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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 2 • Date June 2008

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Introduction to Darwinian Perspectives on Electronic Communication

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):133 - 146
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    This article provides an introduction to the Special Section on Darwinian Perspectives on Electronic Communication. It starts with a discussion of the motivation for the Special Section, followed by several sections written by the Guest Editor (Ned Kock) and the Guest Associate Editors (Donald Hantula, Stephen Hayne, Gad Saad, Peter Todd, and Richard Watson). In those sections, the Guest Ed... View full abstract»

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  • Online Shopping as Foraging: The Effects of Increasing Delays on Purchasing and Patch Residence

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):147 - 154
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    This paper extends the Behavioral Ecology of Consumption, a foraging theory model of human decision-making in an online environment, in a replication and extension of previous online foraging research. Participants shopped for music CDs in a simulated internet mall featuring five virtual music stores with delay to in-stock feedback of 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 seconds. Preference was measured as the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Online Hunting and Gathering: An Evolutionary Perspective on Sex Differences in Website Preferences and Navigation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):155 - 168
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    Despite numerous sex differences found in spatial navigation, perception, and verbal abilities, the manner in which these differences manifest themselves in terms of online navigation has yet to be explored. We propose a unified framework based on evolutionary psychology and supported by recent findings in cognitive neuroscience for understanding sex differences in cognition and how they relate to... View full abstract»

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  • “Shopping” for a Mate: Expected versus Experienced Preferences in Online Mate Choice

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):169 - 182
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    Modern communication technology has greatly increased the number of options we can choose among in a variety of evolutionarily important domains, from housing to food to mates. But is this greater choice beneficial? To find out, we ran two experimental studies to examine the effects of increasing option set-size on anticipated and experienced choice perceptions in the modern context of online mate... View full abstract»

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  • An Experimental Study of Simulated Web-Based Threats and Their Impact on Knowledge Communication Effectiveness

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):183 - 197
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    It is evolutionarily adaptive for humans to have enhanced memories of events surrounding surprise situations, because in our ancestral past surprise situations were often associated with survival threats. Vividly remembering memories immediately before and after a snake attack, for example, allowed our hominid ancestors to be better prepared to avoid and deal with future attacks, which in turn enh... View full abstract»

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  • Lost in Translation: Professional Communication Competencies in Global Training Contexts

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):198 - 214
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    Based on a case study of a global training team, this article focuses on an important ability for professional communicators: collaborating with translators. The study confirms the value of approaching translation as a collaborative recreation rather than mere information transfer and suggests the need to integrate translation with localization and to develop team rapport. Relevant abilities inclu... View full abstract»

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  • A Shared Meanings Approach to Intercultural Usability: Results of a User Study Between International and American University Students

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):215 - 227
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    When developers need to make a system available for a particular culture, the specific aspects of the target group are evaluated and then the content and navigation are ldquolocalizedrdquo for it. However, there are many situations in which Web media cannot be localized and hence, culturally heterogeneous users must interact with the same interface. The emerging strategy for this kind of usability... View full abstract»

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  • Portfolios for Technical and Professional Communicators (Smith, H.J. and Haimes-Korn, K.; 2007) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):228 - 229
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  • The Professional Communications Toolkit (Whalen, D.J. et al.) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):230 - 231
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  • Communicative Practices in Workplaces and the Professions: Cultural Perspectives on the Regulation of Discourse and Organizations (Zachry, M. and Thralls, C.) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):232 - 234
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  • Starring the Text: The Place of Rhetoric in Science Studies (Gross, A.G.; 2006) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):235 - 236
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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society Information

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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.