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S. Holly Stocking earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Indiana University in 1986. Originally trained in experimental social psychology (with social psychologist Dolf Zillmann), her current areas of scholarship concern media constructions of scientific ignorance and uncertainty and media ethics. She is the co-author or co-editor of four books (including How Do Journalists Think? with Paget H. Gross), and the author or co-author of multiple chapters in textbooks and handbooks, and of articles in Journalism Quarterly, Journal of Communication, Newspaper Research Journal, Journal of Broadcasting, American Psychologist, Knowledge, Contemporary Sociology, Contemporary Psychology, Public Understanding of Science and Journalism Educator, among others.
She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she has served as a senior editor of the journal Science Communication (formerly Knowledge), a consultant to scientific organizations including the Association for Psychological Science and the Aspen Global Change Institute, and a visiting scholar in the history and philosophy of science department at the University of Cambridge in England. She is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times, the Minneapolis Tribune and the Associated Press and coordinator of Science Writing Projects for the Boys Town Center for the Study of Youth Development.