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Released: 9-Jun-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Do Shared Life Experiences Make It Harder to Understand Others?
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Understanding each other’s thoughts and feelings is a vital component of successful relationships.

Released: 3-Mar-2022 10:35 AM EST
The Black Lives Matter Movement, but not COVID-19, Encouraged Voters Toward Biden in the 2020 Election
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Due to the visibility of BLM protests in 2020, swing voters registered more awareness about discrimination against Black Americans. As a result, they became more likely to vote for the party they felt would best rectify that inequity — Democrats. COVID-19, meanwhile, did not show much impact on vote choice.

Released: 17-Feb-2022 12:05 PM EST
New Solutions to Bridging Wikipedia’s Gender Gap
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Wikipedia has a major gender inequity problem. In a new study, Annenberg School for Communication researchers evaluate how feminist interventions are closing the gap, and how they could improve.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 9:40 AM EST
Hard Barriers and Soft Power: Study Assesses Outsider Perceptions of Border Walls
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Regardless of a person's national origin, this study found that border walls carry universal meaning in people's minds: Border walls cause people to lower their regard for countries on both sides of the wall, and particularly so for the country that built the wall. This may diminish a country's "soft power" - the perceived attractiveness of the country's culture, foreign policy, and values - leading to diminished influence.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 1:50 PM EST
Clinician peer networks remove race and gender bias
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

A University of Pennsylvania study published in Nature Communications offers striking evidence that network science can be used to remove race and gender bias in clinical settings. The study, led by Professor Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, offers an effective new way to ensure safer, more equitable health care for women and minorities through managing clinician peer networks.

   

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