David Markowitz

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3623
  • Office: 153 Franklin Blvd.
  • City: Eugene
  • Interests: language, deception, computer-mediated communication, media psychology
  • Website: Website

Biography

David Markowitz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. He uses language data from natural repositories to make inferences about people, such as what they are thinking, feeling, and experiencing psychologically. A large part of his research focuses on how deception affects language, including how fraudulent scientists write their research papers compared to genuine scientists. His work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesJournal of CommunicationCommunication Research, and the Journal of Language and Social Psychologyand covered by outlets including Vice, Business Insider, Forbes, and NPR. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his undergraduate and master's degrees from Cornell University.

For a full and updated list of publications, see his Google Scholar page and CV.

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Education

Ph.D. Communication, Stanford University, 2018

M.Sc. Communication, Cornell University, 2015

B.Sc.  Communication, Cornell University, 2010

 

Publications

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Markowitz, D. M., & Slovic, P. (2020). Social, psychological, and demographic characteristics of dehumanization toward immigrants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 9260-9269.

Markowitz, D. M., & Levine, T. R. (2020). It’s the situation and your disposition: A test of two honesty hypotheses. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Markowitz, D. M., & Slovic, P. (2020). Communicating imperatives requires psychological closeness but creates psychological distance. Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Markowitz, D. M. & Griffin, D. J. (2020). When context matters: How false, truthful, and genre-related communication styles are revealed in language. Psychology, Crime & Law, 26, 287-310.

Markowitz, D. M. (2019). Putting your best pet forward: Language patterns of persuasion in online pet advertisements. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Markowitz, D. M., Hancock, J. T., Bailenson, J. N, & Reeves, B. (2019). Psychological and physiological effects of applying self-control to the mobile phone. PLOS ONE, 14, e0224464.

Markowitz, D. M. (2019). What words are worth: National Science Foundation grant abstracts indicate award funding. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 38, 264-282.

Markowitz, D. M., Laha, R., Perone, B. P., Pea, R. D., & Bailenson, J. N. (2018). Immersive virtual reality field trips facilitate learning about climate change. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2364.

Markowitz, D. M. & Hancock, J. T. (2018). Deception in mobile dating conversations. Journal of Communication, 68, 547-569.

 

Research

I use computational approaches to gather and analyze language data, while also performing experiments to examine relationships between humans and technology. For an interactive way to understand my research and approaches, please use a tool that I have built: commPAIR.

Honors and Awards

2019 – Dean’s Research Grant, University of Oregon; awarded with Nicole Dahmen

2019 – Faculty Research Award, University of Oregon.

2018 – New Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Oregon.