Mark A. Generous

Mark A. Generous

Assistant Professor, Communication, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Sample Publications

Generous, M. A., & Keeley, M. P. (2020; available online). End-of-life communication and coping. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. doi: 10.1080/17459435.2020.1755720

Keeley, M. P., & Generous, M. A. (2017). Final conversations: Overview and practical implications for patients, families, and healthcare workers. Behavioral Sciences, 7(2), 1 – 9. doi: 10.3390/bs7020017

Generous, M. A., & Keeley, M. P. (2017). Wished for and avoided conversations with terminally ill individuals during final conversations. Death Studies, 41(3), 162-171. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2016.1236850 

Floyd, K., Generous, M. A., Clark, L., McLeod, I., & Simon, A. (2016). Cumulative risk on the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) predicts empathic communication by physician assistant students. Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1214225

Keeley, M. P. & Generous, M. (2015). The challenges of final conversations: Dialectical tensions during end-of-life family communication from survivors’ retrospective accounts. Southern Communication Journal, 80, 377-387. (Special Issue on Family and Health). doi:  101080/1041794X.2015.1081975

Generous, M. A., Frei, S. S., & Houser, M. L. (2014). When an instructor swears in class: Functions and targets of instructor swearing from students’ retrospective accounts. Communication Reports, 28, 128-140. doi: 0.1080/08934215.2014.927518

Generous, M. A., & Keeley, M. P. (2014). Creating the Final Conversations (FCs) Scale: A measure of end of life relational communication with terminally ill loved ones. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 10, 257-281. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2014.938892