Departmental Papers (ASC)

 

The Annenberg School stands at the forefront of basic and applied empirical research on the institutions, processes, nature, and consequences of communication. This research is based on theories, methods, and knowledge emerging from our own discipline as well those adapted from cognate disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Many Annenberg faculty members are jointly appointed or hold secondary faculty positions in other schools and departments at Penn. Annenberg faculty and students regularly collaborate with each other and with faculty, researchers, and students from Penn’s other distinguished schools and centers.

The result of this inter- and intra-disciplinary research network is a faculty and student body with the theoretical, methodological and substantive breadth, depth, and agility to produce cutting-edge research on the most pressing communication-centered issues of the twenty-first century.

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Papers from 2018

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Persuasion and Influence: What Makes a Successful Persuader?, Elisa C. Baek and Emily B. Falk

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Interventions Highlighting Hypocrisy Reduce Collective Blame of Muslims for Individual Acts of Violence and Assuage Anti-Muslim Hostility, Emile Bruneau, Nour Kteily, and Emily B. Falk

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A Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Replication of the Sunscreen Persuasion Paradigm, Shannon M. Burns, Lianne N. Barnes, Perri L. Katzman, Daniel L. Ames, Emily B. Falk, and Matthew D. Lieberman

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Time-Evolving Dynamics in Brain Networks Forecast Responses to Health Messaging, Nicole Cooper, Javier O. Garcia, Steven Tompson, Matthew B. O'Donnell, Emily B. Falk, and Jean M. Vettel

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Associations between Coherent Neural Activity, Nicole Cooper, Steven Tompson, Matthew B. O'Donnell, Jean M. Vettel, Danielle S. Bassett, and Emily B. Falk

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Network Approaches to Understand Individual Differences in Brain Connectivity: Opportunities for Personality Neuroscience, Steven Tompson, Emily B. Falk, Jean M. Vettel, and Danielle S. Bassett

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Individual Differences in Learning Social and Non-Social Network Structures, Steven Tompson, Ari E. Kahn, Emily B. Falk, Jean M. Vettel, and Danielle S. Bassett

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Divided We Feel: Partisan Politics Drive American's Emotions Regarding Surveillance of Low-Income Populations, Joseph Turow, Michael Hennessy, Nora Draper, Ope Akanbi, and Diami Virgilio

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Global Brain Dynamics during Social Exclusion Predict Subsequent Behavioral Conformity, Nick Wasylyshyn, Brett H. Falk, Javier O. Garcia, Christopher N. Cascio, Matthew B. O'Donnell, C. R. Bingham, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, Jean M. Vettel, and Emily B. Falk

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Semantic Networks and Applications in Public Opinion Research, Sijia Yang and Sandra González-Bailón

Papers from 2017

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The Value of Sharing Information: A Neural Account of Information Transmission, Elisa C. Baek, Christin Scholz, Matthew B. O'Donnell, and Emily B. Falk

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Online Supplementary Materials: Promising Themes for Antismoking Campaigns Targeting Youth and Young Adults, Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Ani Momjian-Kybert, Jiaying Liu, and Robert C. Hornik

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Parochial Empathy Predicts Reduced Altruism and the Endorsement of Passive Harm, Emile Bruneau, Mina Cikara, and Rebecca Saxe

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The Enemy as Animal: Symmetric Dehumanization during Asymmetric Warfare, Emile Bruneau and Nour Kteily

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The Unique Effects of Blatant Dehumanization on Attitudes and Behavior towards Muslim Refugees during the European 'Refugee Crisis' Across Four Countries, Emile Bruneau, Nour Kteily, and Lasse Laustsen

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Giving the Underdog a Leg Up: A Counternarrative of Nonviolent Resistance Improves Sustained Third-Party Support of a Disempowered Group, Emile Bruneau, Daniel Lane, and Muniba Saleem

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How Do User Stories Inspire Design? A Study of Cultural Probes, Ozge Merzali Celikoglu, Sebnem Timur Ogut, and Klaus Krippendorff

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Coherent Activity between Brain Regions that Code for Value is Linked to the Malleability of Human Behavior, Nicole Cooper, Danielle S. Bassett, and Emily B. Falk

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Backlash: The Politics and Real-World Consequences of Minority Group Dehumanization, Nour Kteily and Emile Bruneau

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Darker Demons of Our Nature: The Need to (Re)Focus Attention on Blatant Forms of Dehumanization, Nour Kteily and Emile Bruneau

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The Limits of Partisan Prejudice, Yphtach Lelkes and Sean J. Westwood

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The Influence of Peer Behavior as a Function of Social and Cultural Closeness: A Meta-Analysis of Normative Influence on Adolescent Smoking Initiation and Continuation, Jiaying Liu, Siman Zhao, Xi Chen, Emily B. Falk, and Dolores Albarracín

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Beyond Stereotypes of Adolescent Risk Taking: Placing the Adolescent Brain in Developmental Context, Daniel Romer, Valerie F. Reyna, and Theodore D. Satterthwaite

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Who Likes to be Reachable? Availability Preferences, Weak Ties, and Bridging Social Capital, Penny Trieu, Joseph B. Bayer, Nicole B. Ellison, Sarita Schonebeck, and Emily B. Falk

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Executive Function Capacities, Negative Driving Behavior and Crashes in Young Drivers, Elizabeth A. Walshe, Chelsea Ward McIntosh, Daniel Romer, and Flaura Winston

Papers from 2016

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The Dynamics of Information-Driven Coordination Phenomena: A Transfer Entropy Analysis, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Nicola Perra, Bruno Goncalves, Sandra González-Bailón, Alex Arenas, Yamir Moreno, and Alessandro Vespignani

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Preventing and Reducing Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults: A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions, 2008-2013, Emily Brennan, Michelle Jeong, Ani Momjian-Kybert, and Robert Hornik

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Self-Affirmation Activates Brain Systems Associated with Self-Related Processing and Reward and is Reinforced by Future Orientation, Christopher N. Cascio, Matthew B. O'Donnell, Francis J. Tinney, Matthew D. Lieberman, Shelley D. Taylor, Victor J. Strecher, and Emily B. Falk

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Functional Brain Imaging Predicts Public Health Campaign Success, Emily B. Falk, Matthew B. O'Donnell, Steven Tompson, Richard Gonzalez, Sonya Dal Cin, Victor J. Strecher, Kenneth M. Cummings, and Lawrence An

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Presentation on "Measuring Social Phenomena", Sandra González-Bailón and Markus Strohmaier

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Young Adult Smokers' Neural Response to Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels, Adam E. Green, Darren Mays, Emily B. Falk, Donna Vallone, Natalie Gallagher, Amanda Richardson, Kenneth P. Tercyak, David B. Abrams, and Raymond S. Niaura

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Misunderstanding Reliability, Klaus Krippendorff

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Rediseñar el diseño Una invitación a un futuro responsable, Klaus Krippendorff

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Rediseñar El Diseño Una Invitación A Un Futuro Responsable, Klaus Krippendorff

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They See Us as Less Than Human: Metadehumanization Predicts Intergroup Conflict via Reciprocal Dehumanization, Nour Kteily, Gordon Hodson, and Emile Bruneau

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Waves of Struggle: The History and Future of American Media Reform, Victor Pickard

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Identifying Promising Campaign Themes to Prevent Youth Initiation of Electronic Cigarette Use, Angeline Sangalang, Allyson Volinsky, Qinghua Yang, Jiaying Liu, Stella Lee, Laura A. Gibson, and Robert Hornik

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Narrative Agency in Hashtag Activism: The Case of #BlackLivesMatter, Guobin Yang

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Journalism’s Deep Memory: Cold War Mindedness and Coverage of Islamic State, Barbie Zelizer

Papers from 2015

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The Critical Periphery in the Growth of Social Protests, Pablo Barberá, Ning Wang, Richard Bonneau, John Jost, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua Tucker, and Sandra González-Bailón

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Minding the Gap: Narrative Descriptions about Mental States Attenuate Parochial Empathy, Emile Bruneau, Mina Cikara, and Rebecca Saxe

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Empathic Control through Coordinated Interaction of Amygdala, Theory of Mind and Extended Pain Matrix Brain Regions, Emile Bruneau, Nir Jacoby, and Rebecca Saxe

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Buffering Social Influence: Neural Correlates of Response Inhibition Predict Driving Safety in the Presence of a Peer, Christopher N. Cascio, Joshua Carp, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Francis J. Tinney Jr, C Raymond Bingham, Jean T. Shope, Marie Claude Ouimet, Anuj K. Pradhan, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, and Emily B. Falk

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Brain Activity in Self- and Value-Related Regions in Response to Online Antismoking Messages Predicts Behavior Change, Nicole Cooper, Steven Tompson, Matthew B. O'Donnell, and Emily B. Falk

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Neural Prediction of Communication-Relevant Outcomes, Emily B. Falk, Christopher N. Cascio, and Jason C. Coronel

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Automated Content Analysis of Online Political Communication, Sandra Gonález-Bailón and Ross Petchler

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Presentation on "Network Science and the Study of Political Protests", Sandra González-Bailón

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Traces and Hopes of Design Research: An Interview with Gui Bonsiepe, Klaus Krippendorff, Siegfried Maser, and René Spitz, Sandra Groll and Kate Hunter

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Investing in Communication for Nutrition Related to Agriculture in India, Robert Hornik, Danielle Naugle, William Smith, and Tanya Trevors

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Investing in Communication for Nutrition Related to Agriculture in Ethiopia, Robert Hornik, Danielle Naugle, and Tanya Trevors

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Where Are Opinion Leaders Leading Us?, Elihu Katz

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Can Text Messages Increase Empathy and Prosocial Behavior? The Development and Initial Validation of Text to Connect, Sara H. Konrath, Emily B. Falk, Andrea Fuhrel-Forbis, Mary Liu, James Swain, Richard Tolman, Rebecca Cunningham, and Maureen Walton

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The Ascent of Man: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence for Blatant Dehumanization, Nour Kteily, Emile Bruneau, Adam Waytz, and Sarah Cotterill

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Conclusion: Confronting Market Failure, Victor Pickard

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Experimental Effects of Pre-Drive Arousal on Teenage Simulated Driving Performance in the Presence of a Teenage Passenger, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, C. R. Bingham, Kaigang Li, Jean Slope, Anuj K. Pradhan, Emily B. Falk, and Paul S. Albert

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The Tradeoff Fallacy - How Marketers Are Misrepresenting American Consumers and Opening Them up to Exploitation, Joseph Turow, Michael Hennessy, and Nora A. Draper

Papers from 2014

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The Turkish Al-Jazeera? TRT, Omar Al-Ghazzi and Marwan M. Kraidy

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Narcissists Social Pain Seen Only in the Brain, Christopher N. Cascio, Sara H. Konrath, and Emily B. Falk

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Advertising, Big Data, and the Clearance of the Public Realm: Marketers’ New Approaches to the Content Subsidy, Nick Couldry and Joseph Turow

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Neural Responses to Exclusion Predict Susceptibility to Social Influence, Emily B. Falk, Christopher N. Cascio, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Joshua Carp, Francis J. Tinney Jr, C Raymond Bingham, Jean T. Shope, Marie Claude Ouimet, Anuj K. Pradhan, and Bruce G. Simons-Morton

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Online Social Networks and Bottom-Up Politics, Sandra González-Bailón

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Seminar on "The Emergence of Roles in Large-Scale Networks of Communication", Sandra González-Bailón

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The Emergence of Roles in Large-Scale Networks of Communication, Sandra González-Bailón, Ning Wang, and Javier Borge-Holthoefer

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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

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On the Efficacy and Mediation of a One-on-One HIV Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial, John B. Jemmott III, Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ann O'Leary, Larry D. Icard, Scott E. Rutledge, Robin Stevens, Janet Hsu, and Alisa J. Stephens

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Religion and Realpolitik: Reflections on Sacrifice, Carolyn Marvin

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Film: Visual Literacy, Paul Messaris

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Big Data in the New Media Environment: Commentary on Bentley, O'Brien, & Brock (2014), Matthew B. O'Donnell, Emily B. Falk, and Sara H. Konrath

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Laying Low the Shibboleth of a Free Press, Victor Pickard

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Salvation or Folly? The Promises and Perils of Digital Paywalls, Victor Pickard

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Salvation or Folly? The Promises and Perils of Digital Paywalls, Victor Pickard and Alex Williams

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Experimental Effects of Injunctive Norms on Simulated Risky Driving Among Teenage Males, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, Anuj K. Pradhan, C Raymond Bingham, Emily B. Falk, Kaigang Li, Marie Claude Ouimet, Farideh Almani, and Jean T. Shope

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The Case for Studying In-Store Media, Joseph Turow

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Americans, Marketers, and the Internet: 1999-2012, Joseph Turow, Amy Bleakley, John Bracken, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Nora A. Draper, Lauren Feldman, Nathaniel Good, Jens Grossklags, Michael Hennessy, Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Rowan Howard-Williams, Jennifer King, Su Li, Kimberly Meltzer, Deirdre K. Mulligan, and Lilach Nir

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Internet Activism & the Party-State in China, Guobin Yang

Papers from 2013

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Diffusion Dynamics With Changing Network Composition, Raquel A. Baños, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Nang Wang, Yamir Moreno, and Sandra González-Bailón

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Beyond Brain Mapping: Using Neural Measures to Predict Real-World Outcomes, Elliot T. Berkman and Emily B. Falk

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Cascading Behaviour in Complex Soci-Technical Networks, Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Raquel A. Baños, Sandra González-Bailón, and Yamir Moreno

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Identifying Potential Target Beliefs for a Mass Media Campaign Aimed at Preventing Progression to Daily Tobacco Use: Final Findings and Recommendations for 18 – 25 Year Old Non-Daily Tobacco Users, Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Jiaying Liu, and Robert Hornik

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Identifying Potential Target Beliefs for a Mass Media Campaign Aimed at Encouraging Smoking Cessation: Final Findings and Recommendations for 18 – 25 Year Old Current Cigarette Smokers, Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Jiaying Liu, and Robert C. Hornik

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Identifying Potential Target Beliefs for a Smoking Prevention Mass Media Campaign: Final Findings and Recommendations for 18 – 25 year old never tobacco users, Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Jiaying Liu, and Robert C. Hornik

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Exploring Young People’s Beliefs About Menthol Cigarettes, Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Ani Momjian, and Robert C. Hornik

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Identifying Potential Target Beliefs for a Youth-Focused Smoking Prevention Mass Media Campaign: Final Findings and Recommendations for 13 – 17 Year Old Non-Smokers, Emily Brennan, Laura Gibson, Ani Momjian, and Robert C. Hornik

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How We Know It Hurts: Item Analysis of Written Narratives Reveals Distinct Neural Responses to Others' Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering, Emile Bruneau, Nicholas Dufour, and Rebecca Saxe

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What Is a Representative Brain? Neuroscience Meets Population Science, Emily B. Falk, Luke W. Hyde, Colter Mitchell, Jessica Faul, Richard Gonzalez, Mary M. Heitzeg, Daniel P. Keating, Kenneth M. Langa, Meghan E. Martz, Julie Maslowsky, Frederick J. Morrison, Douglas C. Noll, Megan E. Patrick, Fabian T. Pfeffer, Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Moriah E. Thomason, Pamela Davis-Kean, Christopher S. Monk, and John Schulenberg

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Creating Buzz: The Neural Correlates of Effective Message Propagation, Emily B. Falk, Sylvia A. Morelli, B Locke Welbourne, Karl Dambacher, and Matthew D. Lieberman

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Social Science in the Era of Big Data, Sandra Gonález-Bailón

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Big Data and the Fabric of Human Geography, Sandra González-Bailón

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Messages, Micro-Targeting, and New Media Technologies, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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The Challenges Facing Civic Education in the 21st Century, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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"Turkish Rambo": Geopolitical Dramas as Narrative Counter-Hegemony, Marwan M. Kraidy and Omar Al-Ghazzi

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Presumptive Space and the Tibetan Struggle for Visibility in Lhasa, Carolyn Marvin

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How to Make Money From Subliminal Advertising and Motivation Research, Paul Messaris

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Social Democracy or Corporate Libertarianism? Conflicting Media Policy Narratives in the Wake of Market Failure, Victor Pickard

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‘‘The Air Belongs to the People’’: The Rise and Fall of a Postwar Radio Reform Movement, Victor Pickard

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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 2012

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The Right to Move: A Multidisciplinary Lifespan Conceptual Framework, Toni C. Antonucci, James A. Ashton-Miller, Jennifer Brant, Emily B. Falk, Jeffrey B. Halter, Levent Hamdemir, Sara H. Konrath, Joyce M. Lee, Wayne R. McCullough, Carol C. Persad, Roland Seydel, Jacqui Smith, and Noah J. Webster

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Interactive Effects of Three Core Goal Pursuit Processes on Brain Control Systems: Goal Maintenance, Performance Monitoring, and Response Inhibition, Elliot T. Berkman, Emily B. Falk, and Matthew D. Lieberman

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Mass Media Campaigns to Reduce Smoking Among Youth and Young Adults: Documenting Potential Campaign Targets and Reviewing the Evidence From Previous Campaigns, Emily Brennan, Ani Momjian, Michelle Jeong, Danielle Naugle, Sarah Parvanta, and Robert C. Hornik