H2 Lecture Info!

Posted: March 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Humor-in-Science

Sara K. Yeo, Dept. of Communication

Understanding how communication influences our attitudes toward science is crucial in an age in which we are immersed in media. Online, scientists have used humor to engage public audiences, but there is little research on science humor in general. In this project, my students and I first seek to quantify and characterize the nature of science humor on social media. We also conduct an experiment to test hypotheses about the effects of humor on people’s attitudes toward science and scientists. Please join us for a (humorous) lecture on science, media, and public attitudes!

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