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Our focus publication for this month (randomly selected) by an IALSP member is: Bull, P.& Miskinis, K. (2015) Whipping it up! An analysis of audience responses to political rhetoric in speeches from the 2012 American presidential elections. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34.

ABSTRACT: In the context of Hofstede’s distinction between collectivist and individualist societies, an analysis was conducted of rhetorical devices utilized to invite affiliative audience responses in 11 speeches delivered by the two principal candidates in the 2012 American presidential election (Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney). Results were compared with preexisting data on Japanese and British political speeches. Whereas Anglo American politicians principally utilized implicit rhetorical devices, the Japanese principally utilized explicit devices. Whereas individualized audience responses (isolated applause and individual remarks) occurred throughout the American speeches, Japanese audiences invariably responded together. Collective audience responses also occurred in the American speeches, but showed a greater diversity than those for the British or Japanese, with chanting and booing, as well as cheering, applause, and laughter. In the American speeches, a significant positive correlation was found between affiliative response rate and electoral success; this is the first study to demonstrate such a significant relationship.

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As part of an effort to promote the research conducted by IALSP members, this is the first of a regular set of posts highlighting member publications. Here, you can download a list of research by IALSP members that was published between January and March of 2015.

IALSP Member Publications January – March 2015

We are also starting a “Focus Publication” of the month feature, in which we showcase a recent publication by an IALSP member each month. This article will be randomly chosen from our list of member publications.

For April 2015, our focus publication is: Calleja, M., Montiel, C. J., Baquiano, M. (in press). Humor in power-differentiated intergroup wage negotiation. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology.

Abstract: This research examined the role of humour in power-differentiated wage bargaining conversations. We collected transcripts of wage bargaining between the local labour union and management negotiators of a multinational beverage company operating in the Philippines. Through conversation analysis, we determined how both parties utilised humor to challenge or maintain power relations even as both labour and management worked towards a wage bargaining agreement. Findings show that humour was used to maintain intergroup harmony, subvert authority and control the negotiation. Our findings may be useful for labour organisations and multinational corporations that operate in Southeast Asian countries with historically tumultuous labour relations such as the Philippines. 

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Associate Professor in Public Relations


Professor in Public Relations

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University of Newcastle (Australia)


The University of Newcastle aspires to be a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement.Through engagement with partners, the University will deliver world class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.


School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen, the University of Newcastle is delivering on its ambitious NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013–2015, the University’s response to a radically changing global higher education landscape. As we continue to drive world-class education, research and innovation outcomes, the University is recruiting outstanding talent to join our team.

An opportunity exists for an outstanding individual to provide vision and leadership for the psychology division. The successful candidate will promote and foster a collaborative, dynamic, productive and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, publication outputs, and research higher degree graduates. The promotion of excellence in teaching and learning through appropriate curriculum development and delivery is also a key requirement of this role.

The successful candidate will show an outstanding record of research and scholarly activity, with evidence of strong academic leadership at a tertiary level. The successful candidate will provide vision and energy that inspires and motivates the School community to create a world-class University with an outstanding reputation in psychology.

The Professor of Cross-Cultural Psychology is an ongoing position. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

For further information and to apply for this role, please contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly Managing Director, Principal Consultant, De Sailly Consulting by phone +61 414 574 945 or email  Application closing date: 6th February 2015.

The University of Newcastle values equity and diversity.

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The Department of Communication at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to start in Fall, 2015. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Communication (ABD candidates will be considered), and employ a social scientific approach to research that focuses on topics related to health communication or communication and technology. We are particularly interested in outstanding candidates who complement the interests of existing faculty members in areas such as interpersonal communication, media, political communication, small group communication, intergroup communication, or social influence. Evidence of a strong research program and record of teaching excellence are desired. Candidates with a record or potential for obtaining external research funding are preferred. Candidates should be enthusiastic about advising graduate students.
The department is committed to empirical, social-scientific research on communication processes, either basic or applied, that makes original and substantively important contributions. The department is regularly ranked among the top communication research programs in the country. More information about the department can be found at: For more information about the University of Arizona and the city of Tucson, visit:
We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V.

Online application is required: apply online at:
Job #: 56550
Necessary materials: CV, letter of interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation and any other materials that cannot be submitted online should be mailed to:
Ms. Tina Mendoza
University of Arizona
Department of Communication
PO Box 210025
1103 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
For additional information about the position or search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Steve Rains at: