Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Sonny Ben Rosenthal
Assistant Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Sonny Rosenthal is an assistant professor in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. He earned his Ph.D. in advertising from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. in communication at Washington State University. His doctoral dissertation examined social and cognitive factors that motivate people's information seeking behaviors in the context of environmental risks. His current reseearch explores several research domains, including environmental communication, political communication, and communication research methodology. He is primarily interested in studying communication processes in environmental sustainability, with specific interest in climate change, energy conservation, and recycling.
Environmental communication, public understanding of science, media effects, media psychology, research methods, scale development
  • Narratives, perceived experience, and false memories of climate change
  • Planned seeking of secondary risk information about climate change mitigation
  • Video composite lectures, guided gaze, and content depth position