Bruce W. Hardy
Bruce W. Hardy
Assistant Professor
Departments: Communication and Social Influence, Media & Communication
Office: 215-204-1145
Weiss Hall, Room 323

Biography

Bruce W. Hardy is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Social Influence in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. His research and teaching focuses on political, science and health communication; knowledge acquisition, opinion formation and behavior; emergent technologies and society; and advanced research methods. His research has been published in numerous academic journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Science Communication, American Behavioral Scientist, Computers in Human Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. Hardy’s research has won national and international scholarly awards from the American Publishers Association, the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association. He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Education

Degree

Field

School

Bachelor of Science

Communication

Cornell University, Department of Communication

Master of Science

Communication

Cornell University, Department of Communication

Master of Arts

Communication

University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Doctor of Philosophy

Communication

University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Recent Publications

Hardy, B. W. (2019). Public Opinion and Journalism. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.865

Hardy, B. W., Tallapragada, M., Besley, J. C., & Yaun, S. (2019). The effects of the “War on Science” frame on scientists’ credibility. Science Communication41, 90-112. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547018822081

Hardy, B. W., & Castonguay, J. (2018). The moderating role of age in the relationship between social media use and mental well-being: An analysis of the 2016 General Social Survey. Computers in Human Behavior, 85, 282-290. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.04.005  

Holbert, R. L., Hardy, B. W., Park, E., Robinson, W. N., Jung, H., Zeng, C., Drouin, E., & Sweeny, K. (2018). Addressing a power-alpha blind spot in political- and health-related media research: Discontinuous criterion power analyses. ANNALS of the International Communication Association, 42(2), doi: 10.1080/23808985.2018.1459198

Hardy, B. W., & Jamieson, K. H. (2017). Overcoming endpoint bias in climate change communication: the case of Arctic sea ice trends. Environmental Communication11, 205-217. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1241814

Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., Howell, E. L., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Hardy, B. W. (2017). U.S. attitudes on human genome editing. Science, 357(6351), 553-554. doi:10.1126/science.aan3708

Hardy, B. W. (2017). Candidate traits and political choice. In K. Kenski & K. H. Jamieson (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of political communication. (pp. 437-450). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Holbert, R. L., Hardy, B. W., & LaMarre, H. L. (2017). A normative assessment of 2016 political convention speech exposure: Perceived political threats and anticipated general election legitimacy. American Behavioral Scientist, 61, 379-400. doi: 10.1177/0002764217693275

Hardy, B. W., & Jamieson, K. H. (2017). Overcoming biases in public processing of time series data about climate. In K. H. Jamieson, D. Kahan, & D. A. Scheufele (Eds.), Oxford handbook of the science of science communication. (pp. 398-408). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gottfried, J. A., Hardy, B. W., Holbert, R. L., Winneg, K. M., & Jamieson, K. H. (2017) The changing nature of political debate consumption: Social media, multitasking, and knowledge generation. Political Communication, 34, 172-199, 1-26. doi:10.1080/10584609.2016.1154120

Jamieson, K. H., & Hardy, B. W. (2014). Leveraging scientific credibility about Arctic sea ice trends in a polarized political environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences no. 111, Supplement 4:13598-13605. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1320868111

Gottfried, J. A., Hardy, B. W., Winneg, K. M., & Jamieson, K. H. (2014). All knowledge isn’t created equal: Knowledge effects and the 2012 presidential debates. Presidential Studies Quarterly44, 389-409. doi: 10.1111/psq.12129

Hardy, B. W., Gottfried, J. A., Winneg, K. M., & Jamieson, K. H. (2014). Stephen Colbert’s civic lesson: How Colbert Super PAC taught viewers about campaign finance. Mass Communication & Society, 17(3) 329-353.* doi:10.1080/15205436.2014.891138 *2014 best Article of the Year Award, Mass Communication & Society. * Reprinted in R. L. Holbert (Ed.), (2016). Entertainment media and politics: Advances in effects-based research (pp. 27-52). New York, NY: Routledge.