Publications – Journal Articles___________________________________________________

*Lead-author was a graduate student at the time the research was conducted.

  1. Jensen, J. D., Pokharel, M. Scherr, C. L., King, A. J., Brown, N., & Jones, C. (in press). Communicating uncertainty to the public: How amount and source of uncertainty impact fatalism, backlash, and overload. Risk Analysis.
  2. Guntzviller, L. M., Yale, R., & Jensen, J. D. (in press). Foreign language communication anxiety outside of a classroom: Scale validation and curvilinear relationship with foreign language use. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  3. Jensen, J. D., Liu, M., Carcioppolo, N., John, K. K., Krakow, M., & Sun, Y. (in press). Health information seeking and scanning among U.S. adults 50 – 75: Testing a key postulate of the information overload model. Health Informatics Journal.
  4. Guntzviller, L. M., King, A. J., Jensen, J. D., & Davis, L. A. (in press). Self-efficacy, health literacy, and nutrition and exercise behaviors in a low-income, Hispanic population. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  5. Jensen, J. D., Martins, N., Weaver, J., & Ratcliff, C. (in press). Educational TV consumption and children’s interest in leisure reading and writing: A test of the validated curriculum hypothesis. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
  6. Jensen, J. D., Holton, A. E., Krakow, M., Weaver, J., Donovan, E., & Tavtigian, S. (2016). Colorectal cancer prevention and intentions to use low-dose aspirin: A survey of 1,000 U.S. Adults 40 – 65. Cancer Epidemiology, 41, 99 – 105.
  7. Yale, R. N., Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., Sun, Y., & Liu, M. (2015). Examining first- and second-order factor structures for news credibility. Communication Methods and Measures, 9(3), 152-169.
  8. Jensen, J. D., Christy, K., Krakow, M., John, K., & Martins, N. (2015). Narrative transportability, leisure reading, and genre preference in children 9 – 13. Journal of Educational Research.
  9. King, A. J.,* Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., Krakow, M. M., & Sun, Y. (2015). Comparing theories of media learning: Cognitive mediation, information utility, and knowledge acquisition from cancer news. Mass Communication & Society, 18(6), 753-775.
  10. Jensen, J. D., Ratcliff, C., Weaver, J., Krakow, M., Payton, W., & Loewen, S. (2015). Explicating perceived barriers to mammography via the USCREEN project: Concerns about breast implants, faith violations, and perceived recommendations. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 154(1), 201-207.
  11. Chae, J.,* Lee, C-J., Jensen, J. D. (2015). Correlates of cancer information overload: Focusing on individual ability and motivation. Health Communication, 31(5), 626-234.
  12. Krakow, M.,* Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., Weaver, J., Liu, M., & Guntzviller, L. (2015). Psychosocial predictors of HPV vaccination intentions for unvaccinated college women: Religiosity, morality, promiscuity, and cancer worry. Women’s Health Issues, 25(2), 105-111.
  13. Hurley, R. J., Jensen, J. D., Weaver, A. J., & Dixon, T. (2015). Viewer ethnicity matters: Black crime in TV news and its impact on decisions regarding public policy. Journal of Social Issues, 70(1), 155-170.
  14. Jones, C. L., Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Brown, N. R., Christy, K., & Weaver, J. (2015). The health belief model as an explanatory framework in communication research: Exploring parallel, serial, and moderated mediationHealth Communication, 30, 566-576.
  15. King, A. J.,* Carcioppolo, N., Grossman, D., John, K. K., & Jensen, J. D. (2015). A randomised test of skin self-examination techniques: ABCDE, ugly duckling sign, and variations in visual image dose. Health Education Journal, 74(6), 732-742.
  16. Jensen, J. D., Yale, R. N., Carcioppolo, N., Krakow, M., John, K. K., & Weaver, J. (2014). Confirming the two factor model of dispositional cancer worry. Psycho-Oncology, 24(6), 732-735.
  17. Sarapin, S.,* Christy, K., Lareau, L., Krakow, M., & Jensen, J. D. (2014). Identifying admired models to increase emulation: Development of a multi-dimensional admiration scale (MAS). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 48(2), 95-108.
  18. Sun, Y., Jensen, J. D., Guntzviller, L. M., & Liu, M. (2014). Perceived message influence and Hispanic women: The disappearance of self-other perceptual bias. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36(3), 366-382.
  19. King, A. J.,* Jensen, J. D., Davis, L. A., & Carcioppolo, N. (2014). Perceived visual informativeness (PVI): Construct and scale development to assess visual health information in printed materials. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 1099-1115. [click here for the PVI scale]
  20. Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Brown, N., Jones, C., Christy, K., & Hurley, R. J. (2014). Public estimates of cancer frequency: Cancer incidence perceptions mirror distorted media depictions. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 609-624.
  21. Mobley, A., Maulding, M., & Jensen, J. D. (2014). Attitudes, beliefs and barriers related to milk consumption in older, low-income women. Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior,  46(6), 554-559.
  22. Niederdeppe, J., Lee, T., Robbins, R., Kim, H. K., Kresovich, A., Kirshenblat, D., Standridge, K., Clarke, C. E., Jensen, J. D., & Fowler, E. F. (2014). Content and effects of news stories about uncertain cancer causes and preventive behaviors. Health Communication, 29, 332-346.
  23. Bernat, J. K.,* & Jensen, J. D. (2014). Measuring dispositional cancer worry in China and Belgium: A cross-cultural validation. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 32, 189-206. [click here for the DCW scale]
  24. Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., King, A. J., Scherr, C. L., Jones, C. L., & Niederdeppe, J. (2014). The cancer information overload (CIO) scale: Establishing predictive and discriminant validity. Patient Education & Counseling, 94, 90-96. [click here for the CIO scale]
  25. Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., Carcioppolo, N., Krakow, M., Samadder, N. J., & Morgan, S. E. (2014). Comparing tailored and narrative worksite interventions at increasing colonoscopy adherence in adults 50 – 75: A randomized controlled trial. Social Science & Medicine, 104, 31-40. [click here for the Perceived Message Relevance scale]
  26. Jensen, J. D., Krakow, M., John, K. K., & Liu, M. (2013). Against conventional wisdom: When the public, the media, and medical practice collide. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(3), 1-7.
  27. King, A. J.,* Gehl, R. W., Grossman, D., & Jensen, J. D. (2013). Skin self-examinations and visual identification of atypical nevi: Comparing individual and crowdsourcing approaches. Cancer Epidemiology, 37, 979-984.
  28. Jensen, J. D., Scherr, C. L., Brown, N., Jones, C. L., & Christy, K. (2013). Public perception of cancer survival rankings. Health Education & Behavior, 40, 721-729.
  29. Martins, N., Weaver, A. J., Yeshua-Katz, D., Lewis, N., Tyree, N., & Jensen, J. D. (2013). A content analysis of print news coverage of media violence and aggression research. Journal of Communication, 63, 1070-1087.
  30. Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., & Carcioppolo, N. (2013). Driving toward a goal and the goal-gradient hypothesis: The impact of goal proximity on compliance rate, donation size, and fatigue. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1881-1895.
  31. Bodie, G. D.,* Collins, W. B., Jensen, J. D., Davis, L. A., Guntzviller, L. M., & King, A. J. (2013). The conceptualization and measurement of cognitive health sophistication. Journal of Health Communication, 18, 426-441.
  32. Carcioppolo, N.,* Jensen, J. D., Wilson, S. E., Collins, W. B., Carrion, M., & Linnemeier, G. (2013). Examining HPV threat-to-efficacy ratios in the extended parallel process model. Health Communication, 28, 20-28. (looking for the stimuli? Click here)
  33. Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., Carcioppolo, N., & Davis, L. A. (2012). Why are tailored messages more effective? A multiple mediation analysis of a breast cancer screening intervention. Journal of Communication, 62, 851-868. [click here for the Perceived Message Relevance scale]
  34. Jensen, J. D., & Hurley, R. J. (2012). Conflicting stories about public scientific controversies: Effects of news convergence and divergence on scientist’s credibility. Public Understanding of Science, 21, 659-704.
  35. Carcioppolo, N.,* & Jensen, J. D. (2012). Perceived historical drinking norms and current drinking behavior: Using the theory of normative social behavior as a framework for assessment. Health Communication, 27, 766-775.
  36. Teegarden, D., Lee, J., Adedokun, O., Childress, A., Parker, L. C., Burgess, W., & Jensen, J. D. (2011). Cancer prevention interdisciplinary education at Purdue University: Overview and preliminary results. Journal of Cancer Education, 26, 626-632.
  37. Jensen, J. D., Imboden, K., & Ivic, R. (2011). Sensation seeking and narrative transportation: High sensation seeking children’s interest in reading outside of school. Scientific Studies of Reading, 15, 541-558.
  38. Jensen, J. D., Bernat, J. K., Wilson, K., & Goonwardene, J. (2011). The delay hypothesis: The manifestation of media effects over time. Human Communication Research, 37, 509-528.
  39. Guntzviller, L. M.,* Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., & Davis, L. A. (2011). The foreign language anxiety in medical office scale (FLAMOS): Developing and validating a measurement tool for Spanish-speaking individuals. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 849-869. [click here for the FLAMOS scale]
  40. Jensen, J. D. (2011). Knowledge acquisition following exposure to cancer news articles: A test of the cognitive mediation model. Journal of Communication, 61, 514-534.
  41. Jensen, J. D., Carcioppolo, N., King, A. J., Bernat, J. K., Davis, L. A., Yale, R., & Smith, J. (2011). Including limitations in news coverage of cancer research: Effects of news hedging on fatalism, medical skepticism, patient trust, and backlash. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 486-503.
  42. Jensen, J. D., Weaver, A. J., Ivic, R., & Imboden, K. (2011). Developing a brief sensation seeking scale for children: Establishing concurrent validity with video game use and rule-breaking behavior. Media Psychology, 14, 71-95.  [click here for the BSSS-C scale]
  43. Tewksbury, D., Jensen, J. D., & Coe, K. (2011). Video news releases and the public: The impact of source labeling on the perceived credibility of television news. Journal of Communication, 61, 328-348.
  44. Weaver, A. J., Jensen, J. D., Martins, N., Hurley, R. J., & Wilson, B. J. (2011). Liking violence and action: An examination of gender differences in children’s processing of animated content. Media Psychology, 14, 49-70.
  45. Jensen, J. D., Bernat, J. K., Davis, L. A., & Yale, R. (2010). Dispositional cancer worry: Convergent, divergent, and predictive validity of existing scales. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28, 470-489. [click here for the DCW scale]
  46. Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., Davis, L. A., & Guntzviller, L. M. (2010). Utilization of Internet technology by low-income adults: The role of health literacy, health numeracy, and computer assistance. Journal of Aging & Health, 22, 804-826.
  47. Moriarty, C. M.,* Jensen, J. D., & Stryker, J. E. (2010). Frequently cited sources in cancer news coverage: A content analysis examining the relationship between cancer news content and source citation. Cancer Causes & Control, 21, 41-49.
  48. Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., Guntzviller, L. M., & Davis, L. A. (2010). Patient-provider communication and low-income adults: Age, race, literacy, and optimism predict communication satisfaction. Patient Education & Counseling, 79, 30-35.
  49. Jensen, J. D., Moriarty, C. M., Hurley, R. J., & Stryker, J. E. (2010). Making sense of cancer news coverage trends: A comparison of three comprehensive content analyses. Journal of Health Communication, 15, 136-151.
  50. O’Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2009). The relative persuasiveness of gain- and loss-framed messages for encouraging disease detection: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Communication, 59, 296-316.
  51. Jensen, J. D. (2008). Scientific uncertainty in news coverage of cancer research: Effects of hedging on scientists’ and journalists’ credibility. Human Communication Research, 34, 347-369.
  52. Stryker, J. E., Moriarty, C. M., & Jensen, J. D. (2008). Effects of newspaper coverage on public knowledge about cancer prevention. Health Communication, 23, 380-390.
  53. O’Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2008). Do loss-framed persuasive messages engender greater message processing than do gain-framed messages? A meta-analytic review. Communication Studies, 59, 51-67.
  54. Jensen, J. D., & Moriarty, C. M. (2008). Psychosocial correlates of skin self-examinations. Journal of American College Health, 56, 701-705.
  55. O’Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2007). The relative persuasiveness of gain-framed and loss-framed messages for encouraging disease prevention behaviors: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Health Communication, 12, 623-644.
  56. Jensen, R. E., & Jensen, J. D. (2007). Entertainment media and sexual health: A content analysis of sexual talk, behavior, and risks in a popular television series. Sex Roles, 56, 275-284.
  57. O’Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2006). The advantages of compliance or the disadvantages of noncompliance? A meta-analytic review of the relative persuasive effectiveness of gain-framed and loss-framed messages. Communication Yearbook, 30, 1-43.
  58. Jensen, J. D., & Hurley, R. J. (2005). Third-person effects and the environment: Social distance, social desirability, and presumed behavior. Journal of Communication, 55, 242-256.


Publications – Book Chapters____________________________________________________

  1. Jensen, J. D. (2012). Addressing health literacy in the design of health messages. In H. Cho (Ed.), Health communication message design: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 171-190). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  2. O’Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2011). The relative effectiveness of gain-framed and loss-framed persuasive appeals concerning obesity-related behaviors: Meta-analytic evidence and implications. In R. Batra, P. A. Keller, & V. J. Strecher (Eds.), Leveraging consumer psychology for effective health communications: The obesity challenge (pp. 171-185). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.