The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has been the premier communication policy center in the country since its founding in 1994. By conducting and releasing research, staging conferences and hosting policy discussions, its scholars have addressed the role of communication in politics, adolescent behavior, child development, health care, civics and mental health, among other important arenas. The Center’s researchers have drafted materials that helped policy-makers, journalists, scholars, constituent groups and the general public better understand the role that media play in their lives and the life of the nation.

APPC’s work has informed the policy debates around campaign finance, children’s television, Internet privacy, tobacco advertising and the tone of discourse in Washington. Scholars at the Policy Center have offered guidance to journalists covering difficult stories, including terrorist threats, suicide and mental health. The Center’s discussions of key public policy issues have brought together industry representatives, advocates, government officials and the scholarly community. Its research has examined what messages work best to reduce the spread of HIV and drug use, how to improve candidate discourse and specific strategies for parents to use to monitor their children’s media exposure. APPC has developed materials to help educators and schools do a better job of teaching youth about civic responsibility, democracy and the Constitution.

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Papers from 2015

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Emotional Reaction Facilitates the Brain and Behavioral Impact of Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels in Smokers, An-Li Wang, Steven B. Lowen, Daniel Romer, Mario Giorno, and Daniel D. Langleben

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Emotional Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Reduce the Electrophysiological Brain Response to Smoking Cues, An-Li Wang, Daniel Romer, Igor Elman, Bruce I. Turetsky, Ruben Gur, and Daniel D. Langleben

Papers from 2014

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Violence in Popular U.S. Prime Time TV Dramas and the Cultivation of Fear: A Time Series Analysis, Patrick E. Jamieson and Daniel Romer

Papers from 2013

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Desire Versus Efficacy in Smokers’ Paradoxical Reactions to Pictorial Health Warnings for Cigarettes, Daniel Romer, Ellen Peters, Andrew A. Strasser, and Daniel D. Langleben

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Content Matters: Neuroimaging Investigation of Brain and Behavioral Impact of Televised Anti-Tobacco Public Service Announcements, An-Li Wang, Kosha Ruparel, James W. Loughead, Andrew A. Strasser, Shira J. Blady, Kevin G. Lynch, Daniel Romer, Joseph N. Cappella, Caryn Lerman, and Daniel D. Langleben

Papers from 2011

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Multiple Method Contraception Use Among African American Adolescents in Four US Cities, Jennifer L. Brown, Michael Hennessy, Jessica M. Sales, Ralph J. DiClemente, Laura F. Salazar, Peter A. Vanable, Michael P. Carey, Daniel Romer, Robert F. Valois, Larry K. Brown, and Bonita Stanton

Papers from 2007

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Identifying Best Practices in Civic Education: Lessons From the Student Voices Program, Lauren Feldman, Josh Pasek, Daniel Romer, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Papers from 1989

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Using Drama to Persuade, John Deighton, Daniel Romer, and Josh McQueen

Papers from 1981

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Social Ecology of Supervised Communal Facilities for Mentally Disabled Adults: VI. Initial Social Adaption, Tamar Heller, Gershon Berkson, and Daniel Romer

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Social Ecology of Supervised Communal Facilities for Mentally Disabled Adults: IV. Characteristics of Social Behavior, Daniel Romer

Papers from 1980

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Social Ecology of Supervised Communal Facilities for Mentally Disabled Adults: I. Introduction, Gershon Berkson and Daniel Romer

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Social Ecology of Supervised Communal Facilities for Mentally Disabled Adults: III. Predictors of Social Choice, Daniel Romer and Gershon Berkson

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Social Ecology of Supervised Communal Facilities for Mentally Disabled Adults: II. Predictors of Affiliation, Daniel Romer and Gershon Berkson

Papers from 1979

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Affiliation and Friendship of Mentally Retarded Residents in Group Homes, Sharon Landesman-Dwyer, Gershon Berkson, and Daniel Romer