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Atmospheric Scientist and Science Communicator J. Marshall Shepherd delivers 2024 Annenberg Lecture

Shepherd discussed the complex problem of climate change and the importance of communicating it clearly.


What Are the Most Effective Strategies To Inspire Action on Climate Change?

The Communication Neuroscience Lab is conducting an intervention tournament, testing six strategies to change beliefs and intentions regarding climate change.


Confidence in Science Remains High, But Public Questions Adherence to Science’s Norms

Members of the Strategic Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, explore U.S. public confidence in science.


Experiencing Record-Breaking Heat Days Affects Perception of Weather Trends

A new study by Professor Dolores Albarracín and Postdoctoral Fellow Timothy Hyde finds that living in an area with record-breaking heat effectively increases perceptions that the weather is getting hotter.

Doctoral Students Collaborate With Philadelphia High School Students on Health Communication Research

Thandi Lyew and Brittany Zulkiewicz worked with local teens through a Penn Graduate Community-Engaged Research Fellowship.


Survey Finds Gaps in Knowledge About Maternal Health

New survey data from the Annenberg Public Policy Center reveals that there are substantial gaps in Americans' knowledge about maternal health.

Graduate Student News

Julia Cope Awarded 2023 IAMCR Climate Change Communication Research Award

This month, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) announced that Annenberg School for Communication doctoral student Julia...


Research Identifies Factors That Make Correcting Misinformation About Science More Successful

A new study from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and Research Associate Man-pui Sally Chan investigates effective ways to correct misinformation about science.


How to Protect the Integrity of Survey Research

Science requires data, and survey research is one important means of gathering it. Surveys provide a scientific way of acquiring...


What Statistics are Most Likely to Promote Positive Actions During a Pandemic?

A new study from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and Research Associate Haesung Annie Jung finds that some COVID statistics are more effective than others at encouraging people to change their behavior.