Depictions of Science in Media & Resulting Opinion Formation
Michael A. Cacciatore (2023, March). “Depictions of Science in Media & Resulting Opinion Formation,” Invited presentation to the American Physical Society Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public (Session Focus: Misinformation) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Abstract: This presentation will provide an overview of science communication through the lens of misinformation. I will explore some of the reasons why misinformation has risen as a concern for science communicators, as well as what can (and cannot) be done to overcome it. Special attention will be paid to mediated depictions of science and what we know about how audiences process such information when forming opinions, including how this knowledge can shape the strategies we use to engage audiences and combat misinformation.
The landscape of mis(dis)information about science.
Abstract: This presentation is a broad overview of the issue of misinformation as it relates to public understanding of science and the communication of scientific information with public audiences. The […]
Grant Awarded: Misinformation Vulnerabilities among Elderly during Disease Outbreaks
Abstract: This study aims to identify the nature of, and find potential solutions to the kinds of vulnerabilities that misinformation imposes on older adults during infectious disease outbreaks with a […]