Science elicits hope in Americans – its positive brand doesn't need to be partisan

When you ask Americans what the word 'science' brings to mind, a majority respond 'hope.' Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.

Todd Newman, Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus public-opinion science-communication hope scientists surveys philanthropy-and-nonprofits branding beliefs march-for-science anti-science brands values brand science-of-science-communication

Scientific fieldwork 'caught in the middle' of US-Mexico border tensions

Government policies and dangerous conditions affect the ability of researchers working on both sides of the US-Mexico border to conduct scientific fieldwork.

Taylor Edwards, Associate Staff Scientist, University of Arizona • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: surveys cartels undocumented-migrants fieldwork us-mexico-border mexican-cartels drug-cartels science-diplomacy southern-border mexican-drug-cartels mexican-migrants undocumented-immigrants

New study shows staggering effect of coronavirus pandemic on America's mental health

While there have been spikes across the board, some groups are suffering more than others.

Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety young-adults millennials surveys gen-z

Here's how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.

Melissa Liu, Ph.D. Student in Psychology, IUPUI • conversation
April 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety stress coronavirus-2020 covid-19-pandemic surveys psychology-research worry coping-strategies coping stressed coronavirus-in-us coronavirus-anxiety

Americans disagree on how risky the coronavirus is, but most are changing their behavior anyway

Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.

Daniel Bennett, Assistant Professor (Research) of Economics, University of Southern California • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  risk  social-psychology  communication  altruism  surveys  human-behavior

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