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The Influence and Importance of Language

Labels for what happened January 6 at the U.S. Capitol were very different from those used to describe the Black Lives Matter movement or the 2020 election results.

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Delivering the News with Humor Makes Young Adults More Likely to Remember and Share

A new study found that news clips involving humor activated more brain regions than non-humorous clips.

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Mobile Phones Help Americans Encounter More Diverse News

Thanks largely to mobile phones, Americans are reading news from a wider range of sources, though many do not read any online news at all.

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AHA! Lab Studies How Daily Moments Impact Long-Term Behavior

The Addiction, Health, and Adolescence Lab is led by Professor David Lydon-Staley.

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How Misinformed Vaccine Beliefs Affect Policy Views

Vaccine misperceptions are the strongest driver of opposition to pro-vaccination public policies.

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Countering Anti-Vaccination Influences from Social Media — with Conversation

The flu vaccine is considered one of the great achievements in public health, but social media messages still abound with skepticism and falsehoods about vaccination.

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Local News Volume Does Not Increase Pro-Social Behaviors During COVID-19

A new study from doctoral candidate Sean Fischer shows the limits of local news to overcome nationally polarized issues.

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Use of Conservative and Social Media Linked with COVID-19 Misinformation

People who rely on mainstream TV and print news are better informed.

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Annenberg Researchers Shift Focus to Coronavirus

Topics include media consumption and misinformation, social media whistle blowers, partisanship, impact on workers, and more.