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Nancy Cheever, Ph.D

Title: Associate Professor of Communications

Department: Communications

Office: SAC 1156
Phone Extension: x3817
Email Username: ncheever

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Publications

  • Cheever, N. (2010). Media Literacy Among 21st Century Kids. In Rewired: Understanding the Net Generation and How they Learn, L.D. Rosen (Ed). Palgrave.
  • Rosen, L. D., Change, J., Erwin, L., Carrier, L. M., & Cheever, N. A. (2009). The relationship between “texisms” and formal and informal writing among young adults. Communication Research, 37(3), 420-440.
  • Cheever, N. (2009). The uses and gratifications of viewing mixed martial arts. Journal of Sports Media, 4(1), 25-53.  
  • Carrier, L. M., Cheever, N. A., Rosen, L. D., Benitez, S., & Chang, J. (2009). Multitasking across generations: Multitasking choices and difficulty ratings in three generations of Americans. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 483-489.
  • Rosen, L., Cheever, N., Felt, J., & Cummings, C. (2008). The impact of emotionality and self-disclosure on online dating versus traditional dating. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 2124-2157.  
  • Rosen, L., Cheever, N., & Carrier, L. M. (2008). The Association of parenting style and child age with parental limit setting and adolescent MySpace behavior. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29(6), 459-471.  
  • Cheever, N. (2008, November). Monkey Around in Central America. San Diego Magazine, 60(13), 66.
  • Cheever, N. (2007). Combat sports and men: Assessing viewing patterns and levels of aggression, hypermasculinity and antisocial behavior among mixed martial arts fans. Submitted for publication to Media Psychology, September 2007 (pending)
  • Rosen, L., Cheever, N., & Carrier, L. M. (2007). The impact of parental attachment style, limit setting and monitoring on teen MySpace behavior, submitted for publication, September 2007. (pending)
  • Cheever, N. (2007, January 17). A mixed reaction to machismo. Letter to the editor. Los Angeles Times, A16.
  • Cheever, N. (2006, May). Meet Me in St. Louis. Romantic Homes Magazine, 19(5), 24-29.
  • Cheever, N. (2006, April). Eats Meets West. Romantic Homes Magazine, 19(4), 36-39.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, December). Holiday Treasure Trove. Romantic Homes Magazine, 18(12), 26-33.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, October). Labor of Love. Romantic Homes Magazine, 18(10), 36-44.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, September). A Taste of Old. Romantic Homes Magazine, 18(9), 24-30.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, June). Oh, Canada. San Diego Magazine, 57(8), 50-52.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, April). Tea and Tranquility. Romantic Homes Magazine, 18(4), 82-85.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, March). Remodeling Miracle. Romantic Homes Magazine, 18(3), 64-69.
  • Cheever, N. (2005, January). Nantucket Country Kitchen. Romantic Homes Magazine, 18(1), 36-44.
  • Cheever, N. (2004, October). Small Wonder. Romantic Homes Magazine, 17(10), 30-37.
  • Cheever, N. (2004, August). One and Only Mexico. San Diego Magazine, 56(10), 48-50.
  • Cheever, N. (2004, April). Mexican Treasures. Orange Coast Magazine, 30(4), 172-178.
  • Cheever, N. (2003, September). A Mother’s Fight. Orange Coast Magazine, 29(9), 96-101.
  • Cheever, N. (2003, August). Winning the College Acceptance Game. Orange Coast Magazine, 29(8), 106-111.
  • Cheever, N. (2003, July). Playing Favorites. Orange Coast Magazine, 29(7), 154-157.
  • Cheever, N. (2003, April). Malaysian Mystique. Orange Coast Magazine, 29(4), 74-79.


 

Selected Presentations

  • “Television’s contribution to single women’s social identity salience,” paper presented at the 2010 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 23, 2010, Cancun, Mexico.  
  • “Electronic media exposure to violence and aggression: Association with short- and long-term behaviors,” paper presented as part of the symposium, “Immersive Technologies, Virtual Presence and Behavior,” at the 2010 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 24, 2010, Cancun, Mexico (presenter and second author)  
  • “Combat sports and men: The uses and gratifications of viewing mixed martial arts,” published research presented at an invited panel at the 2010 Broadcast Education Association Conference, April 17, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
  • “Internet literacy among young people in the 21st Century,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2009 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 24, 2009, Portland, OR.  
  • “Assessing the credibility of Wikipedia and bloggers: Trust and use of unedited online material,” paper presented at the 2008 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 12, 2008, Irvine, CA.  
  • “Relational communication preferences across three generations,” paper presented as part of a symposium at the 2008 Western Psychological Association Conference, April 11, 2008, Irvine, CA.
  • “Fan Profile: Does viewing MMA contribute to hypermasculinity, aggression, and antisocial behavior?” Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November 3, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA
  • “Sexual Harassment on MySpace: Are predators lurking around every (virtual) corner?” presented at California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Faculty Forum, September 13, 2007.
  • “Boys’ night out: The uses and gratifications of viewing mixed martial arts,” presented at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 6, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.
  • “Sexual Harassment on MySpace: Are predators lurking around every (virtual) corner?” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver, Canada
  • “Single women’s use of online dating services,” delivered at the 2006 conference of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs
  • “Parenting children in a virtual world: How parental attachment influences teen online behavior,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver (second author).
  • “MySpace or Yours? Teen MySpace behavior and parental (mis)perceptions of those behaviors,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver (third author).
  • “Parental limit setting: Monitoring what your children are doing in cyberspace,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver (third author).
  • “The psychological impact of living life in a virtual world,” presented at a symposium at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Conference, May 3, 2007, Vancouver (third author).
  • “Group Leaning at CSUDH: Tips from the Trenches,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, Nov. 17, 2005 Presented an interactive learning plan to peers on using quotes and attribution in feature stories
  • “Are Young People Reading the Newspaper? A 25-Year Cohort Analysis,” presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, August 1999


 

Grants, Awards, and Honors

  • Travel grant: $500 from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cal State Dominguez Hills for presentation of research at the Western Psychological Association convention in Vancouver, Canada, May 2007.
  • Travel grant: $500 from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cal State Dominguez Hills for participation in seminars relating to professional development and scholarship of teaching at the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication convention in San Antonio, TX., August 2005.
  • Top Scholar, California State University, Fullerton, 1999
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, California State University, Fullerton, 1999
  • Outstanding Journalism Graduate, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1994
  • Second- and third-place awards for writing from the Orange County Fair’s Best Reporters Contest, 1996, 1997


 

In The News

  • Invited guest on “Weekend Morning News with Tom Jeffries,” WCKNW, Vancouver, Canada, May 4, 2008,7:30 a.m. Discussed my research on mixed martial arts.
  • Invited guest on “The Shawn Leslie Show,” WCKNW, Canada, April 27, 1008, 4:30 p.m. Discussed my research on mixed martial arts.
  • Quoted in “Have we returned to the days of 'Gladiators'?” by Melissa Leong, Canadian National Post newspaper, Friday, April 18, 2008
  • Quoted in “Talkin’ and textin’ about our generation” by Kyle Teese, The Californian newspaper, Nov. 8, 2007.
  • Quoted in “For fans, each fighter is a story worth sharing,” by Brian Murphy, The Pioneer Press, Nov. 19, 2007.  
  • Featured subject of “Is MMA safer than boxing?” by Chris Graham, the Sport Dominion, October 5, 2007.
  • Featured subject of “Combat Culture: CSUDH Prof Studies the Men Who Watch Violent Fight Events,” by Paul Clinton, Daily Breeze Newspaper, A1, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.  
  •  Featured subject of “Mixed Fighting Gains Appeal” by Paul Clinton, Press Telegram, A3, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007  
  • Subject of “MySpace Study Reveals Correlation Between Parenting Styles and Teen Use of Website,” by Joanie Harmon, Dateline Dominguez Hills, June 14, 2007    
  • Featured subject of “Nancy Cheever: Communications Professor Researches Mixed Martial Arts Phenomenon,” by Joanie Harmon, Dateline Dominguez Hills, March 13, 2007  
  • Featured subject of “Allure of Martial Arts Explored,” by Karen Aragon, The Bulletin, March 7, 2007   Quoted in “A romance four years in the making,” Annapolis Capital Newspaper, Feb. 14, 2007.  
  • Subject of “Study Reveals New Battle of the Sexes,” by Joanie Harmon, Dominguez Dateline, 2006  
  • In-studio guest on the television news program “Real Orange” (KOCE), January 2001   In-studio guest on the radio program “Let’s Talk Business…And More” with Gloria Zigner, KUCI (University of California, Irvine), January 2001  
  • In-studio guest on the radio program “Here and Now” with Bruce Cook, KOGO (San Diego), August 1, 1999


 

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