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Dr. Andrew R. Binder

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Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Programs


Journal Articles

  1. Binder, A. R., Hillback, E. D., & Brossard, D. (in press). Conflict or caveats? How media portrayals of scientific uncertainty influence perceptions of new technologies. Risk Analysis.
  2. Kosenko, K. A., Binder, A. R., & Hurley, R. J. (in press). Celebrity influence and identification: A test of the Angelina effect. Journal of Health Communication.
  3. Abril, E. P., Binder, A. R., Nan, X., Nevar, P. M., & Rojas, H. (2014). Persuasion and affect in the framing of poverty: An experiment on goal framing. Signo y Pensiamento, 33(65), 51-68.
  4. Binder, A. R. (2012). Figuring out #Fukushima: An initial look at functions and content of U.S. Twitter commentary about nuclear riskEnvironmental Communication, 6(2), 268-277. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2012.672442
  5. Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Shaw, B. R., & Corley, E. A. (2012). Measuring risk/benefit perceptions of emerging technologies and their potential impact on communication of public opinion toward sciencePublic Understanding of Science, 21(7), 830-847. doi: 10.1177/0963662510390159
  6. Cacciatore, M. A., Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2012). Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use.Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 36-51.
  7. Berube, D. M., Cummings, C. L., Frith, J. H., Binder, A. R., & Oldendick, R. (2011).Comparing nanoparticle risk perceptions to other known EHS risksJournal of Nanoparticle Research, 13(8), 3089-3099. doi: 10.1007/s11051-011-0325-z
  8. Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Gunther, A. C. (2011). Interpersonal amplification of risk? Citizen discussions and their influence on risk and benefit perceptions of a biological research facilityRisk Analysis, 31(2), 324-334. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01516.x
  9. Ho, S. S., Binder, A. R., Becker, A. B., Moy, P., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., et al. (2011). The role of perceptions of media bias in general and issue-specific participation.Mass Communication and Society, 14(3), 343-374. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2010.491933
  10. Binder, A. R. (2010). Routes to attention or shortcuts to apathy? Exploring domain-specific communication pathways and their implications for public perceptions of controversial science. Science Communication, 32(3), 383-411. doi: 10.1177/1075547009345471
  11. Binder, A. R., Dalrymple, K. E., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2009). The soul of a polarized democracy: Testing theoretical linkages between talk and attitude extremity during the 2004 presidential electionCommunication Research, 36(3), 315-340. doi: 10.1177/0093650209333023

Book Chapters

  1. Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (in press). The role of news media in social amplification of risk. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  2. Binder, A. R. (2013). "Wrong but it worked": How lay citizens assess the ethics of communicating about risk in the context of local scientific/technological controversy. In J. Goodwin, M. F. Dahlstrom, & S. Priest (Eds.), Ethical issues in science communication: A theory-based approach (pp. 7-20). Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.
  3. Binder, A. R. (2013). Understanding public opinion of nanotechnology. In A. Nasir, A. Friedman, & S. Wang (Eds.), Nanotechnology in dermatology (pp. 269-278). New York: Springer.
  4. Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2013). Contentious communities: Examining antecedents to opinion perception and expression during site-selection for a bioresearch facility. In P. Moy (Ed.), Communication and community (pp. 233-252). New York: Hampton Press.


  • Ph.D. in Mass Communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • M.S. in Life Sciences Communication from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • B.A. in French from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001