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Can the Effects of Fake News be Reversed by Affirming the Self?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Dustin Carnahan

In the age of fake news, concerns about misinformation seem to have reached a pinnacle in U.S. society. A new research study to be published in Human Communication…

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Two MSU Comm Arts Profs Get Top Research Paper Awards

Monday, March 5, 2018
Assistant Professors in the Department of Communication, Allison Eden and Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, have been awarded Top Paper Awards from the National Communication Association (NCA).

Assistant Professors in the Department of Communication, Allison Eden and Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, have been awarded Top Paper Awards from the National Communication Association (NCA). Eden’s work concerns decision making in the context of…

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Using Communication to Reduce Food Waste

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Food waste image

New research from the Michigan State University shows that people from the United States and China respond differently to mass media and social media campaigns related to food…

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Communication Professors Receive Grant for Health Research

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
James Dearing and Maria Lipinski

Michigan State University communication professors James Dearing and Maria Lapinski have received a grant to research which effective and low-cost healthcare practices from other countries could be successful…

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Why is Facebook so Hard to Resist?

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Allison Eden, assistant professor of Communication, poses in a computer lab on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University’s Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication….

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Most Michiganders Favor Environment Over Economy

Friday, March 3, 2017
Dan Bergan poes on Monday February 27, 2017.

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percent favor…

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Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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Communication Professors Named ICA Fellows

Monday, June 13, 2016
William Donohue and Frank Boster

William Donohue (left) and Frank Boster (right), professors in the Communication Department, join a large group of ComArtSci faculty who have been acknowledged by the International Communication Association (ICA). Both…

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