Humor in SciComm
Ellice's SciComm Corner Podcast Episode 3
Ellice's SciComm Corner is your go-to podcast for hot button topics and new research in science communication. Hosted by Ellice Peck, a SciComm Master's student at Stony Brook University, this monthly podcast connects the science behind scicomm to the realities of engaging in the field.
Humor has long been a way for people to connect, share stories, and relate to one another. This episode takes a look at how humor, science communication, and misinformation interact, highlighting empirical research done on the topic by Dr. Sara K. Yeo and colleagues.
Papers Discussed in Episode 3:
- Yeo, S.K., Su, L.-F., Cacciatore, M. A., McKasy, M., & Qian, S. (2020). Predicting intentions to engage with scientific messages on Twitter: The roles of mirth and need for humor. Science Communication, 42(4), 481-507. Link to paper.
- Yeo, S.K., & McKasy, M. (2021). Emotion and humor as misinformation antidotes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(15). Link to paper.
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