health

With literally hundreds of articles vying for our attention daily, getting your campaign noticed isn’t always easy, so to reach their audiences, communicators sometimes turn to a popular, but underused tool: humor

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Posted: July 6, 2016

Research suggests you can creatively and strategically use psychology, visuals and people’s everyday surroundings to curb overeating.

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Posted: June 27, 2016

Social media sites like Facebook have a reputation for spreading misinformation. But providing corrective information through the site has the potential to reduce misperceptions – at least in some cases, according to a new study by researchers Leticia Bode and Emily K. Vraga, published in the August 2015 issue of…

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Posted: April 4, 2016

Research & Insights

Destigmatizing Mental Illness

By Wayne Rivera How people think about the causes of mental illness has an impact on how they treat others with the illness. People are more likely to stigmatize others who have a mental illness when they think it is caused by genetics rather than the environment, according to a…

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Posted: March 21, 2016

Many are searching for ways to boost support for those overseas who are suffering from the outbreaks of infectious diseases. Communications scholar Janet Yang from the University of Buffalo found that evoking feelings of sadness can increase support for countries plagued by infectious diseases, like ebola. The findings were published…

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Posted: February 8, 2016

From public health to the front lines of the feminist, climate justice and #blacklivesmatter movements, these five scholars are driving change with their work.

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Posted: February 4, 2016

Storytelling can encourage women to get vaccinated against HPV — but only if the audience can relate to at least one character in the story.

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Posted: November 11, 2015