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Annenberg Welcomes 19 New Research Staff, Visiting Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows

This accomplished group specializes in studying topics that include persuasive health messaging, Black feminism, media policy, and much more.

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Misplaced Trust: When Trust in Science Fosters Pseudoscience

Believing in science isn't enough to protect people from misinformation.

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Dolores Albarracín Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

A world-renowned social psychologist, she will be jointly appointed at the Annenberg School and Penn Nursing.

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Vaccine Science and Side Effects: How News Messages Affect Views on Vaccination

News about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but less so when juxtaposed with a personal narrative about side effects.

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Concerns over Infecting Others Matter More for Vaccination in Sparsely Populated Areas

Concerns over infecting others play a greater role in people’s willingness to be vaccinated in sparsely populated areas than dense urban ones, according to a new study.

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How Misinformed Vaccine Beliefs Affect Policy Views

Vaccine misperceptions are the strongest driver of opposition to pro-vaccination public policies.

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Countering Anti-Vaccination Influences from Social Media — with Conversation

The flu vaccine is considered one of the great achievements in public health, but social media messages still abound with skepticism and falsehoods about vaccination.

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Use of Conservative and Social Media Linked with COVID-19 Misinformation

People who rely on mainstream TV and print news are better informed.

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Annenberg Researchers Shift Focus to Coronavirus

Topics include media consumption and misinformation, social media whistle blowers, partisanship, impact on workers, and more.

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Second Edition of Handbook of Attitudes is Published by Routledge

The two-volume work analyzes the role of attitudes in science communication, policy, education, and other fields.