Like many Americans in the 1980s, Stewart Hoover spent hours watching on television the charismatic faith healing of Oral Roberts and the mascara-laden tears of Tammy Faye Baker. But Hoover had a unique interest in televangelism: He was studying it as part of his doctoral degree program at Annenberg.
Professor Yphtach Lelkes: "Binding Moral Foundations and the Narrowing of Ideological Conflict to the Traditional Morality Domain" (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin)
Professor Diana Mutz has been awarded the David O. Sears Book Award from the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) for her 2015 book In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media (Princeton University Press). She received the award at the ISPP's annual meeting in July in Warsaw, Poland.
Fifteen Annenberg School for Communication faculty and students presented their research last week at the 2016 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Can Harry Potter defeat Donald Trump?
Harry may not be a full-on patronus against the Republican presidential nominee’s appeal, but reading Potter stories does appear to be a shield charm against Trump’s message.
A new study to be published in a special 2016 election issue of PS: Political Science and Politics finds that reading Harry Potter books leads Americans to take a lower opinion of Donald Trump. In fact, the more books the participants read, the greater the effect.
More than 50 faculty and students from the Annenberg School for Communication presented their research at the 66th International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference in Fukuoka, Japan from June 8-13.
Professor Amy Jordan celebrated the culmination of her year as ICA president. On the Saturday evening of the conference, Jordan gave her presidential address, entitled, “Digital Media Use and the Experience(s) of Childhood.”
If you could ask the Dalai Lama one question, what would it be?
For most of us, it’s a question about as fanciful as, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” But a few weeks ago, Annenberg Researcher Emile Bruneau was face to face with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, and given that very opportunity.
Bruneau asked a thoughtful question, rooted in his research on how the brain drives conflict between groups.