Dr. Loreen Olson

Dr. Loreen N. Olson is an Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department. She teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on communication theory, gender communication, relational communication, family communication and its dark side, qualitative research methods, and interpersonal communication theory. Dr. Olson received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She completed her Masters degree at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Olson’s research focuses primarily on the communicative correlates of intimate partner and teen dating violence, the luring communication of child sexual predators, and the dark side of family communication. Currently, she is particularly interested in the role family communication about relational aggression can serve a buffering, protective role for adolescents, teaching them to recognize the signs of relational aggression and helping them learn how to avoid or end such relationships. She and her co-authors’ book, entitled The Dark Side of Family Communication, is due out in 2012. Dr. Olson is the current Editor of the Journal of Family Communication.

There are 5 included publications by Dr. Loreen Olson :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Conflict and control: Examining the association between exposure to television portraying interpersonal conflict and the use of controlling behaviors in romantic relationships. 2012 1163 Based on content analyses examining the type and amount of relational conflicts featured in popular television (Brinson, 1992; Brinson & Winn, 1997; Comstock & Strzyzewski, 1990; Fine, 1981; Greenberg, Buerkel-Rothfuss, Neuendorf, & Atkin, 1980; Sher...
The costs of recovery: Intimate partner violence survivors’ experiences of financial recovery from abuse 2017 17 The present study relies on the voices of survivors of past abuse to describe the amount, type, and impact of costs related to their experience of intimate partner violence (IPV). We use a content analysis methodology to present common themes that su...
The intersection of intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury: A call for interdisciplinary research 2017 29 An emerging body of research suggests that survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) are at a high risk for sustaining traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, most scholars and practitioners working on the problem of IPV have not examined how TBI c...
Practice Update: What Professionals Who Are Not Brain Injury Specialists Need to Know About Intimate Partner Violence–Related Traumatic Brain Injury 2016 686 There is growing recognition of the risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) among victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). A wide range of physically abusive behaviors may lead to injuries to the head or neck and place an individual at...
Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence 2016 35 Research Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assist in identifying risk factors for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a population of individuals who experienced intimate partner violence (IPV).