ScicommJC Podcast

Ep5 - Tipping points in social convention

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We help scientists integrate findings from the latest evidence-based research in social sciences and education into their outreach efforts. We curate, summarize, and discuss research studies and their applications to real communication contexts in a way that scientists can easily implement.
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Ep.7 Vaccine hesitancy and moral values
What are the moral grounds based on which some people experience various level of hesitancy related to vaccination? How can science communicators explore these values, understand them and use them as a background for more effective communication and outreach? All in this episode! Useful links mentioned in this episode: for summaries of latest and previous twitter chats, contacts and other news and useful sources; Association of moral values with vaccine hesitancy - the article discussed in the twitter chat and the basis for this episode's discussion; Moral Foundations Theory - further reading (first external reference is the book mentioned in the episode); Thinking Fast and Slow - book also mentioned in the episode; European Ecological Federation's 2019 Congress website - our new partners for the next twitter chat and more! Our House Is Burning: Discrepancy in Climate Change vs. Biodiversity Coverage in the Media as Compared to Scientific Literature - the article topic of the April twitter chat.
March 18, 2019
Ep. 6 Indiana Jones and the Secrets of the Miscommunicated Science - Pseudo Archaeology vs Science
Useful links mentioned in the episode: David S Anderson's twitter - The curly haired mafia page - The Chapman University survey on American fears - The first SciComm_JC twitter chat summary on Facebook for scicomm - Science vs Hollywood blog - Announcement of the winners of the ScicommJC State Your Mission Challenge -
February 21, 2019
Ep5 - Tipping points in social convention
In this episode we use for basis of our discussion the article "Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention" by Centola et al., published in the journal Science on 08 Jun 2018. We talk about how many people and how much efforts it would take to change the social opinions. Why is the critical mass for controversial topics so high and what could you do if you don't have it? Listen and share with you friends and colleagues. Get back to us with you views on or on Twitter @scicomm_jc. Don't forget to follow us and sign up for our newsletter!
September 10, 2018
Ep4 - Diversity in Science with guests Latino Labs
In this episode we talk with Nico and Andrea from our honorable "State your mission challenge" mentions about the importance of diversity in science. Find them of Twitter at @latinolabs ‏and don't forget to follow our own account at @Scicomm_JC. Music was written by MusicalKoktail.
July 17, 2018
Ep3: Depoliticizing and culturalising scicomm messages
In episode 3 we talk about the importance of depoliticizing and culturalising scicomm messages with our honorable mention from the State Your Mission Challenge - Mark Smith. You can connect with him @MS71541719 on twitter. We also geek a tiny bit on the amazing communicator Dr Kevin Folta is and how his talks and discussions can make few science skeptics reconsider their opinions, including our very own Mariya's. Hear their stories in this episode and get in touch to tell us yours! Sign up for our newsletter via and follow us at @scicomm_jc and on Instagram at scicommjc.
April 29, 2018
Ep2: Cosplay for science - Interview with PaleoParadox
This episode features an interview with the winner of the Mission statement challenge of SciCommJC - PaleoParadox. Hear about the science cosplay activities of the CosplayForScience team and more!
March 30, 2018
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