social science

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Sara Degli-Esposti about TRESCA project

Interview with Sara Degli-Esposti, Research Director of the TRESCA project and Principal Investigator (PI) for the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP-CSIC) and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University (UK). Her areas of research include ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jason Pridmore about TRESCA project

Interview with Jason Pridmore, Vice Dean of Education at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His work focuses on practices of digital identification, mobile devices, security issues and the use of new and social media and consumer data. Jason ...

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What drives public trust? Broadening the traditional scope of science communication with TRESCA

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of our daily lives and, by now, we are all a bit more dependent on technology than we had been before. But how can we trust all the scientific information that we receive through the media? How can we have a common understanding of what is reliable when we are being exposed to massive online information flows? Do we trust the same truths? What kind of people are more susceptible to trusting conspiracy theories? Using a novel approach based on social science, the new EU-funded project TRESCA tackles these, and other, research questions.

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Sarah Diefenbach about digital well-being

Interview with Sarah Diefenbach, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, German. What does your research investigate exactly? In general, my research is centred on digital products from a psychological perspective. On the one hand, this includes the application of psychological knowledge (“psychological needs frameworks”, for example) in product ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Matthew James Dennis about digital well-being

Interview with Matthew James Dennis, ethicist of emerging technologies at Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. What is the focus of your research? My main research question concerns how we can live well with technology, especially new and emerging online technologies. Basically, I’m interested in the extent to which technology ...

Urban Health Making Cities Sustainable and Healthier for All

Urban health: making cities sustainable and healthier for all

The current Covid-19 pandemic draws attention to the need to integrate health equity into urban planning and encourage behaviours that simultaneously protect the environment and promote health.