Jorge Pe\u00f1a, UC Davis

Jorge Peña is an assistant professor of communication at the University of California, Davis. His research examines the cognitive, emotional and behavioral foundations of computer-mediated interaction.

Peña’s research investigates how people develop impressions when interacting through recreational and instrumental technologies such as video games, text-messages and social networking sites. His most recent work looks at priming and cognitive load effects in video games and virtual settings. 

Peña’s published and forthcoming work appears in Communication Research, Journal of Communication, and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

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