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Instead of Refuting Misinformation Head-On, Try “Bypassing” It

A new study from Professor Dolores Albarracín has found that redirecting an individual’s attention away from misinformation and toward other beliefs can be just as effective as debunking it.

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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.

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Desmond Upton Patton Appointed to Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research Board of Directors

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research ( PRIM&R ) has announced the appointment of Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor...

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Annenberg Researchers Receive Medical Communication Grants

One-year grants of $50,000 each were awarded to projects addressing the communication of medical information.

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Mocktails or Cocktails? Having a Sense of Purpose in Life Can Keep Binge Drinking At Bay

A new study reveals that having a sense of purpose in daily life can influence college students’ decisions on day-to-day alcohol consumption.

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The Undying Holiday-Suicide Myth

Through an analysis of newspaper stories from the 2021-22 holiday season, the Annenberg Public Policy Center addresses the holiday-suicide myth.

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The monkeypox outbreak: What we learned so far, and what could be better

Penn experts, including Annenberg professor Andy Tan, discuss the response to the monkeypox outbreak and how the public can be better informed for the future.

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Annenberg and Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $3 Million NIH Grant To Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in HIV Care

Over the next 5 years, the team will explore methods to address structural racism and discrimination in HIV clinics across Philadelphia.

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Public Knowledge of Monkeypox Increases But Over 1 in 4 Unlikely to Get Vaccinated if Exposed

The public’s knowledge about monkeypox has increased rapidly in recent weeks though misconceptions and uncertainty persist.

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What Makes Us Share Posts on Social Media?

A new study reveals that we share the social media posts that we think are the most relevant to ourselves or to our friends and family.