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Samantha Shebib

Samantha Shebib

Communication Studies

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 002A
IconPhone: 435-797-1029

Educational Background

B.S., Arizona State University
M.S., Illinois State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University


Dr. Shebib’s research focuses on experimental designs, advanced statistical analyses, and dyadic interactions. Her primary interest lies in marital interactions during conflict episodes. She’s interested in examining how physiological responses (i.e., cortisol and testosterone) affect how one communicates when conflict transpires. Similarly, she intends to use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to see how conflict messages affect the brain, which is the biological organ of communication, in both children and parents during marital/relational conflict. Her research is also interested in how conflict behaviors are transmitted across generations as children learn these behaviors as ways to manage and handle conflict. Dr. Shebib has several publications in supportive communication, as well. Furthering her research on support in relationships, she’s interested in how families communicate with substance dependent family members.