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Having a Strong Life Purpose Eases the Loneliness of COVID-19 Isolation

Those who felt their life was guided by meaningful values or goals were more willing to engage in COVID-19 protective behaviors.

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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.

Andrews and Haywood Named Presidential Ph.D. Fellows

Doctoral students Mary E. Andrews and Antoine Haywood are recipients of the new Penn Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship, which includes three years of funding.

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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.

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Call for Applications: Health Communication Postdoctoral Fellow

Professor Andy Tan is hiring a postdoc to work with the Health Communication & Equity Lab.

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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.

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Annenberg Researchers Use Data Science Skills for Social Justice

Jake Parelman and Matt O'Donnell are working with Amistad Law Project to track COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania prisons.

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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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Virtual Reality Trains Public to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

Researchers have developed an immersive video to train people on carrying and using naloxone.