Science Communication Resources for Scientists

Communicating with the Media

  • Dean, Cornelia.Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • Hayes, Richard and Grossman, Daniel.Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2006.
  • Zielinska, E.The Scientist24: 40 (1 Sept. 2010).

Social Media for Scientists

  • Bik, H.M. and Goldstein, M.C. (2013).PLOS Biology4: e1001535
  • Darling, E.S., Shiffman, D., Cote, I.M., and Drew, J.A. (2013).Ideas in Ecol. Evol.6: 32-43, doi: 10.4033/iee.2013.6.6.f

Creating a Compelling Talk

  • Olsen, Randy.Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009.
  • Schatz, G. (2003)FEBS Letters534: 5-6.

Science Communication for Scientists: Training and Resources

  • -Created by the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology and the National Science Foundation, this websiteɫƵs resources include webinars, how-to tips for media interviews, strategies for identifying public outreach opportunities, and more.
  • Annual workshop at MBL: ɫƵWriting About Science for the PublicɫƵ
  • : Annual communicating science workshop for graduate students (Harvard University)
  • (organized by MIT-WHOI graduate students)

Science Literacy; Public Perceptions of Science

The Science of Science Communication:

References from Liz Neeley, Executive Director, The Story Collider

  • Appel, Markus, and Tobias Richter. ɫƵTransportation and Need for Affect in Narrative Persuasion: A Mediated Moderation Model.ɫƵ Media Psychology 13, no. 2 (May 28, 2010): 101ɫƵ35..
  • Berger, Jonah A., and Katherine L. Milkman. ɫƵSocial Transmission, Emotion, and the Virality of Online Content.ɫƵ SSRN ELibrary, December 25, 2009..
  • Dahlstrom, M. F. ɫƵThe Role of Causality in Information Acceptance in Narratives: An Example From Science Communication.ɫƵ Communication Research 37, no. 6 (December 1, 2010): 857ɫƵ75..
  • ɫƵUsing Narratives and Storytelling to Communicate Science with Nonexpert Audiences.ɫƵ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. Supplement_4 (September 16, 2014): 13614ɫƵ20..
  • Dahlstrom, Michael F. ɫƵThe Moderating Influence of Narrative Causality as an Untapped Pool of Variance for Narrative Persuasion.ɫƵ Communication Research 42, no. 6 (2015): 779ɫƵ795.
  • ɫƵThe Persuasive Influence of Narrative Causality: Psychological Mechanism, Strength in Overcoming Resistance, and Persistence Over Time.ɫƵ Media Psychology 15, no. 3 (July 2012): 303ɫƵ26..
  • Dahlstrom, Michael F., and Shirley S. Ho. ɫƵEthical Considerations of Using Narrative to Communicate Science.ɫƵ Science Communication, 2012, 1075547012454597.
  • Fiske, S. T., and C. Dupree. ɫƵGaining Trust as Well as Respect in Communicating to Motivated Audiences about Science Topics.ɫƵ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. Supplement_4 (September 16, 2014): 13593ɫƵ97..
  • Fiske, Susan T, Amy J C Cuddy, and Peter Glick. ɫƵUniversal Dimensions of Social Cognition: Warmth and Competence.ɫƵ Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11, no. 2 (February 2007): 77ɫƵ83..
  • Hasson, Uri, Asif A. Ghazanfar, Bruno Galantucci, Simon Garrod, and Christian Keysers. ɫƵBrain-to-Brain Coupling: A Mechanism for Creating and Sharing a Social World.ɫƵ Trends in Cognitive Sciences 16, no. 2 (February 2012): 114ɫƵ21..
  • Hay, David B., Darren Williams, Daniel Stahl, and Richard J. Wingate. ɫƵUsing Drawings of the Brain Cell to Exhibit Expertise in Neuroscience: Exploring the Boundaries of Experimental Culture: IMAGES OF NEUROSCIENCE EXPERTISE.ɫƵ Science Education 97, no. 3 (May 2013): 468ɫƵ91..
  • Heider, Fritz, and Marianne Simmel. ɫƵAn Experimental Study of Apparent Behavior.ɫƵ The American Journal of Psychology 57, no. 2 (April 1944): 243..
  • Hillier, Ann, Ryan P. Kelly, and Terrie Klinger. ɫƵNarrative Style Influences Citation Frequency in Climate Change Science.ɫƵ Edited by Gary S. Bilotta. PLOS ONE 11, no. 12 (December 15, 2016): e0167983..
  • Jee, Benjamin D., Dedre Gentner, David H. Uttal, Bradley Sageman, Kenneth Forbus, Cathryn A. Manduca, Carol J. Ormand, Thomas F. Shipley, and Basil Tikoff. ɫƵDrawing on Experience: How Domain Knowledge Is Reflected in Sketches of Scientific Structures and Processes.ɫƵ Research in Science Education 44, no. 6 (December 2014): 859ɫƵ83..
  • Kawakami, Naoaki, and Fujio Yoshida. ɫƵPerceiving a Story Outside of Conscious Awareness: When We Infer Narrative Attributes from Subliminal Sequential Stimuli.ɫƵ Consciousness and Cognition 33 (May 2015): 53ɫƵ66..
  • Kinnebrock, Susanne, and Helena Bilandzic. ɫƵHow to Make a Story Work: Introducing the Concept of Narrativity into Narrative Persuasion.ɫƵ In American Psychologist. Dresden, 2006..
  • Moyer-Gusé, Emily, and Katherine Dale. ɫƵNarrative Persuasion Theories.ɫƵ In The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects, edited by Patrick Rössler, Cynthia A. Hoffner, and Liesbet van Zoonen, 1ɫƵ11. Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017..
  • Nomura, Ryota, Kojun Hino, Makoto Shimazu, Yingzong Liang, and Takeshi Okada. ɫƵEmotionally Excited Eyeblink-Rate Variability Predicts an Experience of Transportation into the Narrative World.ɫƵ Frontiers in Psychology 06 (April 20, 2015)..
  • Nomura, Ryota, Yingzong Liang, and Takeshi Okada. ɫƵInteractions among Collective Spectators Facilitate Eyeblink Synchronization.ɫƵ Edited by Jun Ma. PLOS ONE 10, no. 10 (October 19, 2015): e0140774..
  • Reagan, Andrew J., Lewis Mitchell, Dilan Kiley, Christopher M. Danforth, and Peter Sheridan Dodds. ɫƵThe Emotional Arcs of Stories Are Dominated by Six Basic Shapes.ɫƵ ArXiv Preprint ArXiv:1606.07772, 2016..
  • Schinske, J. N., H. Perkins, A. Snyder, and M. Wyer. ɫƵScientist Spotlight Homework Assignments Shift Students Stereotypes of Scientists and Enhance Science Identity in a Diverse Introductory Science Class.ɫƵ Cell Biology Education 15, no. 3 (September 1, 2016): ar47ɫƵar47..
  • Stephens, G. J., L. J. Silbert, and U. Hasson. ɫƵSpeaker-Listener Neural Coupling Underlies Successful Communication.ɫƵ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 32 (August 10, 2010): 14425ɫƵ30..