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Feelings About Scientists a Factor in COVID‐19 Attitudes, Behaviors

March 9, 2021

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Presented by Michigan News

U-M professor psychology and study co-author David Dunning discusses the relationship between individuals’ concern for the spread of COVID-19 and feelings about scientists. Researchers from U-M and the University of Illinois found that those who “expressed warmth” towards scientists took more preventative measures in reducing the spread of the virus compared to those who “felt colder.” The faculty expert highlights the three separate studies used in determining whether individuals were more inclined to base their pandemic concerns on political partisanship or trust in scientists.

 

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