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 2015

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The Many Facets of Genetic Literacy: Assessing the Scalability of Multiple Measures for Broad Use in Survey Research, Leah R. Abrams, Colleen M. McBride, Gillian W. Hooker, Joseph N. Cappella, and Laura M. Koehly

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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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Controlling Public Opinion: What the Debate over 'The Dress' Reveals, Damon Centola

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The Social Origins of Networks and Diffusion, Damon Centola

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The Spontaneous Emergence of Conventions: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution, Damon Centola and Andrea Baronchelli

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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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Hijacking #myNYPD: Social media dissent and networked counterpublics, Sarah Jackson

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Implications of the Demise of “Fact” in Political Discourse, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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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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Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, Media Mogul, Marwan Kraidy

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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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In Face on Facebook: Brooklyn’s Drag Community and Sociotechnical Practices of Online Communication, Jessa Lingel and Adam Golub

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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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Communication in Action: Bridging Research and Policy - Introduction, Jason A. Smith, Mark Lloyd, and Victor Pickard

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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

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Child in Warsaw Ghetto, 1943, Barbie Zelizer

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Efficacy and Causal Mechanism of an Online Social Media Intervention to Increase Physical Activity: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial, Jingwen Zhang, Devon Brackbill, Sijia Yang, and Damon Centola

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Identifying the Effects of Social Media on Health Behavior: Data from a Large-Scale Online Experiment, Jingwen Zhang, Devon Brackbill, Sijia Yang, and Damon Centola

Papers from 2014

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

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The Annenberg Media Environment Survey: Media Access and Use in US Homes with Children and Adolescents, Amy Bleakley, Sarah E. Vaala, Amy B. Jordan, and Daniel Romer

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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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What Constitution Day Means and Why it Matters, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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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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Media Industries in Revolutionary Times, Marwan Kraidy

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The Geoweb and Everyday Life: An Analysis of Spatial Tactics and Volunteered Geographic Information, Jessa Lingel and Bradley W. Bishop

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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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Moving the Needle, Filling the Streets, Monroe Price

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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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Neo-Ottoman Cool 2: Turkish Nation Branding and Arabic-Language Transnational Broadcasting, Omar Al-Ghazzi and Marwan Kraidy

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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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Framing Megan Williams: Intersecting Discourses of Race, Class, and Gender in Television News Coverage of Racialized Rape, Sarah Jackson

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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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The Body As Medium in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities, Marwan Kraidy

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Neo-Ottoman Cool: Turkish Popular Culture in the Arab Public Sphere, Marwan Kraidy and Omar Al-Ghazzi

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

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The Digital Remains: Social Media and Practices of Online Grief, Jessa Lingel

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The Value of Community Ethnography in Public Library Crisis Preparation, Jessa Lingel

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“Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe”: Information Poverty, Information Norms, and Stigma, Jessa Lingel and Danah Boyd

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Left Behind: End Times for a Media Technology Paradigm, Carolyn Marvin

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

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Your Smart Phones Are Hot Pockets to Us: Context Collapse in a Mobilized Age, Carolyn Marvin

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

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Reflections On Hearing The Other Side, In Theory And In Practice, Diana Mutz

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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

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War and Conflict Through Magnum’s Eyes, Barbie Zelizer

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Why Journalism Has Always Pushed Perception Alongside Reality, Barbie Zelizer

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

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In-Group/Out-Group Distinctions—Neuroscience Findings and Upshot, Emile Bruneau

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The Power of Being Heard: The Benefits of 'Perspective-Giving' in the Context of Intergroup Conflict, Emile Bruneau and Rebecca Saxe

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Can Neuroscience Advance Our Understanding of Core Questions in Communication Studies? An Overview of Communication Neuroscience, Emily B. Falk

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From Neural Responses to Population Behavior: Neural Focus Group Predicts Population-Level Media Effects, Emily B. Falk, Elliot T. Berkman, and Matthew D. Lieberman

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Getting the Word Out: Neural Correlates of Enthusiastic Message Propagation, Emily B. Falk, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, and Matthew D. Lieberman

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An Imaging Genetics Approach to Understanding Social Influence, Emily B. Falk, Baldwin M. Way, and Agnes J. Jasinska

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Identifying Potential Targets for a Mass Media Campaign to Reduce Youth and Young Adult Smoking Behavior, Robert C. Hornik, Emily Brennan, Ani Momjian, Michelle Jeong, Danielle Naugle, and Sarah Parvanta

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Does the US Media Have a Liberal Bias, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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Teaching Critical Thinking by Asking "Could Lincoln Be Elected Today?", Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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Women Should Take Leadership Roles Whenever They Can, Kathleen Hall Jamieson