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Social Circles Protect Against Depression In Elder Adults, Research Finds

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Older man and woman sitting on park bench

Researchers in MSU’s Department of Communication examine the layers of social connection and impacts on functioning in older adults. A new study published in Psychology and Aging shows…

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Storyteller’s Film Honored at Cannes International Independent Film Festival

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Photo of a camera on a stand.

After studying Communication and Journalism at MSU, Pamela Sherrod Anderson’s films debut on the world stage. “In a way, I feel like the stories find me.” All her…

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Understanding The Impact Of Norms And Emotions On Social Distancing During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Person on cell phone during the pandemic

Researchers at MSU’s Health & Risk Communication Center receive a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the relationships among social norms and risk reduction behaviors…

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There’s a Dark Political History to Language that Strips People of their Dignity

Friday, August 2, 2019
Tan books are touching brim to brim, all labeled language

William A. Donohue, distinguished professor of communication at Michigan State University, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news…

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Communication Professor Named to EPA Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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James Dearing, Ph.D., professor, and chairperson of the Department of Communication at MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, has accepted an invitation to serve on an advisory…

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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
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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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