Social and news media have different associations with risk perceptions and preventive behavior in an emerging health threat such as Zika, according to new research.
APPC has welcomed seven new postdoctoral fellows in the Science of Science Communication. They bring expertise in communication, media, political science, and psychology, among other fields.
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.