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Eden, A., Daalmans, S., & Johnson, B. K. (in press). Morality predicts enjoyment but not appreciation of morally ambiguous characters. Media Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2016.1182030

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Eden, A., Johnson, B. K., & Hartmann, T. (in press). Entertainment as a creature comfort: Self-control and the selection of challenging media. Media Psychology.

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Johnson, B. K. (in press). Seeking and avoiding of media: Intergroup approaches. In H. Giles & J. Harwood (Eds.), Oxford encyclopedia of intergroup communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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Johnson, B. K., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (in press). (Don’t) tell me how it ends: Spoilers, enjoyment, and involvement in television and film. Media Psychology.

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Westerwick, A., Johnson, B. K., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (in press). Confirmation biases in selective exposure to political online information: Source bias versus content bias. Communication Monographs. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2016.1272761

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Woods, K., Slater, M. D., Cohen, J., Johnson, B. K., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (in press). The experience of narrative in the permanently online, permanently connected environment: Multitasking, self-expansion, and entertainment effects. In P. Vorderer, D. Hefner, L. Reinecke, & C. Klimmt (Ed.), Permanently online, permanently connected. New York, NY: Routledge.

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Johnson, B. K., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2017). Steer clear or get ready: How coping styles moderate the effect of informational utility. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 61(2), 332-350. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2017.1309408

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Johnson, B. K., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2017). When misery avoids company: Selective social comparisons to photographic online profiles. Human Communication Research, 43(1), 54-75. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12095

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Westerwick, A., Johnson, B. K., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2017). Change your ways: Fostering health attitudes toward change through selective exposure to online health messages. Health Communication, 32(5), 639-649. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1160319

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Johnson, B. K., Slater, M. D., Silver, N. A, & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2016). Entertainment and expanding boundaries of the self: Relief from the constraints of the everyday. Journal of Communication, 66(3), 386-408. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12228

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Ouwerkerk, J. W., & Johnson, B. K. (2016). Motives for online friending and following: The dark side of social network site connectionsSocial Media + Society, 2(July-September), 1-13. doi: 10.1177/2056305116664219

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Rosenbaum, J. E., & Johnson, B. K. (2016). Who’s afraid of spoilers? Need for cognition, need for affect, and narrative selection and enjoyment. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 5(3), 273-289. doi: 10.1037/ppm0000076 (preprint)

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Johnson, B. K., Ewoldsen, D. R., & Slater, M. D. (2015). Self-control depletion and narrative: Testing a prediction of the TEBOTS model. Media Psychology, 18(2), 196-220. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2014.978872 (preprint)

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Johnson, B. K., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (2015). Spoiler alert: Consequences of narrative spoilers for dimensions of enjoyment, appreciation, and transportation. Communication Research, 42(8), 1068-1088. doi: 10.1177/0093650214564051 (preprint)

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Johnson, B. K., & Van Der Heide, B. (2015). Can sharing affect liking? Online taste performances, feedback, and subsequent media preferences. Computers in Human Behavior, 46, 181-190. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.01.018 (preprint)

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Johnson, B. K., Vang, M. H., & Van Der Heide, B. (2015). Show me the goods: The warranting effect of user-generated photographs in online auctionsJournal of Media Psychology, 27(1), 3-10. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000126 (preprint)

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Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Johnson, B. K., Silver, N. A., & Westerwick, A. (2015). Science exemplars in the eye of the beholder: How exposure to online science information affects attitudes. Science Communication, 37(5), 575-601. doi: 10.1177/1075547015596367

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Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Johnson, B. K., & Westerwick, A. (2015). Confirmation bias in online searches: Impacts of selective exposure before an election on political attitude strength and shifts. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20(2), 171-187. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12105

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Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Mothes, C., Johnson, B. K., Westerwick, A., & Donsbach, W. (2015). Political online information searching before the 2013 German federal election: Confirmation bias, source credibility, and attitude impacts. Journal of Communication, 65(3), 489-511. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12154

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Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Westerwick, A., & Johnson, B. K. (2015). Selective exposure in the communication technology context. In Sundar, S. S. (Ed.), The handbook of psychology of communication technology (pp. 407-424). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Garrett, R. K., Dvir Gvirsman, S., Johnson, B. K., Tsfati, Y., Neo, R., & Dal, A. (2014). Implications of pro- and counter-attitudinal information exposure for affective polarization. Human Communication Research, 40(3), 309-332. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12028 (preprint)

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Johnson, B. K., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2014). Glancing up or down: Mood management and selective social comparisons on social networking sites. Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.09.009 (pre-print)

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Knobloch-Westerwick, S., & Johnson, B. K. (2014). Selective exposure for better or worse: Its mediating role for online news’ impact on political participation. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(2), 184-196. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12036

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Slater, M. D., Johnson, B. K., Cohen, J., Comello, M. L. G., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2014). Temporarily expanding the boundaries of the self: Motivations for entering the story world and implications for narrative effects. Journal of Communication, 64(3), 439-455. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12100

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Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Johnson, B. K., & Westerwick, A. (2013). To your health: Self-regulation of health behavior through selective exposure to online health messages. Journal of Communication, 63(5), 807-829. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12055

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McDonald, D. G., & Johnson, B. K. (2013). Is time money? Media expenditures in economic and technological turbulence. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(3). doi: 10.1080/08838151.2013.816705

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Rosenbaum, J. E., Johnson, B. K., Stepman, P. A., & Nuijten, K. C. M. (2013). “Looking the part” and “staying true”: Balancing impression management on Facebook. In C. Cunningham (Ed.), Social networking and impression management: Self-presentation in the digital age (pp. 35-59). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

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Van Der Heide, B., Johnson, B. K., & Vang, M. H. (2013). The effects of product photographs and reputation systems on consumer behavior and product cost on eBay. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(3), 570-576. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.11.002

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