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Associate Professor Craig Fowler

Associate Professor

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Craig has been working at Massey since 2012. Prior to joining Massey he spent 12 years in the United States where he earned a Ph.D at Penn State, and was a faculty member at California State University, Fresno. He was trained as a quantitative researcher, but still dabbles in more qualitative work.

He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Family Communication and Communication Quarterly, and is Vice-Chair of the Communication and Aging division of NCA (National Communication Association).

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 extn 43306
    Location: 3.28a, QB
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • Top paper award; Communication and Aging division - National Communication Association (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Communication and aging/intergenerational interaction

Family and interpersonal communication

Intergroup communication

Health Communication

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Communication Studies (200101): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3

Research Outputs

Journal

Gasiorek, J., & Fowler, C. (2020). Effects of “Environmental Chatter” about Age and Aging on Middle-Aged and Older Adults’ Communication and Perceptions of Aging Efficacy. Western Journal of Communication. 84(1), 98-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Gasiorek, J. (2020). Implications of metastereotypes for attitudes toward intergenerational contact. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 23(1), 48-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Gasiorek, J. (2019). Age Metastereotypes and the Content of Imagined Interage Conversations. Communication Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Gasiorek, J., Fowler, C., & Giles, H. (2019). Communication and successful aging: Testing alternative conceptualizations of uncertainty. Communication Monographs. 86(2), 229-250
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Rittenour, C. (2017). A Life-Span Approach to Children-In-Law’s Perceptions of Parent-In-Law Communication. Journal of Family Communication. 17(3), 254-272
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Gasiorek, J. (2017). Depressive symptoms, excessive reassurance seeking, and relationship maintenance. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 34(1), 91-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fisher, CL., Wolf, BM., Fowler, C., & Canzona, MR. (2017). Experiences of “openness” between mothers and daughters during breast cancer: implications for coping and healthy outcomes. Psycho-Oncology. 26(11), 1872-1880
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Gasiorek, J., & Afifi, W. (2018). Complex Considerations in Couples’ Financial Information Management: Extending the Theory of Motivated Information Management. Communication Research. 45(3), 365-393
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Gasiorek, J., & Fowler, C. (2016). Profiling Younger Adults’ Communication About Aging. Communication Studies. 67(2), 163-182
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Gasiorek, J., Fowler, C., & Giles, H. (2015). What Does Successful Aging Sound Like? Profiling Communication About Aging. Human Communication Research. 41(4), 577-602
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Gasiorek, J., & Giles, H. (2015). The Role of Communication in Aging Well: Introducing the Communicative Ecology Model of Successful Aging. Communication Monographs. 82(4), 431-457
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C. (2015). The Role of Shared Family Identity and Future Time Perspective in Shaping the Outcomes of Grandparents’ Positive and Negative Social Behaviors. Journal of Family Communication. 15(1), 20-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Pitts, MJ., Fowler, C., Fisher, CL., & Smith, SA. (2014). Politeness Strategies in Imagined Conversation Openers About Eldercare. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 33(1), 29-48
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Fisher, CL., & Pitts, MJ. (2014). Older Adults' Evaluations of Middle-Aged Children's Attempts to Initiate Discussion of Care Needs. Health Communication. 29(7), 717-727
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Soliz, J. (2013). Communicative responses to the painful self-disclosures of familial and non-familial older adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 77(3), 163-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Dillow, MR. (2011). Attachment dimensions and the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Communication Research Reports. 28(1), 16-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Afifi, WA. (2011). Applying the theory of motivated information management to adult children's discussions of caregiving with aging parents. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 28(4), 507-535
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Soliz, J. (2010). Responses of young adult grandchildren to grandparents' painful self-disclosures. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 29(1), 75-100
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Adame, B., Moore, SD., & Fowler, CA. (2009). An account for system influence in the analysis of patient satisfaction. Emporia State Research Studies. 45, 1-1
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C. (2009). Motives for sibling communication across the lifespan. Communication Quarterly. 57(1), 51-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Fisher, C. (2009). Attitudes toward decision making and aging, and preparation for future care needs. Health Communication. 24(7), 619-630 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/uhcm20/current
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Pitts, MJ., Fowler, C., Kaplan, MS., Nussbaum, J., & Becker, JC. (2009). Dialectical tensions underpinning family farm succession planning. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 37(1), 59-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Kaplan, MS., Nussbaum, JF., Becker, JC., Fowler, C., & Pitts, MJ. (2009). Communication barriers to family farm succession planning. Journal of Extension. 47(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C. (2008). Understanding communication and aging: Developing knowledge and awareness. Journal of Family Communication. , 233-236
[Book Review]Authored by: Fowler, C.

Book

Gasiorek, J., Fowler, CA., & Giles, H. (2016). Communication and successful aging. In JF. Nussbaum (Ed.) Communication across the lifespan. (pp. 35 - 50). : Peter Lang Publishing Inc
[Chapter]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Fisher, CL. (2014). Intergenerational family relationships. In The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication. (pp. 204 - 219).
[Chapter]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Soliz, J., & Fowler, CA. (2014). Sandwich relationships: Intergenerational communication. In JF. Nussbaum (Ed.) The handbook of lifespan communication. (pp. 293 - 310). New York: Peter Lang
[Chapter]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Nussbaum, J. (2007). Communicating with the aging patient. In K. Wright, & S. Moore (Eds.) Applied Health Communication. (pp. 159 - 178). Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Fowler, C.

Conference

Gasiorek, J., & Fowler, CA.Responses to Excessive Reassurance Seeking in Close Relationships. . Phildaelphia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, CA., & Gasiorek, J.Depressive symptoms, excessive reassurance seeking, and relational maintenance. . Las Vegas
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, CA., & Gasiorek, J.Profiling younger adults’ communication about aging. . Las Vegas
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, CA., Gasiorek, J., & Giles, H.Introducing the Communicative ecology model of successful aging. . Chicago, IL
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Gasiorek, J., Fowler, CA., & Giles, H.Communicative profiles of successfully aging middle-and old-aged adults. . Chicago, IL
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, CA., & Drioane, EA.Mechanisms linking parental communication to reduced sexual risk taking among young adults. . Washington D.C., United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, CA., Fisher, CL., & Pitts, MJ.Planting the seed: Parental evaluations of children's strategies for initiating discussion of future care needs. . London, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fisher, CL., Fowler, CA., Canzona, M., & Peterson, E.The utility of family communication patterns theory in cancer coping health interventions: Connecting mother-daughter openness with social, mental, and physical health outcomes. . Fairfax, VA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, CA., & Rittenour, C.Children’s positive/negative interactions with parents-in-law: Ingroup status as a mediator of in-law interactions and children-in-law’s perceptions of marital and in-law satisfaction. . Orlando, Florida
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Pitts, MJ., Smith, SA., Fowler, CA., & Fisher, CL.Politeness in adult children’s conversation openers with parents about later life health care. . Netherlands
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C.(2010). Applying the theory of motivated information management to adult children's decisions of caregiving with aging parents. . San Francisco, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Rittenour, C., & Soliz, J.(2010). Grandchildren's perceptions of intergenerational communication: An investigation of sex differences and similarities in grandparent-grandchild dyads. . San Francisco, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Dillow, M.Attachment Dimensions and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.. . Chicago, Il
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Dillow, M., & Kennedy-Lightsey, C.(2009). Love Styles and Communication in Romantic Relationships: Communication of Forgiveness, Relational Repair, and Termination Strategies After Transgressions. . Chicago, Il
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C.(2009). Responses of young adult grandchildren to grandparents’ painful self-disclosures. . Chicago, Il
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Pitts, M., Fowler, C., Kaplan, M., Nussbaum, J., & Becker, J.(2008). Dialectical tensions and praxis underpinning family farm succession planning. . Montreal, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Moore, S., Adame, B., Schulz, M., Stuber, D., Risch, K., . . . Hendricks, L.(2008). An account for system influence in the analysis of patient satisfaction.. . Denver, CO
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C.(2008). The impact of relational maintenance and equity on marriages of varying duration. . San Diego, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., Dillow, M., & Kennedy-Lightsey, C.Love Styles and Communication in Romantic Relationships: Maintenance, Trait and Episodic Willingness to Forgive, and Communication of Forgiveness.. . San Diego, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Nussbaum, JF.(2007). The effects of intergenerational solidarity and (conflict) styles on parent-child discussion of caregiving arrangements. . Seattle, WA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C., & Fisher, CL.(2007). The effects of attitudes of autonomy, paternalism, and attitudes about aging on parent-child discussions of caregiving. . Chicago, Il
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C.(2007). Interpersonal communication motives for sibling communication across the lifespan and their association with relational satisfaction. . Chicago, Il
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C.(2007). Family communication patterns, parental confirmation, and children's perceptions of their relationships with parents. . Chicago, Il
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.
Fowler, C.(2006). Predictors and evaluations of discussion of caregiving arrangements in later-life families.. . San Antonio, TX
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fowler, C.

Other

Fowler, C. (2007). Communicating with the Aging Patient. (pp. 159 - 178). Hampton Press
[Other]Authored by: Fowler, C.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

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