His research deals with the public opinion dynamics surrounding controversial science, focusing particularly on the interplay among media, political actors and lay audiences.
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Ladwig, P., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. (2010). Narrowing the nano discourse? Materials Today, 13(5), 52-54. (doi:10.1016/s1369-7021(10)70084-5)
Dahlstrom, M. F., & Scheufele, D. A. (2010). Diversity of television exposure and its association with the cultivation of concern for environmental risks. Environmental Communication, 4(1), 54-65. (doi:10.1080/17524030903509709)
Corley, E. A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2010). Outreach gone wrong? When we talk nano to the public, we are leaving behind key audiences. The Scientist, 24(1), p. 22.10.3732/ajb.0900041) Nature Nanotechnology, 4(2), 91 - 94.
Scheufele, D. A., Corley, E. A., Dunwoody, S., Shih, T., Hillback, E., & Guston, D. (2007). Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. Nature Nanotechnology, 2(12), 732 - 734.
Nisbet, M. C., Scheufele, D. A. (2007). The future of public engagement: The facts never speak for themselves, which is why scientists need to “frame” their messages to the public. The Scientist, 21(10), 38-44.
Scheufele, D. A. (2007). Opinion climates, spirals of silence, and biotechnology: Public opinion as a heuristic for scientific decision making. In D. Brossard, J. Shanahan, and T. C. Nesbit (Eds.), The public, the media, and agricultural biotechnology: An international casebook (pp. 231-241). Cambridge, MA: CABI Publishing.
Lee, C., & Scheufele, D. A. (2006). The influence of knowledge and deference toward scientific authority: A media effects model for public attitudes toward nanotechnology. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 83(4), 819-834.
Scheufele, D. A. (2006). Messages and heuristics: How audiences form attitudes about emerging technologies. In J. Turney (Ed.), Engaging science: Thoughts, deeds, analysis and action (pp. 20-25). London: The Wellcome Trust.
Scheufele, D. A. (2006). Five lessons in nano outreach. Materials Today, 9(5), 64.
Scheufele, D. A., & Lewenstein, B. V. (2005). The public and nanotechnology: How citizens make sense of emerging technologies. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 7(6), 659-667.
Lee, C. J., Scheufele, D. A., & Lewenstein, B. V. (2005). Public attitudes toward emerging technologies - Examining the interactive effects of cognitions and affect on public attitudes toward nanotechnology. Science Communication, 27(2), 240-267.
Scheufele, D. A. (2005). The “scientific citizen” and nanotech: Chasing an unrealistic ideal? Small Times.