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November 15, 2021

Strategies for Disclosing a Concealable Stigma: Facts and Feelings?

Evans Authors: Ines Jurcevic

Jurcevic, I., Wong, L., Schetter, C. & Shapiro, J. (2021). Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Disclosing a concealable stigma has the potential for both positive outcomes, such as receipt of social support, and negative outcomes, such as being the target of prejudice. Identifying a disclosure…

October 15, 2021

Theory to Practice: The Intersection of Human-Centered Design & Public Policy

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During our fall 2021 Theory to Practice event, The Intersection of Human-Centered Design and Public Policy: How you can apply design-thinking principles to solve complex public challenges, our guests Rachael Cicero, Dr. Mark Childs, and Krissy Kimura explored the fundamental ideas and methods of human-centered design, shared applicable ideas and tools to help solve challenges…

July 31, 2021

Evaluating Hazard Awareness Brochures: Assessing the Textual, Graphical, and Numerical Features of Tsunami Evacuation Products

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

Lindell, M., Bostrom, A., Goltz, J., & Prater, C.S.(2021). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Many people visit or live in areas that are exposed to natural or technological hazards but lack sufficient information to protect themselves when a disaster threatens. This article reviews research on hazard education, warning systems, and warning response, as well as research findings on the communication of textual, numeric, graphic, and cartographic information in risk…

March 31, 2021

Volcanic hazard map visualisation affects cognition and crisis decision-making

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

Clive, M. A. T., Lindsay, J. M., Leonard, G. S., Lutteroth, C., Bostrom, A., & Corballis, P. (2021). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Hazard maps are used to communicate complex scientific data with many audiences during volcanic unrest crises, but it is unclear how common hazard visualisation styles affect cognition, behaviour, and decision-making. Here we use eye-gaze tracking and questionnaires to explore how 81 people near a volcano in New Zealand read and make decisions with hazard maps…

December 31, 2020

Dean’s Forum on Race & Public Policy: Election 2020 Retrospective – Information, Policy, and Outcomes

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Discusses the weaknesses and opportunities in our election systems as we work toward ensuring that our elections are safe, fair, and equitable. With a special focus on election outcomes, look at the impact of information and disinformation campaigns along with the importance of policy and legal approaches to protect and restore voter rights. A critical…

September 30, 2020

Indiscriminate, Irrelevant, and Sometimes Wrong: Causal Misconceptions about Climate Change

Evans Authors: Ann Bostrom

With Fleming, W., Hayes, A. L., Crosman, K. M., & Bostrom, A. (2021). Risk Analysis.

Prior research demonstrates widespread persistence of beliefs about climate change, including believing that “environmental problems” such as pollution and ozone depletion causes climate change, and that natural climate variation significantly contributes to current climate trends, have the potential to weaken or divert support away from effective climate change risk mitigation policies. This paper explores the…

December 15, 2019

Does a business-like approach to diversity in nonprofit organizations have a chilling effect on stakeholders?

Evans Authors: Ines Jurcevic, Rachel Fyall

Jurcevic, I., & Fyall, R. (2019). Journal of Behavioral Public Administration.

Despite widespread commitment to promoting diversity in the nonprofit sector, increasing diversity poses a continued challenge for many nonprofits. Even nonprofits with explicit diversity statements often struggle to diversify their…

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