Yu-Hao Lee

As people age, they can experience a sense of social isolation as their peer group begins to diminish and as their mobility and mental faculties begin to decline. To combat this isolation, maintaining social connectedness, or the relationship between a person and society, is key. Studies have shown that a…

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Posted: August 5, 2019

Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “Older Adults’ Digital Gameplay, Social Capital, Social Connectedness, and Civic Participation” published in Games Studies, Volume 19, Issue 1, May 2019. According to the study, “Results showed that older adults who played alone…

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Posted: July 9, 2019

Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “Training Law Enforcement Officers to Identify Reliable Deception Cues with a Serious Digital Game” published in the International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2019. Lee, and co-authors Claude Miller, Norah Dunbar, Mathew Jensen, and…

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Posted: June 28, 2019

People think that they make decisions based on rationally analyzed choices, but research shows that people frequently make decisions based on irrelevant information due to unconscious cognitive biases. How can people avoid relying on cognitive shortcuts that leave them vulnerable to making poor choices? New research suggests they might want…

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Posted: April 27, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Yu-Hao Lee was quoted in “A Petition Didn’t Make Trump Give Up His Tax Returns – But It Made Him Listen” published in Wired on Jan. 26. Online petitions can be an effective way to raise awareness about an…

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Posted: January 30, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Assistant Professor Yu-Hao Lee has been awarded one of only four grants from the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Emerging Scholars Program. Lee’s proposal, ““Feeling Right about the News: A Motivated Information Processing Examination of the Effects…

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Posted: January 6, 2017

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty have received a combined $16,000 in seed funding for new or extended research.  Dean Diane McFarlin awards seed funding annually to support research initiatives. Following are the winners and a summary of their research proposals. Dr. Huan Chen, assistant professor,…

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Posted: October 26, 2016

Assistant Professor of Telecommunication Yu-Hao Lee and colleagues from Oklahoma University and University of California-Santa Barbara, have been awarded $549,061 from National Science Foundation Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program. The two-year project will design and test a digital game to overcome reactance in training and teach professionals (especially law…

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Posted: August 20, 2015

Below is a list of conference papers by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty and students that were accepted and will be presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference May 21-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Other conference roles are also noted.) ICA is a leading…

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Posted: May 18, 2015

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has hired Yu-Hao Lee, an expert in emerging media, as an Assistant Professor of Telecommunication, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today. He will join the College’s faculty this fall. “Yu-Hao’s interests in media psychology, persuasion, social influence and online collaboration are vital…

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Posted: February 18, 2014