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Reexamining Misinformation: How Unflagged, Factual Content Drives Vaccine Hesitancy

Research from the Computational Social Science Lab finds that factual, vaccine-skeptical content on Facebook has a greater overall effect than “fake news,” discouraging millions from the COVID-19 shot.

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Largest Quantitative Synthesis to Date Reveals What Predicts Human Behavior and How to Change It

Prof. Dolores Albarracín and her team dug through years of research on the science behind behavior change to determine the best ways to promote changes in behavior.

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Teaching Climate Change Communication, From the Classroom to a Conference of Journalists

Michael Mann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson are co-teaching the Climate Change and Communication course this spring, tied to the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference, held this year at Penn.

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Dolores Albarracín Named 2023 American Academy for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Albarracín is being recognized for her contributions to social psychology, public health, and science communication.

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Collaborating to Advance Health Communication

As a generation of pioneering scholars retired, several new hires are working together to continue Annenberg’s legacy as a leader in Health Communication.

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Atmospheric Scientist and Science Communicator J. Marshall Shepherd delivers 2024 Annenberg Lecture

Shepherd discussed the complex problem of climate change and the importance of communicating it clearly.

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Experiencing Extreme Weather Predicts Support for Policies to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

A new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds that exposure to severe weather is associated with greater support for policies that address the effects of climate change.

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What Are the Most Effective Strategies To Inspire Action on Climate Change?

The Communication Neuroscience Lab is conducting an intervention tournament, testing six strategies to change beliefs and intentions regarding climate change.

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Confidence in Science Remains High, But Public Questions Adherence to Science’s Norms

Members of the Strategic Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, explore U.S. public confidence in science.

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State Laws Shape the Social Norms Around Vaccines — and Get People Vaccinated

In an effort to understand what encourages people to get vaccinated, researchers from the Social Action Lab and the Annenberg Public Policy Center examined how state laws and policies affect vaccination rates.