When discussions become emotional

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In these times, when Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg are active, discussions on scientific findings can become emotional. But how does the general public see such emotional debates’ Initial answers to this question have now been found in the interdisciplinary DFG (German Research Foundation) Research Training Group “Trust and Communication in a Digitized World”. In two studies, Prof. Regina Jucks and I together examined the effects that aggression on the one hand, and enthusiasm on the other, have in science communication. The result: both styles of language can damage the trustworthiness of science communication and the credibility of its arguments. ...
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