CIS Welcomes Dr. Trisha Lin as Our Seminar Speaker

We are very pleased to have Trisha Lin as our seminar speaker.

Please join us on Jan 17 (Thu) at 4:30 pm. It is sure to be a thought provoking and interesting talk!

Topic: Smartphone communication in Asia: Antecedents of mobile dependency and impacts on young adults


Dr. Trisha Lin will share four survey studies to show her trajectory to develop the line of research on smartphone communication and dependency in Asia. Her first study in Singapore starts from comparing differences of young adults’ smartphone and nonsmartphone use in relation to mobile dependency symptoms. Next, she looked into the relationships between personal traits and mobile activities of smartphone and the dependency impacts on academic performance and perceived sociability. With international collaboration, Dr. Lin further conducted a cross-country survey to examine the relationship between screen addiction and media multitasking, as well as identified factors that mediate and moderate this relationship among American and Taiwan internet users. Concerning about smartphone communication in family, her recent research investigates the relationships of techno-psychological traits of emerging adults (nomophobia and phubbing) with affective benefit (presence-in-absence) and cost (unwanted obligation and threat to privacy) and their effects on family cohesion. Finally, Dr. Lin will wrap up the talk by briefly mentioning relevant smartphone studies with her doctoral students in China and Philippine.

Speaker Biography:

Trisha T.C. Lin (Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa) is the associate professor at the Department of Radio and Television, College of Communication, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Dr. Lin is also the associate researcher of Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research. In addition to a former broadcasting media professional, she previously worked as the assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests focus on examining emerging interactive digital media with two approaches: socio-technical system analysis and socio-psychological user study. She has published more than 50 new media related journal articles in the areas of mobile media and communication, new media convergence, digital journalism and health communication. In addition to Chinese Communication Association’s steering committee, Dr. Lin currently serves as the associate editor for Media Asia and Journal of Radio & Television Studies, and the editorial board member of Communication Research and Practice.