New Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans’ Opinions of Donald Trump

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.

Highlights and Awards from the 66th International Communication Association Annual Conference

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.”

Emile Bruneau Meets With Dalai Lama Through United States Institute for Peace Delegation

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.


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