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Will COVID19 Finally Push us to Prioritize Outreach and Communications?

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Liz Foote Maui June 17, 2020 12:22 AM
I recently came across this article, “‘By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail’: Lessons from the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic.” when one of the co-authors (Jeff French)…

Emerging from COVID-19 lockdown

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Julie Cook Kitchener June 05, 2020 12:59 AM
So many of us are thinking right now about how the world will transition out of COVID-19 lockdown. This blog post from Griffith University features Professor Jeff French, who is t…

Mask Use, Messaging, and Social Norms

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Liz Foote Maui June 03, 2020 01:58 AM
As someone who’s had an N-95 mask in my carry on flight kit for years (alongside my spray bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol…), I have been really interested in following all the messa…

Stand Against Corona Pledge and Study Results on Prosocial Messaging to Motivate Collective Action

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Liz Foote Maui May 28, 2020 01:40 AM
Did anyone see, or participate in, the #StandAgainstCorona online pledge? So far over 2700 people have taken the pledge. It was actually created as an field experiment to test dif…

Dog Poop Citizen Science Examples?

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Liz Foote Maui May 21, 2020 10:56 PM
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of any examples of citizen science programs focused on pet waste. I asked on Twitter and did a bit of a search but didn't turn up much.…

Scoreboard advertising at sporting events as a health promotion medium.

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Lynch, B.M. & Dunn, J. (2003). Scoreboard advertising at sporting events as a health promotion medium. Health Education Research, 18(4), 488-492.
This report describes spectator recall of SunSmart skin cancer prevention advertising displayed on the Brisbane Cricket Ground scoreboard at intermittent periods throughout the 19…

Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum.

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Hesse, B.W., Beckjord, E., Rutten, L.J.F., Fagerlin, A., & Cameron, L.D. (2015). Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum. American Psychologist, 70(2), 198-210.
Over the past decade, dramatic changes brought about by a rapid diffusion of Internet technologies, cellular telephones, mobile devices, personal digital assistants, electronic he…

Memorable messages and the H1N1 flu virus.

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Miczo, N., Danhour, E., Lester, K. E., & Bryant, J. (2013). Memorable messages and the H1N1 flu virus. Western Journal of Communication, 77(5), 625-644.
This study applied the control theory explanation of memorable message to H1N1 prevention. Participants (N = 204) described an H1N1 prevention memorable message and then evaluated…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

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Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.
Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…
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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…

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