Paul Mongeau

459 Stauffer Hall
TEMPE
Associate Director & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205
Associate Director & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205
Associate Director & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205

Biography

Paul Mongeau is interested in communication in relationships and the processes of persuasion and social influence. He has studied the earliest stages of romantic relationships, such as first dates, and his present research focuses on Friends with Benefits Relationships (FWBRs). He works with a group of students and together they have found that FWBRs is quite a complicated and varied relationship type. Another area Professor Mongeau works in is persuasion, examining theories of how people understand and respond to persuasive messages. He is especially interested in messages that try to persuade through the creation of fear.

In addition to his research, he served as president of the Western States Communication Association.

Fax

480.965.4291

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Studies, Michigan State 1988
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Arizona State University 1983
  • B.S. Communication Studies, Arizona State University 1981

Research Interests

interpersonal (specifically relational) communication and persuasion/social influence

In interpersonal communication, my research focused on the earliest stages of romantic relational development, such as first dates. My most recent research in this area focuses on Friends with Benefits Relationships where a number of students and I have investigated the ways in which these relationships differ. In persuasion, my research focuses on the cognitive processing of persuasive messages. My work in this area has focused both on fear appeals as well as dual-process models of persuasion.

Publications

  • Kendra Knight, Christina Shaw, & Paul Mongeau. Hook Up University: The Hook Up Culture on University Campuses. Casing interpersonal communication: Case studies in personal and social relationships (2011).
  • Judith Trent, Cady Short-Thompson, Paul Mongeau, Maribeth Metzler, Amber Erickson, & Jimmie Trent. Cracked and shattered ceilings: Gender, race, religion, age, and the ideal candidate. American Behavioral Scientist (2010).
  • Timothy Levine & Paul Mongeau. Friends with Benefits Relationships: A Precarious Negotiation. College sex - philosophy for everyone: Philosophers with benefits (2010).
  • . . The handbook of relationship initiation (2008).
  • Laura Guerrero & Pul Mongeau. On becoming "more than friends": the transition from friendship to romantic relationships. The handbook of relationship initiation (2008).
  • Paul Mongeau & Mary Lynn Henningsen. Stage models of relationship development. Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication (2008).
  • Paul Mongeau, J Jacobsen, C Donnerstein. Generalizing From Undergraduates to Single Adults: Defining Dates and First Date Goals. Communication Research (2007).
  • Mongeau, Paul Anthony (Author) ,Morr Serewicz, Mary Claire (Author) ,Lynn Henningsen, Mary (Author) ,Davis, Kristin (Author) . Sex Differences in the Transition to a Heterosexual Romantic Relationship. Sex differences and similarities in communication: Critical investigations of sex and gender in interaction (2006).
  • J Trent, C Thompson, Paul Mongeau, M Metzler, J Trent. The Idealized Presidential Candidate: A Vision Over Time. American Behavioral Scientist (2005).
  • Paul Mongeau, M Serewicz, L Therrien. Goals for cross-sex first dates: Identification, measurement, and contextual factors. Communication Monographs (2004).
  • Paul Mongeau, Mary Morr. First date expectations: The impact of sex of initiator, alcohol consumption, and relationship type. Communication Research (2004).
  • Stiff, James B, Mongeau, Paul Anthony. Persuasive Communication. (2003).
  • Mongeau, Paul Anthony (Author) . Communication and self-concept development. Communicating and connecting: The functions of human communication (2002).
  • Paul Mongeau, J Trent, C Short-Thompson, A Nusz, J Trent. Image, media bias, and voter characteristics: The ideal candidate from 1988-2000. American Behavioral Scientist (2001).
  • Paul Mongeau, Christina Shaw, & Kendra Knight. Friends with Benefits. Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (0).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 508 Quant Rsrch Methods in Comm
COM 608 Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
LIA 194 Special Topics
COM 382 Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 319 Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 508 Quant Rsrch Methods in Comm
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 608 Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
COM 691 Seminar
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 608 Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 508 Quant Rsrch Methods in Comm
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 692 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
COM 691 Seminar
COM 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Boster, F. J., Carpenter, C. Andrews, K., & Mongeau, P. A. (2010, November). Harnessing the Power of Superdiffusers in Interpersonal Networks to Cause Positive Health Behavior Changes. National Communication Association, (Nov 2010).
  • Monica Gracyalny & Paul Mongeau Paper presented to the San Francisco, CA. [Top Paper: Nonverbal Communication Division.]. Expressing Remorse in Close Relationships: Verbal and Nonverbal Components of Remorse. National Communication Association, (Nov 2010).
  • Paul Mongeau, Kendra Knight, Christina Shaw, Elizabeth Sortais, Jennifer Eden. Reasons for First Sex in What Turn Out to be Friends with Benefits Relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2010).
  • Gracyalny, M., & Mongeau, P. A. (2010, July). Poster presented to the. Expressing remorse: Perceptions of partner sincerity following transgressions in romantic relationships. International Network for Personal Relationships, Herzilya, Israel (Jul 2010).
  • Nick Brody and Paul Mongeau. Nick Brody & Paul Mongeau. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Mary Lynn Henningsen, Kathleen Valde, Mary Claire Morr Serevich, Chase, McWorthy, & Paul Mongeau. Goals, Plans, and Actions in Romantic Relationship Initiation. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Henningsen, M, Dougherty, M. Sexual Activity in Intact Dating Relationships: An Investigation of the Associations Among Sexual Activity, First Date Goals, Satisfaction, and Commitment. National Communication Association (Nov 2006).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Williams, J, Ramirez, A. First sex in friends with benefits relationships. Paper presented to the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Davis, K, Mongeau, Paul. Romantic Relationship Transitions as Turning Points. National Communication Association, Boston MA (Nov 2005).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Jacobsen, J. Reasons for first dates: A comparison of undergraduates and adult singles/. Western States Communication Association, San Francisco CA (Feb 2005).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Jacobsen, Janet, Donnerstein, Carolyn. What rates as a date?: A comparison of undergraduate and non-college respondents. International Association for Relationship Research (Jul 2004).
  • Mongeau, Paul. Theory as boundary, theory as noose: The case for NOT using theory in interpersonal communication research. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2004).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Ramirez, Artenio, Vorell, Matthew. Friends with benefits: An initial exploration of a sexual but not romantic relationship. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2003).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Teubner, Gillian. Romantic relationship transitions. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Samp, Jennifer, Mongeau, Paul. Severity appraisals and decisions to communicate about infidelity in dating relationships: The influence of infidelity target, magnitude, and partner awareness. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Mongeau, Paul, Ficara, L. Relational uncertainty in long-distance college student dating relationships. National Communication Association
  • Mongeau, Paul, Shaw, C, Bacue, A. Dating norms on one college campus. Western States Communication Association
  • Mongeau, Paul, Vorell, M. Dating norms: A comparison of one Mexican and one American campus. International Network on Personal Relationships
  • Mongeau, Paul, Williams, J, Tafoya, M. Challenges facing people with disabilities in initiating romantic relationships: Establishing an agenda. Western States Communication Association
  • Mongeau, Paul, Williams, J. Female initiation of dating: When the women is in a wheelchair. Western States Communication Association

Editorships

Editor, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2005-2010)

Editor, Communication Studies (1998-2000)

Service

  • President, Western States Communication Association
  • Brunel University, Letter of Support (2009 - Present)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, External Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • University of Hawaii, External Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Sex Roles, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • WSCA, Futures Committee (2009 - 2011)
  • WSCA, Time and Place Committee Member (2009 - 2011)
  • International Association for Relationship Research/Sage Publications, Editor (2005 - 2010)
  • Journal of Communication, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Western States Communication Association, Conference Local Host Organizer (2005 - 2009)
  • Western States Communication Association, Finance Committee Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Western States Communication Association, Finance Committee Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Communication Ph.D. Student Association, Advisor (2005 - 2006)
  • Commitee of Faculty Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication, Member (2002 - 2006)
  • Faculty Honors Council, Member (2002 - 2006)
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Communication, Director (2003 - 2005)
  • National/Speech Communication Association, Conference Panel Respondent. 2002 and 2005 (2005)
  • Communication Theory, Reviewwer (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editor-Elect (2004 - 2004)
  • Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Communication Monographs - National Communication Association, Manuscript Review (2003 - 2004)
  • John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Award Committee, Information Systems Division, International Communication Association, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Journal of Communication - International Communication Association, Manuscript reviews (2003 - 2004)
  • Communication Monographs - National Communication Association, Editorial Board (2002 - 2004)
  • Communication Research, Manuscript review (2002 - 2004)
  • Western Journal of Communication - Western States Communication Association, Manuscript review (2002 - 2004)
  • Communication Reports, 1 Manuscript Review in 2004 (2004)
  • Human Communication Research - International Communication Association, 1 manuscript review in 2003 (2004)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research - National Communication Association, 1 manuscript review in 2003 (2004)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships - International Associationfor Relationships Research, 1 manuscript review in 2003 (2004)
  • Lawrence Erlbaum - Publisher, Reviewed book proposal for publisher. Laura Stafford's "Close relationships from a distance" in 2003 (2004)
  • Personal Relationships - International Assocation for Relationship Research, 1 manuscript review in 2003 (2004)
  • Sage Publications, Reviewed Book Manuscript June, 2004 (2004)
  • Western States Communication Association, Conference Panel Respondent 2003 and 2004 (2004)
  • College of Public Programs Dean's Incentive Grant Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Western Journal of Communication - Western States Communication Association, Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Communication Studies - Central States Communication Association, Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Communication Studies - Central States Communication Association, Manuscript review (2002 - 2003)
  • Journal of Communication - National Communication Association, Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2003)
  • University Honors Committee, Member (2000 - 2003)
  • Western States Communication Association, Conference Panel Chair (2003)
  • Communication Monographs, 2 manuscript reviews (2002 - 2002)
  • Personal Relationships - International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships, 1 manuscript review (2002 - 2002)
  • Committee for Faculty Research, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • Distinguished Service Award Committee, Western States Communication Association, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Central States Communication Association, Executive Committee Member (1998 - 2000)
  • Graduate Council (Social Science Alternate), Member (1998 - 2000)
  • Western States Communication Association, Executive Committee Member (1998 - 2000)
  • Ithical College, External Evaluator (Present)