Paulina Swiatkowski, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
    • Dissertation: Reality TV, Relational Aggression, And Romance: The Effects of Reality Show Viewing On Relational Aggression and Relational Quality in Romantic Relationships
  • M.A. in Communications, Research & Theory, California State University-Fullerton
    • Thesis: Net neutrality: Does Gen Y know and do they care
  • B.A. in Communications and Advertising, California State University-Fullerton

Selected Publications

  • Swiatkowski, P. (2016). Magazine influence on body dissatisfaction: Fashion vs. health?. Cogent Social Sciences, 2(1), 1250702.
  • Badger, T., Segrin, C., Swiatkowski, P., McNelis, M., Weihs, K., & Lopez, A. M. (2016). Why Latinas with breast cancer select specific supportive partners to participate with them in psychosocial interventions. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
  • Segrin, C., McNeilis, M. J., & Swiatkowski, P. (2016). Social skills, social support, and psychological distress: A test of the social skills deficit vulnerability model. Human Communication Research, 42, 122-137.
  • Segrin, C., McNeilis, M. J., & Swiatkowski, P. (2016). Social support indirectly predicts problem drinking through reduced psychological distress. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, 608-615.
  • Segrin, C., Givertz, M., & Swiatkowski, P. (2014). Family of origin parenting and young adults’ psychosocial competencies. In K. Adamczyk & M. Wysota (Eds.), Functioning of Young Adults in a Changing World. (pp. 85-110). Krakow, Poland: LIBRON.
  • Segrin, C., Givertz, M., Swiatkowski, P. Montgomery, N. (2013). Overparenting is associated with child problems and a critical family environment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 470-479. doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9858-3

Selected Presentations

  • Segrin, C., McNeilis, M. J., & Swiatkowski, P. (2015, November). Social skills, social support, and psychological distress: A test of the social skills deficit vulnerability model. Paper to be presented at the 2015 National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Segrin, C., McNeilis, M. J., & Swiatkowski, P. (2015, November). Social support indirectly effects problem drinking through reduced psychological distress. Paper to be presented at the 2015 National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Swiatkowski, P. (2015, February). Magazine influence on body dissatisfaction: Fashion vs. health? Paper presented at the 2015 Western States Communication Association Conference in Spokane, WA.
  • Swiatkowski, P. (2014, April). Romance vs. Reality: Media Effects of Romance Novels and the Fifty Shades Trilogy on Romantic Relationships. Paper presented at the 2014 Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism in Columbia, MO.
  • Swiatkowski, P., & Belmas, G. (2011, November). Net neutrality: A blueprint for consideration. Paper presented at the Round Table on Research in Progress meeting at the 2011 National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Professional Organizations

  • National Communication Association

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Research Theory
  • Dissertation Booster Award Recipient
  • NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar in College Park, MD
  • Three Time Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant Recipient

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Infuse Student Media Faculty Advisor
  • Conference Paper Reviewer — National Communication Association