Erik Nisbet is an Associate Professor at the Ohio State University's School of Communication and a CPD Faculty Fellow.
Erik's research interests focus on three substantive areas: a) media and international affairs, in terms of American-Islamic relations, b) media and comparative democratization, primarily in Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and c) and science & environmental communication. His research agenda centers around three sets of theoretical questions exploring a) how contextual and individual factors interact to influence communication and processes of opinion formation and b) the relationship between social identity and/or value orientations, processes of communication, and consequences for public opinion c) framing effects and individual differences. Erik employs a range of quantitative methodologies, including survey research, experimental designs, content analysis, and secondary data analysis.
Erik received his B.A. in Government and International Relations, and M.S. and Ph.D in Communication from Cornell University.
Nisbet, E.C., Hart, P.S., Myers, T., & Ellithorpe, M. (in press). Attitude change in competitive framing environments? Open/close-mindedness and framing effects about climate change. Journal of Communication.
Garret, R.K., Nisbet, E.C., Lynch, E. (in press) Undermining the corrective effects of media-based political fact checking? The role of contextual cues and naïve theory. Journal of Communication.
Nisbet, E.C. & Stoycheff, E. (in press). Let the people speak: a multi-level model of supply and demand for press freedom. Communication Research. doi: 10.1177/0093650211429117
Hart, P.S. & Nisbet, E.C. (2012). Boomerang effects in science communication: How motivated reasoning and identity cues amplify opinion polarization about climate mitigation policies. Communication Research., 39(6), 701-723 doi: 10.1177/0093650211416646
Nisbet, E.C., Stoycheff, E., & Pearce, K. E., (2012). Internet use and democratic demands: A multi-national, multi-level model of internet use and citizen attitudes about democracy. Journal of Communication. 62(1), 249-262 doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01627.x
Fahmy, S., Wanta, W., & Nisbet, E.C. (2012). Mediated public diplomacy: satellite TV news in the Arab world and perception effects. International Communication Gazette, 74, 8 728-749 doi: 10.1177/1748048512459144
Nisbet, E.C. & Myers, T. (2011). Anti-American Attitudes as a media effect? Arab media, political identity, and public opinion in the Middle East. Communication Research. 38(5), 684-709 doi: 10.1177/009365021140564