Yang (Young) Lin, Ph.D.

Yang (Young) Lin, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: School of Communication
Office: Kolbe 105B
Phone: 330-972-8264
Email: ylin1@uakron.edu
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Intercultural communication, political communication, and basic course teaching.



Journal Articles 

Lin, Y. & Clark, K. C. (2021) Speech assignments and plagiarism in first year public speaking classes: an investigation of students’ moral attributes in relation to their behavioral intention, Communication Quarterly, 69:1, 23-42, DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2020.1864429

Lin, Y., Durbin, J. M., & Rancer, A. S. (2017) Perceived Instructor Argumentativeness, Verbal Aggressiveness, and Classroom Communication Climate in Relation to Student State Motivation and Math Anxiety. Communication Education, 66, 330-349. DOI: 10.1080/03634523.2016.1245427.

Lin, Y., Durbin, J., & Rancer, A. S. (2016). Math anxiety, need for cognition, and learning strategies in quantitative communication research methods courses.  Communication Quarterly, 64, 390-409. DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2015.1103294.

Clark, K. D., Lin, Y.  & Maher, V. (2015) Shall I Help a Stranger?: Spiritual Intelligence and its relation to Altruism, Ethnocentrism, Intercultural Willingness to Communicate, and the Intention to Act. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 44, 1-16.

Book Chapters

Lin, Y., Hill, P. S., & Bishop, S. C.  (2012).  Cross-cultural humor: A new frontier for intercultural communication research.  In R. DiCioccio (Ed.), Humor communication: Theory, impact, and outcomes (pp. 255-280). Dubuque, IA Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Lin, Y., Zhao, J. G., & Zhao, F. M. (2010).  Exploring constructive aggressive communication in China: Its cultural roots, strategies, and new developments. In T. Avtigis & A. Rancer (eds.), Arguments, aggression, and conflict: New directions in theory and research (pp. 82-99).  NY: Routlege.

Rancer, A. S. Lin, Y. Durbin, J. M., & Faulkner, E. (2010).  Nonverbal 'verbal' aggression: Its forms and its relation to trait verbal aggressiveness. In T. Avtigis & A. Rancer (eds.), Arguments, aggression, and conflict: new directions in theory and research (pp. 267-284).  NY: Routlege.

Lin, Y. (2004).  The structure of political communication research: Fragmentation or diversity?  In L. L. Kaid (Ed.), Handbook of Political Communication Research, (pp. 69-108). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


Ph.D., Communication, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK., 1997
M.A., Communications, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY., 1993
B.S., Electronics, Peking University, Beijing, China, 1980