APPC researchers urge scientists to engage with the public on scientific issues but caution them to carefully choose their audiences and avoid two-sided debates explicitly framed as conflicts.
Scientists can minimize the likelihood that their message will be rejected in a politically polarized environment by avoiding advocacy, relying on trusted sources, and inviting the audience to understand the evidence that justifies the scientific conclusion, according to a new study by Annenberg Public Policy Center researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It showed that conservatives were able to draw the correct inferences about the downward trend in the Arctic sea ice despite exposure to a misleading Fox News report.
Olga Kamenchuk, Ph. D., is a visiting scholar from the Moscow State University of International Relations, where she chairs the Sociology of Mass Communication department. She talks about her public polling work at VCIOM, the leading Russian opinion research center, her international research interests, and her work at APPC.
Doctoral candidate Karin Fikkers, from the University of Amsterdam, has been studying at the Annenberg School for Communication this winter as part of an exchange program with the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. She talks about her research and the differences between studying in the Netherlands and the United States.
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
With a little over a month to go before Election Day, the public has a lot to learn about the 2012 presidential race according to a national telephone survey of 1,522 adults 18 years of age or older conducted by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) for the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University
Drawing on spending estimates from Kantar Media CMAG and the fact-checking of the major fact-checking sites, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found that from April 10, 2012 when Mitt Romney became the presumptive nominee of the Republican party (according to Kantar Media CMAG) through September 20, 2012, an estimated 27.8 percent of the dollars
For Immediate Release March 27, 2012 Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jamieson is Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, home of FlackCheck.org, 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
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
Does the suicide rate go up around the end of year holidays? Since 2000, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has been tracking press reporting about this widespread belief. In the end of the millennium year of 1999, APPC identified over 60 stories that ran during that holiday period saying that suicides do indeed spike over