Teresa Myers

Research Team

Center for Climate Change Communication
George Mason University

Bio: 

Teresa Myers is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. She is currently Co-Principal Investigator on a NASA grant investigating public trust in NASA’s climate change research, and public understanding of NASA’s web-based educational materials on climate change.  She is also actively analyzing and publishing research using the Climate Change in the American Mind data.

Teresa specializes in research methodology and advanced data analysis techniques in the context of communication and public opinion research, and has published on climate change, data analysis, and foreign policy.

Education: 

BA (’04), Comprehensive Communication, Cedarville University
MA (’08), Communication, The Ohio State University
PhD (’10), Communication with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Survey Research, The Ohio State University

Selected Publications: 

Feldman, L.M., Myers, T.A., Hmielowski, J.D., & Leiserowitz, A.A. (2014). The mutual reinforcement of media selectivity and effects: Testing the reinforcing spirals framework in the context of global warming. Journal of Communication, 64(4), 590-611 doi: 10.1111/jcom.12108.

Maibach, E., Myers, T. A., & Leiserowtiz, A. (2014). Climate scientists need to set the record straight: There is a scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is happening. Earth's Future, 2(5), 295-298.

Hmielowski, J.D., Feldman, L. M., Myers, T. A., Leiserowitz, A. A., & Maibach, E. W. (2013). An attack on science?: Media use, trust in scientists, and perceptions of global warming. Public Understanding of Science. doi: 10.1177/0963662513480091

Anderson, A. A.; Myers, T. A.; Maibach, E. W.; Cullen, H.; Gandy, J.; Witte, J.; Stenhouse, N.; & Leiserowitz, A. (2013). If they like you, they learn from you: How a brief weathercaster-delivered climate education segment is moderated by viewer evaluations of the weathercaster. Weather, Climate, and Society, 5, 367-377. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00051.1

 Myers, T.A., Maibach, E.W., Roser-Renouf, C., Akerlof, K., & Leiserowitz, A. A. (2013). The relationship between personal experience and belief in the reality of global warming. Nature Climate Change, 3, 343-347. doi: 10.1038/nclimate1754

 Myers, T., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Anderson, A., Stenhouse, N., & Leiserowitz, A. (2013). Public Perceptions of NASA's Research and Reactions to the Climate.NASA.gov Website. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication. Available at: http://climatechange.gmu.edu

 Nisbet, E. C., Hart, P.S., Myers, T.A., Ellithorpe, M. (2013). Attitude change in competitive framing environments? The moderating role of open/close-mindedness on framing effects about global climate change. Journal of Communication, 63(4), 766-785. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12040

Myers, T., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Anderson, A., Stenhouse, N., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012). Public Perceptions of Federal Agencies that Conduct Climate Change Research. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication.

Myers, T.A., Maibach, E.W., Roser-Renouf, C., Akerlof, K., & Leiserowitz, A. A. (in press). The relationship between personal experience and belief in the reality of global warming. Nature Climate Change.

Nisbet, E. C., Hart, P.S., Myers, T.A., Ellithorpe, M. (in press). Attitude change in competitive framing environments? The moderating role of open/close-mindedness on framing effects about global climate change. Journal of Communication.

Goodall, C. E., Slater, M. D., & Myers, T. A. (in press). Fear and anger responses to local news coverage of alcohol-related crimes, accidents, and injuries: Explaining news effects on policy support in a representative sample of messages and people. Journal of Communication.

Myers, T. A., Nisbet, M. C., Maibach, E. W., & Leiserowitz, A. A. (2012). A public health frame arouses hopeful emotions about climate change: A letter. Climatic Change, 13, 1105-1112. doi: 10.1007/s10584-012-0513-6

Nisbet, E.C. & Myers, T.A. (2012). Cultivation of attitudes about homosexuality. In M. Morgan, J. Shanahan, and N. Signorielli (Ed.) The Cultivation Differential: State of the Art Research in Cultivation Theory. New York: Peter Lang.

Myers, T.A. (2011). Goodbye, listwise deletion. Presenting hot deck imputation as an easy and effective tool for handling missing data. Communication Methods and Measures, 5(4), 297-310. doi: 10.1080/19312458.2011.624490

Nisbet, E.C. & Myers, T.A. (2011). Anti-Americanism as a media effect? Arab media, political identity, and public opinion in the Middle East. Communication Research, 38(5), 684-709. doi: 10.1177/0093650211405648

Hayes, A.F., Preacher, K.J., & Myers, T.A. (2011). Mediation and the estimation of indirect effects in political communication research. In E.P. Bucy & R. Lance Holbert (Eds.), Sourcebook of Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques. New York: Routledge.

Myers, T.A. & Hayes, A.F. (2010). Reframing the casualties hypothesis: (Mis)perception of troop loss and public opinion about war. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 22(2), 256-275. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edp044

Nisbet, E.C. & Myers, T.A. (2010). Challenging the state: Transnational TV and identity in the Middle East. Political Communication, 4, 347-366. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2010.516801

Hayes, A. F. & Myers, T.A. (2009). Testing the “proximate casualties hypothesis”: Local troop loss, attention to news, and support for military intervention. Mass Communication & Society, 12, 379-402. doi: 10.1080/15205430802484956

Nisbet, M.C., & Myers, T.A. (2007). The polls-trends: Twenty years of public opinion about global warming. Public Opinion Quarterly, 71, 444-470. doi: nfm031

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