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Faculty and Staff Profile

V. Skye Wingate

Assistant Professor

Office: 413 Strode Tower



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Educational Background

Ph.D. Communication
University of California, Davis 2020

MS General/Experimental Psychology
Morehead State University 2014

BA Psychology
University of Alabama 2008

Courses Taught

Interpersonal Communication
Digital Communication
Quantitative Research Methods
Health Communication
Health Communication and Communities

Research Publications

Wingate, V. S., & Palomares, N. A. (2021). The severity of bullying messages predicts increased levels of targets’ depression and general anxiety as a function of targets’ inferences of a bully’s goals. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Pan, W., Feng, B., Wingate, V. S., & Li, S. (2020). What to say when seeking support online: A comparison among different levels of self-disclosure. Frontiers in Psychology.

Palomares, N. A., & Wingate, V. S. (2020). Victims’ goal understanding, uncertainty reduction, and perceptions in cyberbullying: Theoretical evidence from three experiments. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Wingate, V. S., Feng, B., Kim, C., Pan, W. (2020). How self-disclosure in online support seeking may influence advice giving in online forums. Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Li, S., Feng, B., & Wingate, V. S. (2018). Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot: The role of a support seeker’s reply in online support provision. Communication Monographs.

Wingate, V. S., & Palomares, N. A. (2018). Gender Issues in Intergroup Communication. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Pan, W., Feng, B., & Wingate, V.S. (2018). What you say is what you get: How self-disclosure in support-seeking affects language use in support-provision in online support forums. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 37, 3-27.

Muscanell, N., Ewell, P. J., & Wingate, V. S. (2016). S/he posted that?! Perceptions of topic appropriateness and reactions to status updates on SNS. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 216-226.

Wingate, V. S., & Minney, J. A. (2016). Cyberbullying requires more than a virtual response: Suggestions for prevention. In M. Wright (Ed.), A social ecological approach to cyberbullying. Happauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Guadagno, R. E., & Wingate, V. S. (2014). Internet: Facebook and social media sites. In T.R. Levine & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wingate, V.S., Minney, J. A., & Guadagno, R. E. (2013). Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will always hurt you: A review of cyberbullying. Social Influence, 8, 2-3, 87-106.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Article of the Year Award (Palomares & Wingate, 2020, JCMC). Communication and Social Cognition Division, National Communication Association.

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