As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.
Indonesian religious leaders have a big role to play in times of crisis.
The Indonesian Communications and Information Ministry
As a nation with a strong religious sentiment, Indonesia could rely on its religious leaders to be more involved in communicating messages about the crisis.
Virtual meetings, from work chats to reading groups, have become commonplace during the coronavirus pandemic. But if you’re finding communication feels different in this setting, you’re not alone
Behavior is changing because of the coronavirus. Is perceived risk the reason why?
AP Photo/Steven Senne
Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
blankAn airline passenger checks his smart phone at Montreal–Trudeau International Airport, Friday, March 20, 2020, as COVID-19 cases rise in Canada and around the world.
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In an age of social media and the propensity for misinformation to spread like wildfire, organizations and governments should consider social media strategies in pandemic response planning.
Remote working is about to surge as companies around the world advise employees to stay away in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But nothing beats the effectiveness of face-to-face interactions.
Strategic risk communication is needed to curb fearmongering and racist sentiments on social media related to COVID-19
What's the best way to tackle coronavirus myths and misinformation if they come up in everyday conversation?
The graffiti in the men’s toilets tends to be more competitive while in the women’s it is more supportive.
From crude drawing to advice and support, the scrawlings on toilet walls reveal differing communication patterns between the sexes
Internet accessibility in Africa is hampered by high prices.
African countries are among the lowest internet speed but it has the most expensive communication and internet costs.
News outlets sometimes use hashtags to promote their stories.
When news stories include a catchy hashtag, readers perceived the news topic to be less socially important and more partisan.
A good scream can stop us in our tracks.
The human scream – a response we share with our primate relatives – is more nuanced than you might think.
On paper, lives were lived, trysts arranged, manifestos mailed and wars waged.
Will there ever be an electronic equivalent of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' or Émile Zola’s 'J’Accuse!'?
High surf in Vero Beach, Fla. in advance of Hurricane Dorian.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Social media make it easier to push information out quickly during disasters, but also create challenges for public information officers, who have to judge which reports are credible enough to share.
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor engage in some verbal sparring prior to their 2017 bout.
AP Photo/John Locher
Whether it frustrates or motivates your opponent can depend on the situation.
What factors contribute to some places having many, while other places have few?
Linguists have a lot of largely untested theories. Borrowing a tool from ecology, researchers built a model that didn't look for one worldwide explanation.
Knowing the right strategies can help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder boost their children’s communication skills.
College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University
Specialists offer a series of tips on how parents of children with autism spectrum disorder can help their children communicate with more people and in different places.
We haven't heard anything from alien civilisations, but perhaps they've heard us.
A firefly’s light is part of its mating strategy.
For many people, the gentle blinks of fireflies flashing are a favorite part of summer evenings. An entomologist explains some lightning bug basics.
Gestures and emoji don’t break down into smaller parts, nor do they easily combine into larger words or sentences.
Instead of worrying that emoji is replacing competent language use, we can celebrate that emoji are creating a richer form of online communication that returns the features of gesture to language.