Ph.D. University of Washington, 2012
John Crowley is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the intersection of interpersonal and health communication in two primary ways.
First, he is interested in investigating the associations between communication and biology with an emphasis on understanding how people who are coping with difficult life experiences can communicate in ways that bring about positive changes at the psychological, physiological, and relational levels. He is currently investigating how a social support intervention can help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) individuals cope with the negative effects associated with hate speech. His future work in this area will investigate the impact of microaggressions on immune functioning and ways that relational communication can help to buffer those effects for Latino/a and Black adults.
Secondly, he is interested in understanding how people marshal social support to accomplish individual and relational-level goals. His work in this area has looked at the ways in which individuals actively attempt to influence the support of close social network members who are opposed to their romantic relationships. He has also investigated how individuals seek to either increase their romantic partner’s support or manage their nonsupport for their weight-related goals. His future work in this area will investigate how individuals in underserved communities marshal support to cope with the harmful effects of discrimination.
Crowley conducts much of his research within the Interaction Lab in the department of communication at the University of Washington.
Crowley, J. P., Denes, A., *Makos, S., & *Whitt, J. Expressive writing to cope with relational transgressions: Tests of a dual-process model of expressive writing and its effects on forgiveness communication and testosterone. Health Communication.
Crowley, J. P., Harvey Knowles, J. A., & Riggs, N. (2016). Message processes and their associations with adolescents’ executive function and reports of bullying. School Psychology International, 37, 32-50. doi: 10.1177/0143034315605574
Crowley, J. P. (2015). Marshaling social support. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley- Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118540190.wbeic200
Crowley, J. P. (2014). Expressive writing to cope with hate speech: Assessing psychobiological stress recovery and forgiveness promotion after benefit-finding and traumatic-disclosure writing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Queer victims of hate speech. Human Communication Research, 40, 238-261. doi:10.111/hcre.12020
Crowley, J. P., & Faw, M. H. (2014). Support marshaling for romantic relationships: Empirical validation of a typology. Personal Relationships, 21, 242-257. doi: 10.1111/pere.12029
Crowley, J. P. (2013). Attributes of highly contemptuous people. Western Journal of Communication, 77, 340-360. doi.10.1080/10570314.2012.740763
Crowley, J. P. (2012). Support marshaling for romantic relationships: Towards the development of a typology. Qualitative Communication Research, 1, 315-346