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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Myiah J. Hutchens, Peter Muhlberger, Frank J. Gonzalez, Alan J. Tomkins
    Pages 1-17 Open Access
  3. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Myiah J. Hutchens, Peter Muhlberger, Frank J. Gonzalez, Alan J. Tomkins
    Pages 19-44 Open Access
  4. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Myiah J. Hutchens, Peter Muhlberger, Frank J. Gonzalez, Alan J. Tomkins
    Pages 45-60 Open Access
  5. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Myiah J. Hutchens, Peter Muhlberger, Frank J. Gonzalez, Alan J. Tomkins
    Pages 61-87 Open Access
  6. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Myiah J. Hutchens, Peter Muhlberger, Frank J. Gonzalez, Alan J. Tomkins
    Pages 89-116 Open Access
  7. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Myiah J. Hutchens, Peter Muhlberger, Frank J. Gonzalez, Alan J. Tomkins
    Pages 117-123 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 125-129

About this book

Introduction

This compact open access reference delves beyond popular concepts of educated consumers and an informed public by examining the science behind deliberative engagement. Using data from four longitudinal studies, the authors assess public engagement methods in deliberative discussions of ethical, legal, and social issues concerning innovations in nanotechnology. Coverage includes the theoretical origins of the studies, forms of engagement and variations used, and in-depth details on cognitive, affective, and social components that go into the critical thinking process and forming of opinions. Not only are the findings intriguing in and of themselves, but researchers from varied fields will also find them useful in pursuing their own projects.

Featured in the coverage:

  • Experimental methods and measures used in relation to specific outcomes.
  • Forms of deliberative engagement affecting objective and subjective knowledge.
  • Effects of engagement variables on attitude formation, change, and polarization.
  • Tracing the processes leading to policy acceptance and support.
  • Study conclusions and evaluation.
  • Plus supplemental materials giving readers access to full study data.

Since public engagement methods are widely regarded as valuable for policy input, planning purposes, and understanding societal processes, Deliberative Engagement with Science stands to have a wide audience among psychologists, researchers, academics, and policymakers, as well as professionals in the corporate sphere and the tech industries.


Keywords

Deliberative Engagement with Science Experimental Manipulations of Deliberative Engagement Nanotechnology Public Policy Issues education-oriented communications experimental social science science, technology, and society innovation policy cognitive-affective engagement polarization of public attitudes Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisa M. PytlikZillig
    • 1
  • Myiah J. Hutchens
    • 2
  • Peter Muhlberger
    • 3
  • Frank J. Gonzalez
    • 4
  • Alan J. Tomkins
    • 5
  1. 1.Public Policy CenterUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Edward R. Murrow College of CommunicationWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  3. 3.Public Policy CenterUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA
  4. 4.School of Government & Public PolicyUniversity of ArizonaTusconUSA
  5. 5.Public Policy CenterUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78160-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78159-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78160-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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