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A novel theory on how conspiracy theories take shape

In a new book, Dolores Albarracín, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and colleagues show that two factors—the conservative media and societal fear and anxiety—have driven recent widespread conspiracies, from Pizzagate to those around COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Role of Trust and Knowledge in Overcoming Vaccination Hesitancy

A new study finds willingness to be vaccinated against Covid-19 is anchored in factors such as trust in health authorities, knowledge about vaccination in general, flu vaccination history, and patterns of media reliance.

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Brief Intervention Increased Physical Activity in African American Men Living with HIV

Participants improved both their aerobic and muscle strengthening activities, which could help them live longer and more active lives.

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Emphasizing Short-Term Effects Can Help Prevent and Reduce Youth Smoking

A recent study by Annenberg researchers finds that anti-tobacco campaigns focused on tangible, short-term consequences are a promising way to prevent young people from smoking and encouraging them to quit.

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Clinician Peer Networks Remove Race and Gender Bias

A University of Pennsylvania study published today in Nature Communications offers striking evidence that network science can be used to...

Ph.D. Student Chioma Woko Wins Dissertation Award

Doctoral candidate Chioma Woko has won a dissertation award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS)...

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Mandates Likely Work to Increase Vaccine Uptake

Rather than causing a backlash, vaccination requirements will succeed at getting more people inoculated, according to research from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and colleagues at Penn.

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Study Examines Smoking Risk Factors and Prevention Among Transgender and Gender Expansive Adults

A new study aims to fill a critical research gap on effective, culturally sensitive approaches to smoking cessation among transgender and gender expansive individuals.

Jovanova and Woko Win 2021 Ackoff Fellowships

For the seventh year in a row, Annenberg doctoral students have won this fellowship from the Wharton School.

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Misinformation on Twitter Adversely Affects Adults’ Health Decisions

A new study is the first to explore the effect of misinformation on Twitter about e-cigarette harms.