Philip S. Hart
Faculty Associate, RCGD
Associate Professor, LSA Communication And Media
Associate Professor, Program In The Environment
Sol Hart specializes in risk communication related to environmental, science and risk issues. His research investigates the psychological processes underlying effective risk communication. This research area includes understanding the role of the media in motivating and engaging the public around a variety of issues and how to create effective messages that can cross ideological divides and resonate with broad sections of the public.
- Feldman, Lauren, and Philip S. Hart. 2018. "Is There Any Hope? How Climate Change News Imagery and Text Influence Audience Emotions and Support for Climate Mitigation Policies." Risk Analysis 38(3): 585-602.
- Campbell-Arvai, Victoria, Philip S. Hart, Kaitlin Raimi, and Kimberly S. Wolske. 2017. "The influence of learning about carbon dioxide removal (CDR) on support for mitigation policies." Climatic Change 143(3-4): 321-336.
- Feldman, Lauren, Philip S. Hart, and Tijana Milosevic. 2017. "Polarizing news? Representations of threat and efficacy in leading US newspapers' coverage of climate change." Public Understanding of Science 26(4): 481-497.
- Feldman, Lauren, Philip S. Hart, Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach, and Connie Roser-Renouf. 2017. "Do Hostile Media Perceptions Lead to Action? The Role of Hostile Media Perceptions, Political Efficacy, and Ideology in Predicting Climate Change Activism." Communication Research 44(8): 1099-1124.
- Clarke, Christopher E., Dylan Bugden, Philip S. Hart, Richard C. Stedman, Jeffrey B. Jacquet, Darrick T. N. Evensen, and Hilary S. Boudet. 2016. "How geographic distance and political ideology interact to influence public perception of unconventional oil/natural gas development." Energy Policy 97: 301-309.
- Hart, Philip S., and Lauren Feldman. 2016. "The Influence of Climate Change Efficacy Messages and Efficacy Beliefs on Intended Political Participation." Plos One 11(8): e0157658.
- Hart, Philip S., and Lauren Feldman. 2016. "The Impact of Climate Change-Related Imagery and Text on Public Opinion and Behavior Change." Science Communication 38(4): 415-441.
- Feldman, Lauren, and Philip S. Hart. 2016. "Using Political Efficacy Messages to Increase Climate Activism: The Mediating Role of Emotions." Science Communication 38(1): 99-127.
- Clarke, Christopher E., Philip S. Hart, Jonathon P. Schuldt, Darrick T. N. Evensen, Hilary S. Boudet, Jeffrey B. Jacquet, and Richard C. Stedman. 2015. "Public opinion on energy development: The interplay of issue framing, top-of-mind associations, and political ideology." Energy Policy 81: 131-140.
- Hart, Philip S., Richard C. Stedman, and Katherine A. McComas. 2015. "How the physical proximity of climate mitigation projects influences the relationship between affect and public support." Journal of Environmental Psychology 43: 196-202.
- Hart, Philip S., Lauren Feldman, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Edward Maibach. 2015. "Extending the Impacts of Hostile Media Perceptions: Influences on Discussion and Opinion Polarization in the Context of Climate Change." Science Communication 37(4): 506-532.
- Hart, Philip S., Erik C. Nisbet, and Teresa A. Myers. 2015. "Public attention to science and political news and support for climate change mitigation." Nature Climate Change 5(6): 541-545.
- Jang, S. Mo, and Philip S. Hart. 2015. "Polarized frames on "climate change" and "global warming" across countries and states: Evidence from Twitter big data." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions 32: 11-17.
- Hart, Philip S., and Brendon M. H. Larson. 2014. "Communicating About Invasive Species: How "Driver" and "Passenger" Models Influence Public Willingness to Take Action." Conservation Letters 7(6): 545-552.
- Hart, Philip S., and Lauren Feldman. 2014. "Threat Without Efficacy? Climate Change on U.S. Network News." Science Communication 36(3): 325-351.
- Peters, Ellen, Philip S. Hart, Martin Tusler, and Liana Fraenkel. 2014. "Numbers Matter to Informed Patient Choices: A Randomized Design across Age and Numeracy Levels." Medical Decision Making 34(4): 430-442.
- Hart, Philip S. 2013. "The role of numeracy in moderating the influence of statistics in climate change messages." Public Understanding of Science 22(7): 785-798.
- Nisbet, Erik C., Philip S. Hart, Teresa Myers, and Morgan Ellithorpe. 2013. "Attitude Change in Competitive Framing Environments? Open-/Closed-Mindedness, Framing Effects, and Climate Change." Journal of Communication 63(4): 766-785.
- Byrne, Sahara, Jamie E. Guillory, Alan D. Mathios, Rosemary J. Avery, and Philip S. Hart. 2012. "The Unintended Consequences of Disclosure: Effect of Manipulating Sponsor Identification on the Perceived Credibility and Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Advertisements." Journal of Health Communication 17(10): 1119-1137.
- Hart, Philip S., and Erik C. Nisbet. 2012. "Boomerang Effects in Science Communication: How Motivated Reasoning and Identity Cues Amplify Opinion Polarization About Climate Mitigation Policies." Communication Research 39(6): 701-723.
- Peters, Ellen, Philip S. Hart, and Liana Fraenkel. 2011. "Informing Patients: The Influence of Numeracy, Framing, and Format of Side Effect Information on Risk Perceptions." Medical Decision Making 31(3): 432-436.
- Hart, Philip S. 2011. "One or Many? The Influence of Episodic and Thematic Climate Change Frames on Policy Preferences and Individual Behavior Change." Science Communication 33(1): 28-51.
- Hart, Philip S., Erik C. Nisbet, and James E. Shanahan. 2011. "Environmental Values and the Social Amplification of Risk: An Examination of How Environmental Values and Media Use Influence Predispositions for Public Engagement in Wildlife Management Decision Making." Society & Natural Resources 24(3): 276-291.