realms of in politics, public relations, and mass media. This interdisciplinary handbook is meant for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, academics, and researchers who are interested in the pervasive nature of deception, truth, and ethics.
Competitive submissions are currently being accepted: Interested contributors should email a working title, abstract with source citations (maximum 300 words), and author names and affiliations to Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan at email@example.com by July 3, 2016. Interested contributors are also encouraged to email preliminary questions and ideas before this deadline. Notification of acceptance will be in summer 2016. Contributors who receive acceptance of their proposals will be expected to submit complete chapters early in 2017. Complete chapters will be approximately 6,000 words in length. In most cases, chapters should provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on the specific topic being explored, while also setting the agenda for future directions.
Chapter proposals currently sought include:
-Defining deception and truth
-Communicating or telling the truth
-Ethical perspectives regarding deception
-Deception and trust
-Review of theories/models of deception
-Proposed theories/models of deception
-Review of research methods used to study deception and/or its detection
-Nonverbal indicators of deception
-How laypersons and/or professionals can improve deception detection accuracy
-Individual contexts and/or applications of deception (e.g., deception in close relationships such as family relationships, deception involving children, deception in the workplace, deception in group contexts, deception in health contexts)
-Individual differences in deception and its detection (e.g., sex, age, personality characteristics)
-Cutting-edge research and/or arguments examining issues of deception/truth
Other topics related to deception and truth will also be considered.