University of Wisconsin–Madison
309 Hiram Smith Hall (map)
1545 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1215
E-mail: scheufele at wisc.edu
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During the academic year, click here to schedule an appointment through Google Calendar.
(Click here for current C.V.)
December 5, 2014: Elected to Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (German National Academy of Science and Engineering)
October 26, 2014: Plenary talk on Making Science Relevant in Today’s Society at The Wilflife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
October 20, 2014: Talk on public interfaces of Complex Materials, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
October 2, 2014: New Op-Ed in The Scientist with Sara Yeo et al. on social media use among academics
September 19, 2014: Talk on bridging public-science divides at Duke Science & Society Science Communication Fellows Program
September 18, 2014: New article in PNAS on the inherent political nature of public debates surrounding (modern) science
September 18, 2014: New study with Xuan Liang et al. in JQ on the links between scientists' Twitter presence, media contacts and their academic impact
July 1, 2014: Conversation with National Geographic's Dan Vergano about the broader implications of Facebook's user experiments
June 26, 2014: New study with Timothy Fung et al. in Energy Policy on how ideology (re)shapes judgments about renewable energy
June 24, 2014: New study with Mike Cacciatore et al. in PS: Political Science on the origins of misinformation in politics
May 28, 2014: Talk on science-public interfaces at NAS Industrialization of Synthetic Biology workshop
May 25, 2014: New chapter with Amy Becker on political media effects in Casten Reinemann's edited volume on Political Communication
May 16, 2014: New online-first version of article in Science Communication with Leona Su et al. on real and perceived knowledge gaps in new media environments
May 15/16, 2014: Keynote on building better science-public interfaces, Research Council of Norway
April 30, 2014: New guest editorial in Materials Today with Sara Yeo et al. discussing the lack of attention to EHS and health in nanotech discussions on Twitter
April 17, 2014: Kellet Award from UW-Madison
April 10, 2014: Google+ online discussion with Union of Concerned Scientists on the future of societal debates about science in highly polarized political environments (invite here)
March 21, 2014: New Materials Today column with Sara Yeo et al. on the absence of environmental health and safety content from Twitter debates surrounding nanotechnology
February 15, 2014: Talk at annual AAAS meeting on new technologies, public trust, and deference toward scientific authority
February 1, 2014: Keynote talk at DGPuK/Universität Zürich conference on the changing nature of science communication
January 17, 2014: TEDx talk on why
disagreement is a central part of (online) democracy
January 6, 2014: Online-first version of Energy Policy article with Sara Yeo et al. on U.S. public opinion on nuclear energy after Fukushima
Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2014). The role of news media in the social amplification of risk. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The Sage handbook of risk communication (pp. 69-85). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Liang, X., Su, L. Y.-F., Yeo, S. K., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., Nealey, P., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Building buzz: (Scientists) communicating science in new media environments. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(4), 772-791. doi: 10.1177/1077699014550092
Fung, T. K. F., Choi, D. H., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2014). Public opinion about biofuels: The interplay between party identification and risk/benefit perception. Energy Policy, 73, 344-355. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.05.016
Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2014). Science gone social. The Scientist, 28(10), 27-28.
Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Science communication as political communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(Supplement 4), 13585-13592. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317516111
Cacciatore, M. A., Yeo, S. K., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M., Choi, D-H., Brossard, D., Becker, A. B., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Misperceptions in polarized politics: The role of knowledge, religiosity, and media. PS: Political Science & Politics, 47(3), 654-661. doi: 10.1017/S1049096514000791
Kim, J., Yeo, S., 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), 789-980. doi: 10.1111/risa.12141
Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Another (methodological) look at knowledge gaps and the Internet’s potential for closing them. Public Understanding of Science, 23(4), 377-395. doi: 10.1177/0963662512447606
Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Ladwig, P. (2014). “The Nasty Effect:” Online incivility's effect on risk perceptions of emerging technologies. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 373-387. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12009
Li, N., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., (2014). Channeling science information seekers' attention? A content analysis of top-ranked vs. lower-ranked sites in Google. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 562-575. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12043
Becker, A. B., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Media effects on political behavior. In C. Reinemann (Ed.), Handbooks of Communication - Volume 18: Political Communication(609-626). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.
Su, L. Y.-F., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. (2014). Inequalities in scientific understanding: Differentiating between factual and perceived knowledge gaps. Science Communication, 36(3), 352-378. doi: 10.1177/1075547014529093
Yeo, S. K., Xenos, M., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Disconnected discourses. Materials Today, 17(2), 48-49. doi: 10.1016/j.mattod.2014.01.002
Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Runge, K., Su, L. Y., Kim, J., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Partisan amplification of risk: American perceptions of nuclear energy risk in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Energy Policy, 67, 727-736. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.061.
Fung, T., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Social norms, spirals of silence and framing theory: An argument for considering cross-cultural differences in media effects research. In W. Donsbach, C. T. Salmon & Y. Tsfati (Eds.), The spiral of silence: New perspectives on communication and public opinion (pp. 131-144). New York: Routledge.
Shih, T., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2013). Disagreement and value predispositions: Understanding public opinion about stem cell research. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 25(3), 357-367. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/eds029
Shanahan, J. & Scheufele (2013). Cultivation and the Spiral of Silence: Theoretical and empirical intersections. In Morgan, M., Shanahan, J., & Signorelli N. (Eds.) Living with Television Now: Advances in Cultivation Theory & Research (pp. 347-365). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
Scheufele, B. T., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Framing and priming effects: Exploring challenges connected to cross-level approaches in media effects research. In E. Scharrer (Ed.), Media effects/media psychology: Volume V of the International companions to media studies (pp. 89-107). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Corley, E. A., Kim, Y., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). The current status and future direction of nanotechnology regulations: A view from nano-scientists. Review of Policy Research, 30(5), 488-511. doi: 10.1111/ropr.12036
Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Communicating science in social settings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 3), 14040-14047. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213275110
Fischhoff, B., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). The science of science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(Supplement 3), 14031-14032. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1312080110
Ho, S. S., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2013). Factors influencing public risk-benefit perceptions of nanotechnology: Assessing the roles of mass media, interpersonal communication, and elaborative processing. Public Understanding of Science, 22(5), 606-623. doi: 10.1177/0963662511417936
Binder, A. R., A., S. D., & Brossard, B. (2013). Contentious communities: Examining antecedents to opinion perception and expression during site-selection for a bioresearch facility. In P. Moy (Ed.), Communication and community (pp. 233-252). New York: Hampton Press.
Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Ladwig, P. (2013). Crude comments and concern: Online incivility's effect on risk perceptions of emerging technologies. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12009
Anderson, A. A., Kim, J., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2013). What’s in a name? How we define nanotech shapes public reactions. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15(2), 1-5.
Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Nanoparticle-related deaths: Science news and the issue attention cycle in print and online media. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 87-96. doi: 10.2990/31_1-2_87
Cacciatore, M. A., Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2013). Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 36-51. doi: 10.2990/31_1-2_36
Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Science, new media, and the public. Science, 33(6115), 40-41. doi: 10.1126/science.1232329