Muhlberger, P., & Pytlik-Zillig, L. (2016). Agency Theory: Toward a Framework for Research in the Public’s Support for and Understanding of Science. In J. Godwin (Ed.), Confronting the Challenges of Public Participation: Issues in Environmental, Planning and Health Decision-Making (pp. 109–136). Ames, Iowa: Science Communication Project.
Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) can revolutionize the study of the atmosphere, but their routine application for studying and surveilling the atmosphere requires careful consideration of the public response to such proposed use in the United States (US) national airspace system. The Public Policy Center will help CLOUD-MAP project researchers understand likely public reactions to large-scale […]
Scalora, M. J., & Zimmerman, W. (2015). Then and now: Tracking a federal agency’s threat assessment activity through two decades with an eye toward the future. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 2(3-4), 268-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tam0000057
“Nudges”–small changes in choice architecture–exert powerful effects on behavior. Governments have taken notice and nudge-related laws and policies have been developed to influence citizens. However, little is known about how people perceive these policies. How do various nudges affect trust in the institutions passing the policies? Who embraces such policies and who rejects them? This […]
In this NSF funded project (DUE-1245679), PPC researchers designed a study consisting of a series of tests to apply to videos developed by UNL’s Department of Physics and Astronomy that teach basic concepts in astronomy and physics. These videos are intended for use in introductory undergraduate courses. Approximately 150 students participated in this study, which […]