The sciences of science communication

Published on Aug 20, 2013in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America9.58
· DOI :10.1073/pnas.1213273110
Baruch Fischhoff84
Estimated H-index: 84
(CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)
The May 2012 Sackler Colloquium on “The Science of Science Communication” brought together scientists with research to communicate and scientists whose research could facilitate that communication. The latter include decision scientists who can identify the scientific results that an audience needs to know, from among all of the scientific results that it would be nice to know; behavioral scientists who can design ways to convey those results and then evaluate the success of those attempts; and social scientists who can create the channels needed for trustworthy communications. This overview offers an introduction to these communication sciences and their roles in science-based communication programs.
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