Jan Van Den Bulck
Jan Van den Bulck received a BA and MA in Communication Sciences from the University of Leuven in Belgium, an MA in political science from the University of Hull (UK), returned for a PhD at the University of Leuven and later received a DSc in Epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences. He is currently a Professor of Communication Studies and an RCGD Faculty Associate.
As a social scientist Professor Van den Bulck is interested in how people learn from mediated narratives. From about the age of 11 most people realize that a mediated story is not real, and yet our perceptions of medical risks, crime, or procedural habits sometimes appear to reflect the mediated (often fictitious) image of reality.
As an epidemiologist, Professor Van den Bulck is interested in the media as a factor in health. He has had a particular interest in the relationship between media use and sleep. The hardware, content, and use of the media evolve so fast, that this is a constantly developing and changing topic.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Exelmans, Liese . 2019. Sleep Research: A Primer for Media Scholars. Health Communication 34(5):519-528.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Timmermans, Elisabeth , Coenen, Lennert . 2019. The Bridget Jones Effect: The Relationship Between Exposure to Romantic Media Contents and Fear of Being Single Among Emerging Adults.. Psychology of Popular Media Culture 8(2):159-169.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Nelissen, S , Kuczynski, L , Coenen, L . 2019. Bidirectional Socialization: An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model of Internet Self-Efficacy and digital Media Influence Between Parents and Children. Communication Research 46(8):1145-1170.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Adriaenssen, An , Visschers, Jonas , Paoli, Letizia . 2019. Public Perceptions of the Seriousness of Crimes: To What Extent are They Driven by Television Exposure?. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Busselle, Rick . 2019. Cultivation Theory, Media, Stories, Processes, and Reality. Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Nelissen, Sara . 2018. When digital natives instruct digital immigrants: active guidance of parental media use by children and conflict in the family. Information, Communication & Society 21(3):375-387.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Nelissen, Sara , Beullens, Kathleen . 2018. Cancer-Diagnosed Individuals' Use of Television and the Internet as a Source for Peer Stories and Associated Emotional Responses. Journal of Cancer Education 33(1):193-200.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Coenen, Lennert . 2018. The problem with our attitude: A meta-theoretical analysis of attitudinal media effects research. Annals of the International Communication Association 42(1):38-54.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Coenen, Lennert . 2018. Reconceptualizing Cultivation: Implications for Testing Relationships Between Fiction Exposure and Self-Reported Alcohol Use Evaluations. Media Psychology 21(4):613-639.
- Van Den Bulck, Jan, Timmermans, Elisabeth . 2018. Casual Sexual Scripts on the Screen: A Quantitative Content Analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior 47(5):1481-1496.