Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents were much more likely than non-Floridians to report taking protective measures. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did so.
Ellen Peters, a psychology professor at the Ohio State University who specializes in decision making and innumeracy, has returned this spring to Penn, where she studied as an undergraduate.
People’s willingness to use a Zika vaccine when it’s available will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines, a new study has found.
An analysis in PNAS of how the media cover science considers whether scientific self-correction is contributing to a flawed narrative and inadvertently undermining public trust in science.
Scholars, editors, and scientists from the National Academy of Sciences who met in a Sunnylands retreat, in partnership with APPC, proposed uniform standards and greater transparency to clarify the roles of authors across different journals, fields, and cultures.