Charles Berger

Psychologist, Person


Who is Charles Berger?

Charles R. Berger is an American professor emeritus of communication at the University of California, Davis.

Berger received his B.S. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. After completing his undergraduate studies, he attended Michigan State University where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication. He is a Fellow and former president of the International Communication Association. Berger is best known for his formulation of uncertainty reduction theory.

His current research interests include message production processes and the processing of threat-related messages by intuitive and rational systems. He is a former editor of Human Communication Research and co-editor of Communication Research. He is currently a member of several editorial boards of communication journals. He is a Fellow and a Past President of the International Communication Association. Berger has published a three-digit integer’s worth of articles and book chapters. He also co-edited the first edition of the Handbook of Communication Science and Communication. He is a co-recipient of NCA’s Mark Knapp Award. He is currently an area editor for the International Encyclopedia of Communication. Berger currently lives in Davis, California with his wife.

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  • Michigan State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
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on July 23, 2013


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