Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Becker, A.B. (forthcoming). What's in an interview? The impact of exposure to political comedy and cable news on information recall and anticipated political expression. International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
Becker, A.B., & Haller, B.A. (forthcoming). When political comedy turns personal: Humor types, audience evaluations, and attitudes. Howard Journal of Communication.
Becker, A.B. (2013). Star power? Advocacy, receptivity, and viewpoints on celebrity involvement in issue politics. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 21(1), 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15456870.2013.743310
Becker, A.B. (2012). Comedy types and political campaigns: The differential influence of other-directed hostile humor and self-ridicule on candidate evaluations. Mass Communication & Society, 15(6), 791-812. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2011.628431
Becker, A.B. (2012). Determinants of public support for same-sex marriage: Generational cohorts, social contact, and shifting attitudes. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 24(4), 524-533. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/EDS002
Becker, A.B. (2012). Engaging celebrity? Measuring the impact of issue advocacy messages on situational involvement, complacency, and apathy. Celebrity Studies, (3)2, 213-231. doi: 10.1080/19392397.2012.679462.
Becker, A.B. (2012). What’s marriage (and family) got to do with it? Support for same-sex marriage, legal unions, and gay and lesbian couples raising children. Social Science Quarterly, 93(4), 1007-1029. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00844.x
Becker, A.B. (2011). Political humor as democratic relief? The effects of exposure to comedy and straight news on trust and efficacy. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 19(5), 235-250. doi: 10.1080/15456870.2011.622191
Xenos, M.A., Becker, A.B., Anderson, A.A., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D.A. (2011). Stimulating upstream engagement: An experimental study of nanotechnology information-seeking. Social Science Quarterly, 92(5), 1191-1214. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00814.x
Becker, A.B., & Scheufele, D.A. (2011). New voters, new outlook? Predispositions, social networks, and the changing politics of gay civil rights. Social Science Quarterly, 92(2), 324-345. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2011.00771.x.
Ho, S.S., Binder, A.R., Becker, A.B., Moy, P., Scheufele, D.A., Brossard, D., & Gunther, A.C. (2011). The role of perceptions of media bias in general and issue-specific political participation. Mass Communication & Society, 14(3), 343-374. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2010.491933.
Becker, A.B., Dalrymple, K.E., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D.A., & Gunther, A.C. (2010). Getting citizens involved: How controversial policy debates stimulate issue participation during a political campaign. The International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 22(2),181-203.
Becker, A.B., Xenos, M.A., & Waisanen, D.J. (2010). Sizing up The Daily Show: Audience perceptions of political comedy programming. The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18(3), 144-157. doi: 10.1080/15456871003742112
Becker, A.B., & Scheufele, D.A. (2009). Moral politicking: Public attitudes toward gay marriage in an election context. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 14(2), 186-211.
Xenos, M.A., & Becker, A.B. (2009). Moments of Zen: Effects of The Daily Show on information seeking and political learning. Political Communication, 26(3), 317-332.
Becker, A.B., & Scheufele, D.A. (2008). Public perceptions of the use of steroid in sport: Contextualizing communication efforts. International Journal of Sports Communication, 1(4), 444-457.
Becker, A.B., & Scheufele, D.A. (forthcoming). Media effects on political behavior. In P.J. Schulz & P. Cobley (Eds)., Handbooks of Communication Science -- Political Communication. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Xenos, M.A., Moy, P., & Becker, A.B. (2011). Making sense of The Daily Show: Understanding the role of partisan heuristics in political comedy effects. In A. Amarasingam (Ed.), The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News (pp. 47-62). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Becker, A.B. (2010). Book Review: Sabrina McCormick Mobilizing Science: Movements, Participation, and the Remaking of Knowledge Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2009. 218 pp. ISBN 978-1-4399-0009-3. Science Communication, 32(4), 544-546. doi: 10.1177/1075547010390229.