Books and Publications

    The Politics of Science: Studies of Bias, Polarization, Trust, and Belief

    The political spin that so often is attached to discussions surrounding public policy and science is the focus of the March 2015 issue of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Politics and science often intermix on matters including climate change, vaccinations, fracking, nuclear power, evolution, genetically modified organisms, and stem cell research, among others.

      9/11 Commission members warn of emerging threats in new report

      The struggle against terrorism “has entered a new and dangerous phase,” members of the 9/11 Commission said on the 10-year anniversary of the original 9/11 Commission Report. The group’s new report, developed in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Annenberg Public Policy Center, identified emerging threats and continuing vulnerabilities, including the need to streamline Congressional oversight of Homeland Security.

      Sarah Vaala published in the Journal of Children and Media

      Sarah E. Vaala, Ph.D., Martin Fishbein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Robert Hornik, Ph.D., Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, have published the article “Predicting US Infants’ and Toddlers’ TV/Video Viewing Rates: Mothers’ Cognitions and Structural Life Circumstances” in the Journal of Children and Media. Abstract: