As I've said before, a few days a week, I teach an undergraduate Interpersonal Communication course. At the end of each semester, my students are required to find an academic journal article that they find interesting and write a magazine-style article based on the article's findings. This year, I had some exceptionally excellent papers and I thought I'd showcase a few of them (with each author's permission of course). I've decided to take the cream-of-the-crop papers, edit them a little, and post them on my blog. So, look out for the next few student-authored posts (each student's name will be displayed at the beginning of the post).