The list below gives the references of articles authored or co-authored by Webster Vienna Private University professors and published in peer-reviewed journals. Our faculty names are in bold.


Chen, M., Bell, R. A., & Taylor, L. D. (2017). Persuasive effects of point of view, protagonist competence, and similarity in a health narrative about type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 702-712.

Peña, J., & Chen, M. (2017). With great power comes great responsibility: Superhero primes and expansive poses influence prosocial behavior after a motion-controlled game task. Computers in Human Behavior, 76, 378-385.

Peña, J., & Chen, M. (2017). Playing with power: Power poses affect enjoyment, social presence, controller responsiveness, and arousal when playing natural motion controller games. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 428-435.

Löwstedt, A. & Mboti, N. (2017). Media Racism: Beyond Modernity and Postmodernity, in Power and Media: Ownership, Sponsorship, Censorship, edited by A. Löwstedt, M. Schwärzler-Brodesser, & B. E. Wiggins, Issue 1-2 of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Vol. 13, pp. 111-130

Wiggins, B.E. (2017). Navigating an immersive narratology: Fake news and the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. International Journal of E-Politics 8(3), 16-33. DOI: 10.4018/IJEP.2017070101

Wiggins, B.E. (2017). Digital dispatches from the 2016 US election: Popular culture, intertextuality and media power. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 13(1-2), 197-205.



Chen, M., Bell, R.A., & Taylor, L.A. (2016). Narrator point of view and persuasion in health narratives: The role of similarity, identification, and susceptibility. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 908-918.

Berger, C., Ya, H., & Chen, M. (2016). Story appraisal theory: From story kernel appraisal to implications and impact. Communication Research, 1, 1-30.

Wiggins, B.E. (2016). Crimea River: Directionality in memes from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. International Journal of Communication, 10(2016), 451-495.

Wiggins, B.E. (2016). An overview and study on the use of games, simulations, and gamification in higher education. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 6(1), 18-29. doi: 10.4018/IJGBL.2016010102



Chen, M., McGlone, M.S., Bell, R.A. (2015). Persuasive effects of linguistic agency assignments and point of view in narrative health messages about colon cancer. Journal of Health Communication, 20, 977-988.

Wiggins, B. E., & Bowers, G. B. (2015). Memes as genre: A structurational analysis of the memescape. New Media & Society, 17, 1886-1906. doi:10.1177/1461444814535194



Wiggins, B.E., & Simkowski, S. (2014). Convergence and divergence: Accommodating online cross-cultural communication styles. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 11(12), 51-60.

Wiggins, B.E. (2014, Sept. 22). How the Russia-Ukraine crisis became a magnet for memes. The Conversation.



Löwstedt, A., & Al-Wahid, S. (2013). Cultural diversity and the global regulation of new media technologies. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 9(2), 195-200.

Wiggins, B.E. (2013). Flexible coherence: Re-thinking e-learning design principles for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Contemporary Educational Technology, 4(1)¸30-49.



Wiggins, B.E. (2012). Toward a model of intercultural communication for simulations. Simulation & Gaming, 43(4), 550-572.



Löwstedt, A., & Madhoun, H. (2010). Wenn Fakten auf der Strecke bleiben: Die Rollen der Medien im Nahostkonflikt (‚When the Facts Don’t Make It: The Roles of the Media in the Middle East Conflict’). International: Die Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, 31(2), 36-38.

Wiggins, B.E. (2010). Logograms on the rise: Ubiquitous computer-mediated communication. Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal, 5(3), 1-4.

Wiggins, B.E. (2010). An exploratory study of virtual collaboration using Facebook. Journal of Communications Media Studies, 2(1), 122-135.

Leidman, M.B., & Wiggins, B.E. (2010). Developing a paradigm for describing diversity and multiculturalism in modern America. Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (1), 55-59.