Close Relationships Interest Group

Jeffrey A. Hall

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Communication Studies
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 4B
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard, Room 102
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574



Ph.D., Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

M.A., Communication, Wake Forest University

B.A., English Literature , University of Southern California

Teaching Interests

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Quantitative Behavioral Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Quantitative Behavioral Research Methods

Selected Publications

Hall, J. (2017). Humor in romantic relationships: A meta-analysis. Personal Relationships, 24(2), 306-322. DOI:10.1111/pere.12183

Hall, J. A., & Compton, B. L. (2017). Pre- and post-interaction physical attractiveness ratings and experience-based impressions. Communication Studies, 68(3), 260-277. DOI:10.1080/10510974.2017.1317281

Hall, J. A., & Davis, A. C. (2017). Proposing the Communicate Bond Belong Theory: Evolutionary intersections with episodic interpersonal communication. Communication Theory , 27(1), 21-47. DOI:10.111/comt/12106

Hall, J. (2017). The experience of mobile entrapment in daily life. Journal of Media Psychology, Special issue August. DOI:10.1027/1864-1105/a000228

Hall, J. (2017). The regulation of social interaction in everyday life: A replication and extension of O’Connor and Rosenblood (1996). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34(5), 699-716. DOI:10.1177/0265407516654580

Hall, J. A. (2016). Interpreting social-sexual communication: Relational framing theory and social-sexual communication, attraction, and intent . Human Communication Research, 42, 138-164. DOI:10.1111/hcre.12071

Hall, J. A., Berger, C. R., & Roloff, M. E. (2016). Same-sex friendships. International encyclopedia of interpersonal communication. . Malden, MA: Sage.

Pennington, N. Hall, J. A., & Hutchison, A. (2016). To tweet or not to tweet: Explaining fan-celebrity interaction on Twitter. Iowa Journal of Communication, 48(1), 55-75.

Hall, J. A., Xing, C. & Brooks, S. (2015). Accurately judging flirting: The effects of observer gender, target gender, and flirting base rate. Communication Research, 42, 939-958. DOI:10.1177/0093650214534972

Xing, C. & Hall, J. A. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis and measurement invariance testing with ordinal data: An application in revising the flirting styles inventory. Communication Methods and Measures, 9(3), 123-151. DOI:10.1080/19312458.20151061615

Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. A., Hall, J. A., & Wright, J. D. (2015). Friendship during childhood and cultural variations. International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences 9(2nd), 442-447. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Hall, J. A. (2015). Sexual selection and humor in courtship: A case for warmth and extraversion . Evolutionary Psychology, 13, 1-13. DOI:10.1177/1474704915598918

Hall, J. A., & Xing, C. (2015). The verbal and nonverbal correlates of the five flirting styles. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 39, 41-68. DOI:10.1007/s10919-014-0199-8

Pennington, N. & Hall, J. A. (2014). An analysis of humor orientation on Facebook: A lens model approach. Humor, 27(1), 1-21. DOI:10.1515/humor-2013-0053

Hall, J. (2014). Applying the ideal standards model to unmet expectations and satisfaction in friendship. Studies in Communication Sciences, 14, 20-28. DOI:10.1016/j.scoms.2014.03.008

Hall, J. A. (2014). First comes the social network, then comes marriage? Characteristics of Americans married 2005-2012 who met through social networking sites. Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking, 17, 322-326. DOI:10.1089/cyber.2013.0408

Hall, J. A., Pennington, N. & Lueders, A. (2014). Impression creation and formation on Facebook: A lens model approach. New Media and Society, 16, 958-982. DOI:10.1177/1461444813495166

Lueders, A. Hall, J. A., Pennington, N. & Knutson, K. (2014). Nonverbal Decoding on Facebook: Applying the IPT-15 and the SSI to Personality Judgments. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 38, 413-427. DOI:10.1007/s10919-014-0195-z

Jung, B. Hall, J. A., Hong, R. Goh, T. Tan, N. & Ong, N. (2014). Payback: Effects of relationship and cultural norms on reciprocity in a hybrid trust-dictator game. Asian Journal of Psychology, 17, 160-172. DOI:10.1111/ajsp.12057

Hall, J. A., Baym, N. & Miltner, K. (2014). Put down that phone and talk to me: Understanding the roles of mobile phone norm adherence and similarity in relationships. Mobile Media & Communication, 2, 134-153. DOI:10.1177/2050157913517684

Watkins, J. & Hall, J. A. (2014). The association between nonverbal sensitivity and flirting detection accuracy. Communication Research Reports, 31, 348-356. DOI:10.1080/08824096.2014.963220.

Hall, J. A. (2013). Humor in long-term romantic relationships: The association of general humor styles and relationship-specific functions with relationship satisfaction. Western Journal of Communication, 77, 272-292. DOI:10.1080/10570314.2012.757796

Hall, J. A., & Pennington, N. (2013). Self-monitoring, honesty, and cue use on Facebook: The relationship with extraversion and conscientiousness. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 1556-1564. DOI:10.1016/j.chb.2013.01.001

Hall, J. A. (2013). The five flirting styles: Use the science of flirting to attract the love you really want, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: Harlequin Nonfiction.

Hall, J. A., & Baym, N. K. (2012). Calling and texting (too much): Mobile maintenance expectations, (over)dependence, entrapment, and friendship satisfaction. New Media & Society, 14, 315-330. DOI:10.1177/1461444811415047

Hall, J. A. (2012). Friendship standards: The dimensions of ideal expectations. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 884-907. DOI:10.1177/0265407512448274

Hall, J. A. (2011). Is it something I said? Sense of humor and partner embarrassment. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 383-405. DOI:10.1177/0265407510384422

Hall, J. A., Larson, K. A., & Watts, A. (2011). Satisfying friendship maintenance expectations: The role of friendship standards and biological sex. Human Communication Research, 37, 529-552. DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2958.2011.01411.x

Hall, J. A. (2011). Sex differences in friendship expectations: A meta-analysis. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 723-747. DOI:10.1177/0265407510386192

Hall, J. A., & Canterberry, M. (2011). Sexism and assertive courtship strategies. Sex Roles, 65, 840-854. DOI:10.1007/s11199-011-0045-y

Hall, J. A., Carter, S. Cody, M. J., & Albright, J. M. (2010). Individual differences in the communication of romantic interest: Development of the flirting styles inventory. Communication Quarterly, 58, 365-393. DOI:10.1080/01463373.2010.524874

Hall, J. A., & Sereno, K. (2010). Offensive jokes: How do they impact long-term relationships? Humor, 23, 351-373. DOI:10.1515/humr.2010.016

Hall, J. A., Park, N. Song, H. & Cody, M. J. (2010). Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality traits. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 117-135. DOI:10.1177/0265407509349633

Selected Presentations

Hall, J. A., Kearney, M. & Xing, C. . (05/01/2017 - 05/31/2017). Two tests of social displacement through social media use. International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA

Hall, J. A. (11/01/2016 - 11/30/2016). Humor in romantic relationships: A meta-analysis. National Communication Association Conference . Philadelphia, PA

Selected Awards & Honors

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
University of Kansas
2015 - 2016

Top Two Research Paper
National Communication Association, Human Communication and Technology Division

Early Career Award
National Communication Association, Interpersonal Division

Donn W. Parson Graduate Faculty Mentorship Award
Department of Communication Studies
2014 - 2015

Top Research Paper
National Communication Association, Interpersonal Division

Top Two Research Paper, Interpersonal Division
Central States Communication Association Conference, Kansas City, MO

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