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Graham Dixon, Ph.D. (Cornell University, 2014), is an assistant professor specializing in media psychology, science communication, and risk perception. His research centers on media effects of controversial science and health topics, with a theoretical focus on motivated reasoning, heuristics, and normative influence. He is a member of Murrow's Science Communication Research Group and is affiliated with the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion.
His research is published in Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Science Communication, and Environment and Behavior, among others.
ComStrat 309 - Quantitative Research Methods
ComSoc 480 - Science Communication Campaigns
Com 105 - Communication Across Global Contexts
Com 564 - Research Methods for Professionals
Dixon, G. (2015). Negative affect as a mechanism of exemplification effects: An experiment on two-sided message recall and risk perception. Communication Research. Advance online access. doi: 10.1177/0093650215579222
Dixon, G., McKeever, B., Holton, A., Clarke, C., & Eosco, G. (2015). The power of a picture: Overcoming scientific misinformation by communicating weight of evidence information with visual exemplars. Journal of Communication, 65, 639-659 doi: 10.1111/jcom.12159
Dixon, G., Deline, M., McComas, K., Chambliss, L., & Hoffmann, M. (2015). Using comparative feedback to influence workplace energy conservation. Environment and Behavior. 47, 667-693. doi:10.1177/0013916513520417
Dixon, G. & Clarke, C. (2013). Heightening uncertainty around certain science: Media coverage, false balance, and the autism-vaccine controversy. Science Communication, 35(5), 358-382. doi: 10.1177/1075547012458290