Sol Hart is an assistant professor of Communication Studies and the Program in the Environment, as well as a faculty associate at the Research Center for Group Dynamics. He holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Cornell University.
Professor Hart specializes in risk communication related to environmental, science, and risk issues. His research investigates the psychological processes underlying effective risk communication. This research area includes understanding the role of the media in motivating and engaging the public around a variety of issues and how to create effective messages that can cross ideological divides and resonate with broad sections of the public.
Hart, Philip Solomon. “One or Many? The Influence of Episodic and Thematic Climate Change Frames on Policy Preferences and Individual Behavior Change.” Science Communication 33(1), 28-51. 2011.
Leiserowitz, Anthony; Hart, Philip Solomon. “Finding the Teachable Moment: An Analysis of Information-Seeking Behavior on Global Warming Related Websites during the Release of The Day After Tomorrow.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 3(3), 355. 2009.