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The Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science assembles for the first time in a single volume research, scholarship and practices from across relevant disciplines and professions to give a coherent picture for both students in the classroom and scholars.  Designed as both a text and a handbook, it provides insights into the main actors, contemporary themes and approaches, key challenges, and the broader conditions that influence whether and how the work occurs. Contributors include: behavioral scientists; journalism and communication scholars; mass media reporters, editors and producers from print, television and radio; representatives of think tanks and advocacy organizations; and professional communicators from a university, a scientific society, and a national social issue campaign. All bring an accomplished record of sharing behavioral science to inform policy, ...

From the Lab to the Living Room: Stories That Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk
From the lab to the living room: Stories that talk the talk and walk the walk

Once upon a time, experimental and theoretical psychology was deeply invested in issues of practical application. James's (1890) functional psychology knitted together discussions of stream of thought, memory, and self in an effort to understand individual action and the human capital that created civilization. Dewey (see Viney & King, 1998), who chaired the first psychology department at the University of Chicago, followed in James's footsteps in recognizing the value of psychology for education. Even Watson (1913), the father of behaviorism, was convinced that if people followed the dictates of his field, “the educator, the ...

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