Jan Van Den Bulck
Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, LSA Communication Studies
Jan Van den Bulck is interested in involuntary and incidental media effects. He has studied how the entertainment media in general, and fiction in particular, affect perception of the real world. Much of his work in this area has been tied to cultivation theory. He is particularly interested in how TV viewing affects knowledge of violence and the world of law enforcement, and of health and the world of emergency medicine.
- Exelmans, Liese, and Jan Van Den Bulck. Forthcoming. "Sleep Research: A Primer for Media Scholars." Health Communication
- Timmermans, Elisabeth, Lennert Coenen, and Jan Van Den Bulck. Forthcoming. "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
- Coenen, Lennert, and Jan Van Den Bulck. Forthcoming. "Reconceptualizing Cultivation: Implications for Testing Relationships Between Fiction Exposure and Self-Reported Alcohol Use Evaluations." Media Psychology
- Nelissen, Sara, and Jan Van Den Bulck. 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.
- Nelissen, Sara, Jan Van Den Bulck, and Kathleen Beullens. 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.
- Coenen, Lennert, and Jan Van Den Bulck. 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.
- Exelmans, L., M. Gradisar, and Jan Van Den Bulck. 2017. "Sleep vs. shuteye latency: prevalence, predictors and relation to insomnia symptoms in a representative sample of adults." Sleep Medicine 40(supp 1): e92.
- Exelmans, Liese, and Jan Van Den Bulck. 2017. "Binge Viewing, Sleep, and the Role of Pre-Sleep Arousal." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 13(8): 1001-1008.