Consequences of media information uptake and deliberation: focus groups’ symbolic coping with synthetic biology

@article{Kronberger2012ConsequencesOM,
  title={Consequences of media information uptake and deliberation: focus groups’ symbolic coping with synthetic biology},
  author={Nicole Kronberger and Peter Holtz and W. Wagner},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={174 - 187}
}
Whenever a new, potentially controversial technology enters public awareness, stakeholders suggest that education and public engagement are needed to ensure public support. Both theoretical and empirical analyses suggest, however, that more information and more deliberation per se will not make people more supportive. Rather, taking into account the functions of public sense-making processes, attitude polarisation is to be expected. In a real-world experiment, this study on synthetic biology… Expand

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