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Use of effective coping strategies is associated with reduced suicidal ideation among both male and female youth

But males are more successful in reducing stress than females In a study recently published in Prevention Science, researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that youth who naturally use effective coping strategies to deal with interpersonal stressors (such as bullying) experience lower levels of perceived stress, feelings of

APPC and Ohio State researchers help understand the influence of maternal sexual communication on adolescent risky sexual behaviors

When mothers engage in frequent sexual discussions with their teenagers but fail to express clear disapproval of teenagers’ sexual involvement, their efforts are more likely to result in greater risky sexual involvement by their teen, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Atika Khurana, postdoctoral

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: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/preventing-youth-tobacco-use/full-report.pdf.) A figure comparing tobacco use in movies with

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

Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools releases groundbreaking report on the importance of civic education to our nation

The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, in partnership with APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, the National Conference on Citizenship, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, produced “Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools,”

Annenberg political communication scholars published in Political Research Quarterly

James L. Gibson (Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.), Annenberg doctoral student Jeffrey A. Gottfried, Annenberg Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D., and APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., co-authored an article, "The Effects of Judicial Campaign Activity on the Legitimacy of Courts: A Survey-based Experiment," that appears in the September 2011 issue of Political

Participating in Online Web Discussions Associated With Rise in Suicidal Risk in Young People, APPC Study Finds

A 24-year-old told readers of Reddit (www.reddit.com/r/suicidewatch) of his intention to end his life, a forecast that proved accurate (see http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/08/31/reddit-suicide-how-the-internet-can-help-and-hurt.html). A log of the comments posted to him between the time of his announcement and his death revealed that although many offered help, some openly encouraged him to go through with the act.