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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.

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In Rural America, Religious Attendance and Norms Reduce Compassion for People Who Use Opioids

A new study found that religious individuals in Appalachian and Midwestern states were more likely to support punitive drug policies.

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Misplaced Trust: When Trust in Science Fosters Pseudoscience

Believing in science isn't enough to protect people from misinformation.

Faculty News

Dolores Albarracín Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

A world-renowned social psychologist, she will be jointly appointed at the Annenberg School and Penn Nursing.

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Jemmott and Tan on Philly Team Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Expand COVID-19 Outreach

The team includes researchers from the Annenberg School, Penn Nursing, Penn Medicine, the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Philly Counts.

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COVID-19 Conspiracy Beliefs Increased among Users of Conservative and Social Media

These increases in conspiracy beliefs were associated with less mask wearing and decreased intentions to get a vaccine.

Undergraduate News

Comm Major Sophia Liu Receives Mitchell Center Fellowship

The fellowship supports research focused on democracy.

Research

Vaccine Science and Side Effects: How News Messages Affect Views on Vaccination

News about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but less so when juxtaposed with a personal narrative about side effects.

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When the Message Matters, Use Science to Craft It

The new Message Effects Lab aims to understand and develop communication around what motivates specific behaviors for specific populations, including COVID-19 vaccination.