Department of Communication Arts
Lyn Van Swol researches information sharing in groups, utilization of advice, and deception in negotiations. All of her research shares the theme of examining what factors are likely to increase acceptance of information during an interaction. Professor Van Swol researches on information sharing in group examines how people share information with each other in order to persuade and come to consensus in groups. She is especially interested in the role of information members all know and share in common before having a group discussion.