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Book Chapters
Pitts, M. J., Kim, S., Meyerhoffer, H., Jiao, J. (invited; in progress). Savoring as positive communication. Routledge Handbook of Positive Communication. Routledge.

Conference Papers
Pitts, M. J., Meyerhoffer, H., Kim, S., Jiao, J. (February, 2018). Interpersonal Savoring and Relational Resilience as Beneficial Outcomes of Mindfulness. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association, Santa Clara, CA.

Works in Progress
Meyerhoffer, H. (in progress). Revitalizing friendship: Expanding friendship narratives as fundamental change-agents in personal, relational, and social growth.

Meyerhoffer, H. (in progress). The reel model of media effects (RMME): A unifying framework to examine the interdependent processes of framing, priming, and agenda setting in mass media research.
Grants and Awards
2016-17 SBS Graduate College Fellowship ($1000) - University of Arizona
2017-18 SBS Graduate College Fellowship ($925) - University of Arizona
In my research, I examine the intersections of interpersonal & inter-organizational communication with mindfulness, neuroscience, & positive psychology through an interpretative, theoretical lens. I am interested in the power of mindfulness to promote personal and relational growth and in communication as the means to learn to live with more grace and less suffering, inclusive of feminist, intercultural, and egalitarian considerations.
Currently, I am examining friendship relationships as both embodied social support and as agents for personal, relational, and societal change. (

Thematic Writing Samples:

Critical thinking: 
Judy Chigago's Dinner Party

Theoretical Thinking:
Examining the relationship between media message production and audience consumption of mediated objects

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