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October 2011

Dan Romer Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing on Internet Gaming

On Tuesday the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trades met to discuss the need for regulation to protect consumers from the risks associated with online gambling. Dan Romer, director of APPC’s Adolescent Communication Institution, shared research findings from the National Annenberg Survey of Youth on the adverse effects of gambling on
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APPC’s Jessica Taylor Piotrowski and Shonna Kydd present research at annual meeting of The Obesity Society

APPC Research Associate Jessica Taylor Piotrowski and Research Coordinator Shonna Kydd gave a poster presentation, “Developing Media Interventions to Reduce Household Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption,” at the 29th annual scientific meeting of The Obesity Society in October. Authors of the work are Amy B. Jordan, Michael Hennessy, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Amy Bleakley, and Shonna Kydd of
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News Round-Up: Kathleen Hall Jamieson on the Republican presidential debates, and more

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is interviewed by the national news media on the Republican presidential debates, and more: Pens, podiums and parity at candidates’ debate (Reuters, October 18) 5 things learned from GOP presidential debates (USA Today, October 18) Experts: Unclear whether use of Ohio grandma OK(CBS News, October 14) APPC’s FactCheck.org in the news: Santorum
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APPC launches seminar series on the neuroscience of communication

Dr. Uri Hasson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, delivered the first seminar in the series, “Face to Face, Brain to Brain: Exploring the Mechanisms of Dyadic Social Interactions,” on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. The seminar was held in APPC’s atrium before an audience of graduate students and scholars. Seminar abstract: Cognitive neuroscience experiments typically isolate
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