Dr. Keren Tzur-Eyal

Sammy Ofer School of Communications Ph.D., The University of California, Santa Barbara

Academic Advisor to MA in Communications and New Media

  • Dr. Keren Eyal, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004
    Dr. Eyal earned a BA in communication and English language and literature from the University of Haifa, an MA in communication from Kent State University and a PhD in communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Her research focuses on media content and effects, with a focus on the media`s role in youth socialization.

  • The effects of television drama shows on emerging adults` sexual attitudes and moral judgments
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 52,  pp: 161-181, 2008.
     Eyal, K. and Kunkel, D..


    The portrayal of consequences of sexual intercourse on television: How, who, and with what consequences?
    Mass Communication & Society, 2008.
    (In press)
     Eyal, K. and Finnerty, K.


    Television, sexual content
    In Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media, J. J. Arnett  eds., pp: 756-758, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007.
    (Vol. 2)
     Eyal, K..


    Sexual socialization messages on television programs most popular among teens
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 51,  pp: 316-336, 2007.
     Eyal, K. and Kunkel, D. and Biely, E. and Finnerty, K..


    The portrayal of consequences of sexual intercourse on prime-time programming
    Communication Research Reports, Vol. 24,  pp: 225-233, 2007.
     Eyal, K. and Finnerty, K..


    Sexual socialization messages on entertainment television: Comparing content trends 1997-2002
    Media Psychology, Vol. 9,  pp: 595-622, 2007.
     Kunkel, D. and Farrar, K. M. and Eyal, K. and Biely, E. and Donnerstein, E..


    Aggressive political opinions and exposure to media violence
    Mass Communication & Society, Vol. 9,  pp: 399-428, 2006.
     Eyal, K. and Metzger, M. J. and Lingsweiler, R. W. and Mahood, C. and Yao, M..


    The role of shared schema in judging the degree of violence in media portrayals
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 50,  pp: 270-286, 2006.
     Riddle, K. and Eyal, K. and Mahood, C. and Potter, W. J..


    The role of shared schema in judging the degree of violence in media portrayals
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 50,  pp: 270-286, 2006.
     Riddle, K. and Eyal, K. and Mahood, C. and Potter, W. J..


    Sex on TV 4
    A biennial report to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005.
    (Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaider Family Foundation)
     Kunkel, D. and Eyal , K. and Biely, E. and Finnerty, K. and Donnerstein, E..


    Bringing the concept of credibility into the 21st century: Integrating perspectives on source, message, and media credibility in the contemporary media environment
    In Communication Yearbook 27, P. J. Kalbfleisch eds., pp: 293-335, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2003.
     Metzger, M. J. and Flanagin, A. J. and Eyal, K. and Lemus, D. R. and McCann, B. M..


    Sex on TV 3
    A biennial report to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 2003.
    (Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaider Family Foundation)
     Kunkel, D. and Biely, E. and Eyal , K. and Cope-Farrar, K. and Donnerstein, E. and Fandrich, R..



    Sex on TV 3
    A biennial report to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 2003.
    (Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaider Family Foundation)
     Kunkel, D. and Biely, E. and Eyal , K. and Cope-Farrar, K. and Donnerstein, E. and Fandrich, R..


    Viewer aggression and homophily, identification, and parasocial relationships with television characters
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 47,  pp: 77-98, 2003.
     Eyal, K. and Rubin, A. M..


    Sexual messages during prime-time programming
    Sexuality & Culture, Vol. 7,  pp: 7-37, 2003.
     Farrar, K. and Kunkel, D. and Biely, E. and Eyal, K. and Donnerstein, E..


    The videocassette recorder in the home media environment
    In Communication technology and society: Audience adoption and use, C. A. Lin & D. J. Atkin eds., pp: 329-349, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2002.
     Rubin, A. M. and Eyal, K.


    Review of book: Television and the American family (2nd ed.)
    Mass Communication & Society, Vol. 5,  pp: 232-234, 2002.
     Eyal, K. and Dailey, R..