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"Trusted Messengers" Distill Science, Debunk Myths about COVID-19 Vaccine

VaxUpPhillyFamilies engages Philadelphia parents and caregivers as vaccine ambassadors to identify concerns and provide support related to COVID-19 vaccines, increase vaccine uptake, and address social support needs.

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Dolores Albarracín Named Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

The Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor will begin editing the Attitudes and Social Cognition section on January 1, 2023.

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How Do Media Depictions of Tobacco Influence Smoking Decisions for Young Adults?

Two studies from the Annenberg School for Communication’s Robert Hornik find that media portrayals of such behaviors can change actions and perception, but how and by how much depends on a range of factors.

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Kathleen Hall Jamieson Receives 2022 Mitofsky Award

Professor and APPC Director honored for her pioneering work on fact checking and research into political deception and misinformation in America

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Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann Leads Annenberg Seminar on Climate Action

Climate scientist Michael E. Mann led a panel discussion on “Urgency, Agency, and Climate Action: The Role of Communication” for the spring 2022 Annenberg Seminar, which was hosted jointly by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) and the Annenberg School for Communication (ASC).

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How Storytelling Can Motivate Us to Help Others

A new study finds that personal stories – instead of cold facts – make people want to help keep others safe.

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Vaccines: Philosophical, moral beliefs tied to religion determine acceptance

A longitudinal study conducted pre-COVID-19 considered Americans' attitudes toward vaccines for the flu, measles, HPV, and others.

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New COVID-19 roadmap: Four takeaways

A new report lays out a dozen priorities for the federal government to tackle in the next 12 months. The aim: to help guide the U.S. to the pandemic’s ‘next normal.’

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Climate Scientist Michael Mann to Join Penn Faculty

Michael E. Mann will be joining the School of Arts & Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School.

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New Institute Seeks A Remedy for Medical Misinformation

The Penn Medical Communication Research Institute brings together interdisciplinary researchers with a mission to improve medical communication and health literacy.