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Journal Articles (Peer-Reviewed)


J47. Xu, S., & Wang, Z. (in press). Multiple selves and multitasking: A dynamic longitudinal study. Communication Research.  Online first:


J46. Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. (in press). Beliefs, actions, and rationality in strategical decisions. Topics in Cognitive Science.


J45. Busemeyer, J., Zhang, Q., Balakrishnan, S.N., & Wang, Z. (2020). Application of quantum—Markov open system models to human cognition and decision. Entropy, 22, 990.


J44. Atmanspacher, H., Basieva, I., Busemeyer, J., Khrennikov, A., Pothos, E., Shiffrin, R., & Wang, Z. (2020). What are the appropriate axioms of rationality for reasoning under uncertainty with resource-constrained systems? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, E2. doi:10.1017/S0140525X19001535


J43. Xu, S., Wang, Z. & a Woods, K. (2019). Multitasking and dual motivational systems: A dynamic longitudinal study. Human Communication Research. Online first. doi:10.1093/hcr/hqz009


J42. Busemeyer, J. R. & Wang, Z. (2019). Hilbert space multidimensional modeling of continuous variables. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 377, 20190142.

J41. Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2019). Primer on quantum cognition. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 22, e53. Doi:10.1017/sjp.2019.51

J40. Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2018). Hilbert space multi-dimensional modeling. Psychological Review, 125, 572-591. doi:

J39. Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2018). Data fusion using Hilbert space multi-dimensional models. Theoretical Computer Science, 752, 41-55. doi:


J38. Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2017). Is there a problem with quantum models of psychological measurements? PLoS ONE, 12, e0187733.


J37. Banjo, O., Wang, Z., Appiah, O., a Brown, C., a Walther-Martin, W., a Tchernev, J., a Hedstrom, A., & a Irwin, M. (2017). Experiencing racial humor with out-groups: A psychophysiological examination of co-viewing effects. Media Psychology, 20, 607-631.  


J36. a Anderegg, C., a Alade, S., Ewoldsen, D., & Wang, Z. (2017). Comprehension models of audiovisual discourse processing. Human Communication Research, 43, 344-362. doi:10.1111/hcre.12107


J35. Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2016). Interference effects of categorization on decision making. Cognition, 150, 133-149.


J34. a Xu, S., Wang, Z., & David, P. (2016). Media multitasking and well-being of university students.  Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 242-250.


J33. Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2015).  Reintroducing the concept of complementarity into psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, Article 1822.


J32. Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2015).  Comparing quantum versus Markov random walk models of judgments measured by rating scales. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 374, 20150098.


J31. Brainerd, C. J., Wang, Z., Reyna, V. F., & a Nakamura, K. (2015). Episodic memory does not add up: Verbatim-gist superposition predicts violations of the additive law of probability. Journal of Memory and Language, 84, 224-245.


J30. Bruza, P. D., Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2015). Quantum cognition: A new theoretical approach to psychology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(7), 383-393. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2015.05.001


J29. Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2015). What is quantum cognition, and how is it applied to psychology? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(3), 163-169. doi: 10.1177/0963721414568663


J28. Banjo, O., Appiah, O., Wang, Z., a Brown, C., & a Walther, W. (2015). Co-viewing effects of ethnic-oriented programming: An examination of in-group bias and racial comedy exposure. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(3), 662-680. doi: 10.1177/1077699015581804


J27. Wang, Z., a Vang, M. H., a Lookadoo, K. L., a Tchernev, J., & a Cooper, C. (2015). Engaging high-sensation seekers: The dynamic interplay of sensation seeking, message visual-auditory complexity and arousing content.  Journal of Communication, 65, 101-124.  doi:10.1111/jcom.12136


J26. Busemeyer, J. R., Wang, Z., Pothos, E. M. & Trueblood, J. S. (2015). The conjunction fallacy, confirmation, and quantum theory: Comment on Tentori, Crupi & Russo (2013). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 236-243. doi:


J25. Wang, Z., a Irwin, M., a Cooper, C., & a Srivastava, J. (2015). Multi-dimensions of media multitasking and adaptive media selection. Human Communication Research, 41, 102-127. doi:10.1111/hcre.12042


J24. Busemeyer, J. R., Wang, Z., & Shiffrin, R. (2015). Bayesian comparison of a quantum versus a traditional model of human decision making. Decision, 2, 1-12.


J23. Wang, Z., a Solloway, T., Shiffrin, R. M., & Busemeyer, J. (2014). Context effects produced by question orders reveal quantum nature of human judgments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(26), 9431-9436. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407756111



J22. Wang, Z. (2014). Bridging media processing and selective exposure: A dynamic motivational model of media choices and choice response time. Communication Research, 41(8), 1064-1087. doi: 10.1177/0093650214534963


J21. Busemeyer, J. R., Wang, Z., Khrennikov, A., & Basieva, I.(2014). Applying quantum principles to psychology. Physica Scripta, T163, 014007.


J20. Busemeyer, J. R., & Wang, Z. (2014). Quantum cognition: Key issues and discussion. Topics in Cognitive Science, 6, 1-4.


J19. Wang, Z., a Morey, A. C., & a Srivastava, J. (2014). Motivated selective attention during political ad processing: The dynamic interplay between emotional ad content and candidate evaluation. Communication Research, 41, 119-156. doi: 10.1177/0093650212441793


J18. Wang, Z.,  Busemeyer, J. R., Atmanspacher, H., & Pothos, E. M. (2013). The potential of using quantum theory to build models of cognition. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5, 672-688. doi: 10.1111/tops.12043


J17. Wang, Z., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2013). A quantum question order model supported by empirical tests of an a priori and precise prediction. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5, 689-710. doi: 10.1111/tops.12040


J16. Brainerd, C., Wang, Z., & Reyna, V. (2013). Superposition of episodic memories:  Overdistribution and quantum models. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5, 773-799. doi: 10.1111/tops.12039


J15. Lang, A., Sanders-Jackson, A., Wang, Z., & Rebenking, B. (2013). Motivated message processing: How motivational activation influences resource allocation, encoding, and storage of TV messages. Motivation and Emotion, 37, 508-517.doi: 10.1007/s11031-012-9329-y


J14. Wang, Z., a Solloway, T., a Tchernev, J., & a Barker, B. (2012). Dynamic motivational processing of anti-marijuana messages: Coactivation begets attention. Human Communication Research, 38, 485-509.


J13. Wang, Z., a Tchernev, J., & a Solloway, T. (2012). A dynamic longitudinal examination of social media use, needs, and gratifications among college students. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1829-1839. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.05.001


J12. Wang, Z., & a Tchernev, J. (2012). The “myth” of media multitasking: Reciprocal dynamics of media multitasking, personal needs, and gratifications. Journal of Communication, 62, 493-513. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01641.x 


J11. Wang, Z., David, P., a Srivastava, J., Powers, S. R., a D’Ángelo, J., a Brady, C., & a Moreland, J. (2012). Behavioral performance and visual attention in communication multitasking: A comparison between instant messaging and online voice chat. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 968-975. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.12.018


J10. Wang, Z., & Lang, A. (2012). Reconceptualizing excitation transfer as motivational activation changes and a test of the television program context effects. Media Psychology, 15, 68-92. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2011.649604


J9. Wang, Z., Lang, A, & Busemeyer, J. R. (2011). Motivational processing and choice behavior during television viewing: An integrative dynamic approach. Journal of Communication, 61, 71-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2010.01527.x 


J8. Wang, Z., & Gantz, W. (2010). Health content in local television news: A current appraisal. Health Communication, 25, 230–237. doi: 10.1080/10410231003698903


J7. Busemeyer, J., Wang, Z., & Lampert-Mogiliansky, A. L. (2009). Empirical comparison of Markov and quantum models of decision making. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53, 423-433. doi: 10.1016/ [Most Cited Article in the Past Five Years, JMP]


J6. Gantz, W., & Wang, Z. (2009). Coverage of cancer in local television news. Journal of Cancer Education, 24, 65-72. doi:10.1080/08858190802664727


J5.Wang, Z., & Gantz, W. (2007). Health content in local television news. Health Communication, 21, 213-221. doi: 10.1080/10410230701307527


J4. Lang, A., Park, B. H., Sanders, A., Wilson, B., & Wang, Z. (2007). Cognition and emotion in TV message processing: How valence, arousing content, structural complexity, and information density affect the availability of cognitive resources. Media Psychology, 10, 317-338. doi: 10.1080/15213260701532880


J3. Busemeyer, J. R., Wang, Z., & Townsend, J. T. (2006). Quantum dynamics of human decision-making. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 50, 220-241. doi: 10.1016/ [Most Cited Article in the Past Five Years, JMP]

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J2. Gantz, W., Wang, Z., Paul, B, & Potter, R.F. (2006). Sports versus all comers: Comparing TV sports fans with fans of other programming genres. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 50, 95-118. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem5001_6 


J1. Lang, A., Shin, M., Bradley, S.D., Wang, Z., Lee, S., & Potter, D. (2005). Wait! Don’t turn that dial! More excitement to come! The effects of story length and production pacing in local television news on channel changing behavior and information processing in a free choice environment. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49, 3-22. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4901_2

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