Prof. Jon Krosnick says “you need to emphasize individual risk” as one tactic, adding that people must be convinced that they could actually die or become severely ill from the virus.
Although most people think legislators should listen to the public in making decisions, few think they do so.Research by Jon Krosnick
Patients that text during surgery need fewer narcotics to get through their operation than people playing angry birds.Research by Jeff Hancock
There are important differences in the uses and meanings assigned to audience metrics in the United States and France.Research by Angèle Christin
Surveillance-based for-profit media such as Facebook are creating new relationships between the arts, the corporation, and their respective publics.Research by Fred Turner
Ordinary Americans increasingly dislike and distrust those from the other partyResearch by Shanto Iyengar
How a country's pursuit of order, or "stability," turned an effort to alleviate poverty into a tool of surveillance and repression.Research by Jennifer Pan
Democracy is under siege in most countries, deliberative democracy can reinvigorate our democratic politics.Research by James Fishkin
An end-to-end system for capturing and analyzing the “screenome” of life in media.Research by Byron Reeves
An empirical evaluation of college students’ interest in self-tracking revealed several motivations that were related to individual characteristics and preferred tracking tools.Research by Gabriella Harari
Computational journalism promises to lower the cost of investigative journalism and increase demand among readers.Research by James Hamilton
How AR social interaction changes task performance, nonverbal behavior, and social connection with other physically co-located people.Research by Jeremy Bailenson
In the Department of Communication, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit.
2020-21 academic year
Prof. Jennifer Pan and colleagues have shown that discrimination against Chinese students in the U.S. may be making them more supportive of the nationalism and authoritarian rule practiced by the regime in Beijing.
Cheryl Phillips’ Big Local News team have been collecting, processing and releasing data sets that journalists can use in their coverage of the pandemic.
An interdisciplinary team from the Dept. of Communication and the Dept. of Epidemiology reveals reasons why people failed to comply to social distancing guidelines.
In this WSJ article, Prof. Jeremy Bailenson discusses why many of us are getting mentally exhausted from videoconferencing—whether for a work meeting, an online dance class, or a virtual happy hour.
Janine Zacharia and colleague Andrew Grotto discuss strategies for reporters and editors to write about disinformation, leaked material and propaganda in a responsible and timely way.