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Dannagal G. Young
Dannagal G. Young, PhD
As individuals who have free will, who have agency to alter how we engage with persuasive messages, we always have the ability to update our beliefs in response to them—or not.


University of Delaware

About Dannagal G. Young

Dannagal G. Young is a Professor of Communication at the University of Delaware. She received her PhD in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. In addition to her books Irony and Outrage and Wrong, she has written more than 60 academic articles and book chapters and has published extensively in the popular press. She has also appeared on CNN, NPR, and various national and international podcasts. Her 2020 TED talk explaining how our psychology shapes our politics has been viewed 2 million times.

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Propaganda and Persuasion

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