Selected Publications

Blackburn, K., Hontanosas, J., Nahas, K., Bajaj, K., Thompson, R., Monaco, A., Campos, Y., Tran, T., Obregon, S. & Wetchler, E. (accepted). Studying language in online food recipes to identify popular food patterns. Submission in press at First Monday.

Blackburn, K., Wang, W., Pedler, R., Thompson, R., & Gonzalez, D. (accepted). Exploring women’s psychological responses to miscarriages and abortions through their natural online conversations. Submission in press at Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Boyd, R. L., Blackburn, K. G., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2020). The narrative arc: Revealing core narrative structures through text analysis. Science Advances, 6(32), eaba2196.

Yilmaz, G., & Blackburn, K. G. (2020). How to ask for donations: A language perspective on online fundraising success. Atlantic Journal of Communication,

Brody, N., LeFebvre, L., & Blackburn, K. (2020). Holding on and letting go: Memory, nostalgia, and effects of virtual possession management practices on post-breakup adjustment. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships,

LeFebvre, L., Brody, N., & Blackburn, K. G. (2020). How concerns about former or future partners influence virtual possession management: Examining relational curation in the relational dissolution model. Communication Reports,

LeFebvre, L., Brody, N., & Blackburn, K. G. (2019). Account-Making following relationship dissolution: Exploring sex as a moderator in public and private breakup accounts. Discourse Processes, 57(3), 1-18.

Blackburn, K., Yilmaz, G., & Boyd, R. (2018). What’s cooking: Exploring how people communicate about food online, Appetite, 123(1), 390-401.

Olivarez, O., Hardie, R., & Blackburn, K. (2018). The language of romance: An open vocabulary analysis of the highest rated words used in romance novels. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 37(6), 1-12.

Barrett, A., Murphy, M., & Blackburn, K. (2017). “Playing Hooky”: Apprehension, impression management, and deception. Health Communication, 33(3), 326-337.

Brody, N., LeFebvre, L. & Blackburn, K. (2017). Post-dissolution surveillance on social networking sites. In N. Punyanunt and J. Wrench (Eds.), The impact of social media in modern romantic relationships. Rowan: Lexington.

Rhidenour, K., Barrett, A., & Blackburn, K. (2017). Heroes or health victims?: Exploring how the elite media frames Veterans on Veterans Day, Health Communication, 34(4), 371-382.

Brody, N., LeFebvre, L., & Blackburn, K. (2016). Social networking site behaviors across the relational lifespan: Measurement and association with relationship escalation and de-escalation. Social Media + Society, 2(4), 1-16.

Pennebaker, J.W., Boyd, R.L., Jordan, K., & Blackburn, K. (2015). The development and psychometric properties of LIWC2015. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.

LeFebvre, Luke., LeFebvre, Leah., Blackburn, K., & Boyd, R. (2015). Student estimates of public speaking competency: The meaning extraction helper and video self-evaluation. Communication Education, 64(3), 37-41.

Blackburn, K., Brody, N., & LeFebvre, L. (2014). The I’s, We’s and She/He’s of breakups: Public and private pronoun usage in relationship dissolution accounts. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33(2), 202-213.

LeFebvre, L., Blackburn, K., & Brody, N. (2014). Navigating romantic relationships on Facebook: Extending the relational dissolution model to account for social networking environments. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32(1), 78-98.

Blackburn, K., LeFebvre L., & Richardson, E. (2013). Technological task interruptions in the classroom. Florida Communication Journal, 41(2), 107-116.

Peña, J., & Blackburn, K. (2013). The priming effects of virtual environments on interpersonal perceptions and behaviors. Journal of Communication, 63(4), 703-720.

LeFebvre, L., & Blackburn, K. (2013). Choosing Emma’s ending: Exploring the intersection of small and big stories, antenarrative, and narrative. Narrative Inquiry, 22(2), 211-225.