APPC Research Cited in 2012 Surgeon General’s Report

Research on the portrayal of tobacco use in popular movies conducted by APPC’s Adolescent Risk Communication Institute, directed by Patrick E. Jamieson, Ph.D., was cited in the 2012 Surgeon General’s Report, “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.” (The full report can be found here: A figure comparing tobacco use in movies with

Cable News Networks Increase Amount and Public Accessibility of Incivility, Annenberg Public Policy Center Study Finds

For Immediate Release March 27, 2012 Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson ( Jamieson is Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, home of, a site whose “They said WHAT?” page flags extreme rhetoric of both the left and right and includes a video illustrating these findings.   Background: When the

Annenberg Research Helps Explain Early Sexual Initiation in Adolescents

Findings point to lack of self-control but not sensation seeking Cognitive training could reduce the risk   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 6 March 2012 CONTACT: Dan Romer, 215-898-6776 (office); 610-202-7315 (cell)   In a study published in Developmental Psychology, researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have identified two components

Special edition of The Annals on the Martin Fishbein Seminar Series now available

The March 2012 issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which features articles derived from the Martin Fishbein Memorial Seminar Series, is now available. Michael Hennessy, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst at APPC, is special editor of the volume, “Advancing Reasoned Action Theory.”   Also contributing to the special issue