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September 2007

Respect, not behavioral controls, produces healthy school environments

Schools may contribute to reducing adolescent health risks by building “climates of respect,” in which teachers and administrators are responsive to — and value — the feelings and perspectives of students, a new study has concluded. Such climates produce healthier behavior than those that focus exclusively on behavioral control. The results of the study, which
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APPC Researchers Urge for More Effective Cigarette Warning Labels

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer features an op-ed in favor of the adoption of Canadian-style cigarette warning labels in the U.S. Such large, graphic warning labels are more effective, argue Professor Paul Slovic of the University of Oregon and APPC scholars Dan Romer and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, authors of the op-ed. The authors cite their research, published earlier this year in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, suggesting that graphic warnings
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Annenberg Public Policy Center Scholars Receive Numerous Honors from the American Political Science Association

Penn scholars returned from the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, held in Chicago August 30 to September 2, with awards from four of the association’s divisions. Talia Jomini Stroud, assistant professor in the department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, was the winner of the 2007 Best Dissertation
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