The Department of Communication Studies and Organizational Communication offers students preparation for careers in corporate and nonprofit organizations, employee communication, training and orientation, event planning and fundraising, university student services, and alumni relations.
Communication is central to all human interaction, and the department provides students with exploration of communication theories and skills through a variety of courses, projects, and internships.
(Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, 2017-02-23)
Asbury, Mary Beth; Kratzer, Jessica M. W; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.
This research examined the stickiness of stigma related to being overweight and dating. Three studies explored whether residual weight stigma exists by comparing being overweight to other stigmatized conditions. The first study showed little evidence that overweight was a stigmatizing condition, with participants showing similarities in willingness to date someone who is overweight compared to other physical or medical conditions. There was partial support in the second study for the prediction that overweight was a stigmatizing condition in comparison to conditions related to physical appearance. The third study indicated that there is a tendency for participants to attribute greater personal responsibility for the overweight condition compared to other conditions. Taken together, the results provided little evidence for residual stigma associated with the overweight condition and dating preferences.