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Bleakley Receives Grant to Study Youth Consumption of Sugary Beverages

She will develop media messages aimed at reducing adolescent consumption of sports and energy drinks.

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Second Edition of Handbook of Attitudes is Published by Routledge

The two-volume work analyzes the role of attitudes in science communication, policy, education, and other fields.

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Thinking Beyond Yourself Can Make You More Open to Healthy Lifestyle Choices

A new study investigated how people respond to health messaging.

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Can Social Media Networks Reduce Political Polarization on Climate Change?

The researchers tested how different kinds of social media environments would affect political polarization and group accuracy.

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Alarm and Response for Emerging Health Threats: Social Media, News and Zika

Traditional news accounts and Twitter messages had different associations with risk perceptions and behavior during the 2016 U.S. Zika virus outbreak.

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Pro-Tobacco Videos on YouTube Sway Young Adults on E-Cigarettes and Hookahs

While cigarette advertising and marketing have been restricted in one way or another since the ’60s, videos on YouTube are largely unregulated.

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Doctoral Student Hanna Morris Uses Interdisciplinary Methods to Study Climate Change Communication

A lifelong environmental activist, Morris is developing an approach to studying environmental communication.

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False Beliefs About MMR Vaccine Found to Influence Acceptance of Zika Vaccine

However, people who believe in the power of science are more likely to use vaccines.

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Crisis or Self-Correction: Rethinking How the Media Cover Science

Science communicators should more accurately convey its investigatory nature and the self-correction process without legitimizing a faulty narrative.

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Social Media Can Complement Surveys on Public Health Issues

A new study suggests that social media conversations can be used to monitor and predict people’s attitudes and knowledge about Zika.