Reading List

The following books and articles informed my work during the project.


Augoustinos, M. (2006). Social cognition: An integrated introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Ltd.

Bitzer, L. (1968). The rhetorical situation. Philosophy and Rhetoric, 1.

Booth, W. (2004). The rhetoric of rhetoric: The quest for effective communication. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Burke, K. (1950). A rhetoric of motives. New York, NY: Prentice Hall.

Ceccarelli, L. (2011). Manufactured scientific controversy: Science, rhetoric, and public debate. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 14(2), 195-228.

Diethelm, P., & McKee, M. (2009). Denialism: What is it and how should scientists respond? European Journal of Public Health, 19(1), 2-4.

Doumont, J. (2009). Trees, maps, and theorems: Effective communication for rational minds. Belgium: Principiae.

Duarte, N. (2010). Resonate: Present visual stories that transform audiences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Fisher, W. (1984). Narration as a human communication paradigm: The case of public moral argument. Communication Monographs, 51.

Fogg, B. J. (2002). Persuasive technology: Using computers to change what we think and do. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

Gross, A., & Keith, W. (Eds.). (1997). Rhetorical hermeneutics. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Kahan, D. (2010). Fixing the communications failure. Nature, 463. 296-297.

Kahan, D., Jenkins-Smith, H., & Braman, D. (2011). Cultural cognition of scientific consensus. Journal of Risk Research, 14(2), 147-174.

Lakoff, G. (2004). Don’t think of an elephant! Know your values and frame the debate. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.

Lewandowsky, S. (2012). Misinformation and its correction: Continued influence and successful debiasing. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13(3), 106-131.

Miller, C. (2003). The presumptions of expertise: The role of ethos in risk analysis. Configurations, 11, 163-202.

Mooney, C. (2012). The republican brain: The science of why they deny science, and reality. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Norman, D. (1994). Things that make us smart: Defending human attributes in the age of the machine. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Norman, D. (2004) Emotional design: Why we love (or hate) everyday things. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Olson, R. (2009). Don’t be such a scientist: Talking substance in an age of style. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Oreskes, N., & Conway, E. (2010). Merchants of doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press.

Perelman, C., & Olbrechts-Tyteca, L. (1969). The new rhetoric: A treatise on argumentation. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

Prelli, L. (1989). A rhetoric of science: Inventing scientific discourse. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

Sachs, J. (2012). Winning the story wars. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

Specter, M. (2009). Denialism. New York, NY: Penguin.

Thaler, R., & Sunstein, C. (2008). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Tufte, E. (2006). Envisioning information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.

Verweij, M., & Thompson, M. (Eds.). (2011). Clumsy solutions for a complex world: Governance, politics and plural perceptions. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.

Waddell, C. (1990). The role of pathos in the decision making process: A study in the rhetoric of science policy. Quarterly Speech Journal, 76(4), 381-400.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2006). Understanding by design. Upper Saddle Ridge, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

Young, I. (2008). Mental models: Aligning design strategy with human behavior. Brooklyn, NY: Rosenfield Media.