2020 Peer-Reviewed Articles

Besley, J. C., Newman, T. P., Dudo, A., & Tiffany, L. A. (2020). Exploring scholars’ public engagement goals in Canada and the United States. Public Understanding of Science. DOI: 10.1177/0963662520950671 

Chen, K., Bao, L., Shao, A., Ho, P., Yang, S., Wirz, C., Brossard, D., Brauer, M., & Diprete Brown, L. (2020). How public perceptions of social distancing evolved over a critical time period: communication lessons learnt from the American state of Wisconsin. Journal of Science Communication, 19(5), A11. DOI: 10.22323/2.19050211

Choung, H., Newman, T.P. & Stenhouse, N. (2020). The role of epistemic beliefs in predicting citizen interest and engagement with science and technology. International Journal of Science Education, Part B. DOI: 10.1080/21548455.2020.1774094.

Howell, E. L., Wirz, C. D., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2020). Deference and decision-making in science and society: How deference to scientific authority goes beyond confidence in science and scientists to become authoritarianism. Public Understanding of Science, DOI: 10.1177/0963662520962741.

Howell, E. L., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., Kwon, S., Youtie, J., & Shapira, P.  (2020). Scientists’ and the Publics’ Views of Synthetic Biology. In Synthetic Biology 2020: Frontiers in Risk Analysis and Governance.

Howell, E. L., Yang, S., Beets, B. Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M.A. (2020). What do we (not) know about global views of human gene editing? Insights and blind spots in the CRISPR era. The CRISPR Journal 3(3): 148-155.  DOI /10.1089/crispr.2020.0004

Krause, N.M., Freiling, I., Beets, B., & Brossard, D. (2020). Fact-Checking as Risk Communication: The Multi-Layered Risk of Misinformation in Times of COVID-19. Journal of Risk Research. DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2020.1756385

Lull, R. B., Akin, H., Hallman, W. K., Brossard, D., & Jamieson, K. H. (2020). Modeling risk perceptions, benefit perceptions, and approval of releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes as a response to Zika virus. Environmental Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1685558

Mueller-Herbst, J. M., Xenos, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2020). Saw It on Facebook: The Role of Social Media in Facilitating Science Issue Awareness. Social Media+ Society6(2),  DOI: 10.1177/2056305120930412

Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2020). Of society, nature, and health: How perceptions of specific risks and benefits of genetically engineered foods shape public rejection. Environmental Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1710227

Rose, K. M., Markowitz, E. M., & Brossard, D. (2020). Scientists’ incentives and attitudes toward public communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(3), 1274. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1916740117

Scheufele, D. A., Krause, N. M., Freiling, I., & Brossard, D. (2020). How not to lose the COVID-19 communication war. Issues in Science and Technology, April 17. Retrieved from https://issues.org/covid-19-communication-war/

Su, L. Y.-F., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2020). Political and personality predispositions and topical contexts matter: Effects of uncivil comments on science news engagement intentions. New Media & Society. DOI:10.1177/1461444820904365

Wirz, C. D., Howell, E. L., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2020). The state of GMOs on social media: An analysis of state-level variables and discourse on Twitter in the United States. Politics and the Life Sciences, 1-16. DOI: 10.1017/pls.2020.15 

Wirz, C. D., Mayorga, M., & Johnson, B. B. (2020). A Longitudinal Analysis of Americans’ Media Sources, Risk Perceptions, and Judged Need for Action during the Zika Outbreak. Health Communication, 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1773707 

Wirz, C. D., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2020). Societal Debates About Emerging Genetic Technologies: Toward a Science of Public Engagement. Environmental Communication, 14(7), 859-864. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2020.1811478