Risk communication

By exploring topics such as the influences of information-seeking behavior regarding nanotechnology and the perceptions of risks and benefits of nuclear power post-Fukushima, the research group is helping to paint the picture of how publics perceive and respond to the risks and benefits of emerging science and technology.

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Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Shaw, B. R., & Corley, E. A. (2011). Measuring risks/benefits perceptions of emerging technologies and their potential impact on communication of public opinion toward science. Public Understanding of Science. doi:10.1177/0963662510390159

Binder, A. R., Hillback, E. D., & Brossard, D. (2015). Conflict or Caveats? Effects of Media Portrayals of Scientific Uncertainty on Audience Perceptions of New Technologies. Risk Analysis. doi: 10.1111/risa.12462

Kim, J., Yeo, S. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2014). Disentangling the influence of value predispositions and risk/benefit perceptions on support for nanotechnology among the American public.Risk Analysis, 34(5), 965-980. doi: 10.1111/risa.12141

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.