ICC Lab Director  

Dr. Rachel L. Bailey is an associate professor at Florida State University. Her research program seeks to explicate complex human interactions with and via media and is rooted in biological and evolutionary perspectives including embodied, situated cognition, and motivated cognition. She commonly uses this lens to investigate how media are influential in important social and health contexts, such as health perceptions, food choice, and substance use. Most recently, Dr. Bailey has begun investigating media influences in the context of perceptions of policing, violence, and social and racial justice.

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Doctor of Philosophy, Major: Mass Communication, Minor: Psychology 2014: Indiana University, 

Master of Arts, Strategic Communication, 2008: Missouri School of Journalism

Bachelor of Journalism, Strategic Communication, 2007: Missouri School of Journalism, 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2007: University of Missouri-Columbia

Teaching Interests

Graduate: Communication Theory, Media Processes & Effects, Media Psychology, Psychophysiological and Experimental Methods Undergraduate: Advertising Strategy, Media and Account Planning

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 
  • American Academy of Advertising