2012 conference papers

Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2012, March).Toxic talk? How online incivility can undermine perceptions of media credibility.Paper presented at the 2012 International Communication Association Regional Conference, Roubaix, France.

Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, August).Caustic comments: Measuring incivility in online comments and testing its effects on political participation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Anderson, A. A., Yeo, S. K., Jones, A. R., Moore, J. W., & Greenberg, A. E. (2012, November). Developing information efficacy in deliberative environments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2012). Communicating risks about science: Exploring the interactive effects of cognitive schema and journalist news frames on public risk perceptions. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Risk Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Corley, E. A., Shapira, P., & Youtie, J. (2012, April). Practicing what they preach? Comparing the self-reported attitudes of nanoscientists with their EHS publication records. Paper presented at the 12thInternational Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Cacciatore, M., Yeo, S. K., Anderson, A. A., Choi, D.-H., Su, L. Y.-F., Kim, J., . . . Brossard, D. (2012, August). Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Choi, D.-H., Cacciatore, M. A., Xenos, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D.(2012, May). The digital production gap: The role of news media use, information processing, and opinion expression. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Choi, D.-H., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A.(2012, May). Disentangling public opinion of nanotechnology: Exploring the interactive effects of news media, values, and information processing on opinion formation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

Jones, A. R., Anderson, A. A., Yeo, S. K., Brossard, D., Greenberg, A. E., & Moore, J. W. (2012, July). Small science, big decisions: Engaging adults through deliberation and consensus. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University Park, PA.

Kim, J., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, May). Definitions matter: Selective processing of mediated messages in online environments.Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

Kim, J. (2012, November). Selective attention, primed-encoding and the role of language in mediated scientific messages processing. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Li, N., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, November).Television, knowledge and nuclear power: Examining the cultivation effect of genre-specific television viewing on risk perception of nuclear power. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Runge, K. K., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2012, May). The brave new world of social communication: Exploring patterns of opinion dissemination in online news environments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

Runge, K., Kim, J., & Su, Y. F. (2012, November). No fallout: Public opinion of nuclear energy risk in the wake of Fukushima Daiichi disaster media coverage.Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Su, L. Y.-F., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, May). Public opinion and uncertain science: Exploring the dynamics behind real and perceived expertise gaps in nanotechnology. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

Su, L. Y.-F., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, April). Audience tectonics: Implications of changing news environments for public understanding of science. Paper presented at the 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Florence, Italy.

Su, L. Y.-F., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, August).Nanotechnology information seeking: The role of risk-benefit perceptions and knowledge. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Yeo, S. K., Runge, K. K., Li, N., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, May). The opinion dynamics surrounding nuclear energy in the U.S.: Exploring the interplay of risk perceptions, values, mass media use and knowledge on public support for nuclear energy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

Yeo, S. K., Anderson, A. A., Li, N., Runge, K. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, November). Exploring the interplay of values and use of information channels on public opinion of nuclear energy. Paper presented at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Yeo, S. K., Liang, X., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2012, November). Is the online environment changing the construction of scientific controversies? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.