Through Kellogg’s relationship with the Department of Communication Studies, our doctoral students receive cross-training in the behavioral sciences and support for their experimental research.
Communication Studies explores the social, political and cultural functions of communication (verbal and nonverbal processes) as it occurs in diverse settings that range from interpersonal interaction to global media. Areas of study include persuasion, conflict management, decision making and social networks. Utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods, the department explores communication practices, media, institutions and arts as they shape agreement and dissent, competition and cooperation.
The department’s many research resources available to Kellogg doctoral students include the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research lab, which advances social network theories, methods and tools to better understand and meet the needs of diverse communities, and the Center on Media and Human Development, which conducts research in the field of human development and media.