Dr. Lawrence A. Hosman

Dr. Lawrence A. Hosman

Professor

Lawrence.Hosman@usm.edu

601-266-4279

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa, Communication Studies

M.A., University of Iowa, Communication Studies

B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Communications.

 

Teaching

CMS 111—Public Speaking

CMS 311--Persuasion

CMS 330—Small Group Communication

CMS 412—Advanced Persuasion

CMS 430—Communication and Small Group Decision-Making

CMS 435—Legal Communication

CMS 600—Communication Theory and Research

CMS 715—Message Processes and Effects

CMS 722—Contemporary Theory and Research in Persuasion

CMS 730—Theory and Research in Small Group Communication

CMS 809—Experimental Methods in Communication Research

 

Research

Interests include language, persuasion/social influence, and interpersonal communication.  I am particularly interested in powerful and powerless speech and how message characteristics work in the persuasion process.

 

Selected Publications

Hosman, L. A. (forthcoming). Powerful and powerless language and their relationship to persuasion.  In A.K. Goodboy & K. Schultz (Eds.), Introduction to communication studies:  Translating communication scholarship into meaningful practice.  Dubuque, IA:  Kendall/Hunt.

Hosman, L. A., & Siltanen, S. A. (2011).  Hedges, tag questions, message processing, and persuasion.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30, 341-349.

Hosman, L. A.  (2008).  Style and persuasion.  In U. Fix, A. Gardt, & J. Knape (Eds.), Rhetoric and stylistics:  An international handbook of historical and systematic research (Vol. 1, pp. 1119-1129).  Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter.

Hosman, L. A., & Siltanen, S. A. (2006). Powerful and powerless language forms: Their consequences for impression formation, attributions of control of self and control of others, cognitive responses, and message memory. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 25, 33-46. 

Hosman, L. A., Huebner, T. M., & Siltanen, S. A.  (2002).  The impact of power-of-speech style, argument strength, and need for cognition on impression formation, cognitive responses, and persuasion.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 21, 361-379.

Hosman, L. A. (2002). Language and persuasion. In J. P. Dillard & M. Pfau (Eds.), The persuasion handbook: Theory and practice (pp. 371-390). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Parton, S. R., Siltanen, S. A., Hosman, L. A., & Langenderfer, J. (2002) Employment interview outcomes and speech style effects. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 21, 144-161.

 

Dr. Hosman’s webpage:  http//ocean.otr.usm.edu/~w305727/