I specialize in interpersonal/family health communication. Specifically, I consider how individuals manage stressors (e.g., grief and loss, chronic illness) in the context of their relationships.
Basinger, E. D. (2017). Explicating the appraisal dimension of the communal coping model. Health Communication. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1300208
Basinger, E. D., & Knobloch, L. K. (2017). A grounded theory of online coping by parents of military service members. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0265407517694769
Brashers, D., Basinger, E. D., Rintamaki, L. S., Caughlin, J. P., & Para, M. F. (2017). Taking control: The efficacy and durability of a peer-led uncertainty management intervention for people recently diagnosed with HIV. Health Communication, 32, 11-21. doi:10.1080/10410236.2015.1089469
Kam, J. A., Basinger, E. D., & Abendschein, B. (2017). Do adolescent perceptions of their parents’ drinking alcohol undermine or enhance what their parents say about alcohol? The interaction between verbal and nonverbal messages about alcohol use. Communication Research, 44, 319-347. doi:10.1177/0093650214565922
Kam, J. A., Basinger, E. D., & Guntzviller, L. M. (2016). Communal coping among Spanish-speaking mother-child dyads engaging in language brokering: A latent class analysis. Communication Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0093650216684927
Caughlin, J. P., Basinger, E. D., & Sharabi, L. L. (2016). The connections between communication technologies and relational conflict: A multiple goals and communication interdependence perspective. In J. A. Samp (Ed.), Communicating interpersonal conflict in close relationships: Contexts, challenges, and opportunities (pp. 57-72). New York, NY: Routledge.
Knobloch, L. K., Basinger, E. D., Wehrman, E. C., Ebata, A. T., & McGlaughlin, P. (2016). Communication of military couples during deployment and reunion: Changes, challenges, benefits, and advice. Journal of Family Communication, 16, 160-179. doi:10.1080/15267431.2016.1146723
Basinger, E. D., Wehrman, E. C., & McAninch, K. G. (2016). Grief communication and privacy rules: Examining the communication of individuals bereaved by the death of a family member. Journal of Family Communication, 16, 285-302. doi:10.1080/15267431.2016.1182534
Basinger, E. D., & Wehrman, E. (2016). “They don’t get it, and I don’t want to try to explain it to them”: Perceptions of support messages for individuals bereaved by the death of a parent or sibling. In T. Socha (Series Ed.) & E. Gilchrist-Petty and S. D. Long (Vol. Ed.), Lifespan communication: Children, families and aging: Vol.: Contexts of the dark side of communication (pp. 13-23). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Caughlin, J. P., & Basinger, E. D. (2016). Measuring interpersonal communication. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Hoboken, NH: Wiley-Blackwell.
Kam, J. A., Figueroa-Caballero, A., & Basinger, E. D. (2016). Measuring alcohol-specific communication with friends: Conceptualizing and operationalizing communication as multidimensional. Health Communication, 31, 695-706. doi:10.1080/10410236.2014.992580
Kam, J. A., Krieger, J. L., Basinger, E. D., & Figueroa-Caballero, A. (2016). What do high school students say when they talk to their friends about substance use? Exploring the content of substance-use-specific communication with friends. Health Communication, 31, 522-535. doi:10.1080/10410236.2014.974132
Basinger, E., Wehrman, E., Delaney, A., & McAninch, K. (2015). A grounded theory of students' long distance coping with a family member's cancer diagnosis and treatment. Qualitative Health Research, 25, 1085-1098. doi:10.1177/1049732315576710
Caughlin, J. P., & Basinger, E. D. (Summer 2015). Completely open and honest communication: Is that really what we want? NCFR Report Magazine. Available from https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-report/focus/family-focus-effective-communication
Caughlin, J. P., & Basinger, E. D. (2014). Measuring social interaction. In P. J. Schultz and P. Cobley (Series Eds.) & C. Berger (Vol. Ed.), Handbooks of communication science: Vol 6: Interpersonal communication (pp. 103-126). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.
Basinger, E. (2013). Book review: Communication for families in crisis: Theories, research, strategies. Health Communication, 29, 321-322. doi:10.1080/10410236.2012.753675