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Debunking Study Suggests Ways to Counter Misinformation and Correct ‘Fake News’

Debunking is more effective — and misinformation is less persistent — when an audience develops an explanation for the corrected information.


New Meta-Analysis Shows Peer Influence Doubles the Risk Adolescents Will Smoke

Teens from collectivistic cultures also more swayed by peers than those in individualistic cultures.

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Oxford Publishes Handbook of the Science of Science Communication, Co-edited by Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The handbook offers up-to-date scholarship on communicating consequential and controversial science topics.

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Falk Wins 2017 ICA Young Scholar Award

Awardees are selected based on the strength of their published work and the potential of future scholarship.

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Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton Explores the Use of Visuals in Health Communication

How do you know when an image will help or hinder the impact of the message?


Counteracting the Influence of Adolescent Peer Smoking on YouTube

A new study suggests showing a corrective message that describes the severity and scope of smoking risks.


Mindfulness Motivates People to Make Healthier Choices

New study shows mindful people are more receptive to health messaging and more likely to change.


TCORS Study Shows Effectiveness of Testimonial Warning Labels on Tobacco Products

Warning labels featuring photos of real smokers who were harmed by their habit were more effective than text-only labels.


Want To Exercise More? Get Yourself Some Competition.

In a new study, competition proved a far stronger motivation for exercise than friendly support.

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Three Annenberg Scholars Named LDI Senior Fellows

Amy Bleakley, Daniel Hopkins, and Robin Stevens will be Senior Fellows with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.