Austin is a first year Master of Arts candidate studying how individuals seek and process information about emerging risks, particularly in the realm of science and health communication. On the information processing side, she is interested in how people interpret source credibility cues and how they may lead to the spread of misinformation. In terms of information seeking, she is interested in whether people are actively or passively coming across information about emerging risks, and how that affects their formation of opinions and knowledge about the topic.
|Communication and Cognitive Systems Lab||Location|
|The Communication and Cognitive Systems Lab is a research laboratory within the School of Communication at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.||
242 W 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210