The Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) strives to promote health through research on effective communication.

Published on May 10 2019 – On 25 April 2019, Minh Hao Nguyen obtained her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam with the designation ‘cum laude’ (with distinction). The dissertation is entitled ‘A novel approach to tailored communication: Optimizing online health information for older patients’. In recent years, the number […]
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Published on April 30 2019 – Persuasive messages are important to change people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is still unclear, however, if people can we consciously regulate our response to a persuasive message? In a recent study co-authored by ACHC member Christin Scholz, researchers examined this question in the context […]
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Published on April 16 2019 – Good dental health is important and can be obtained by regular tooth brushing, as well as the use of mouth rinse. One way to stimulate people to use mouth rinse is the frame the consequences of (not) using mouth rinse: does it prevent, or […]
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Published April 5th 2019 – On a daily basis we are exposed to a variety of tasty, but unhealthy foods on TV, varying from cooking shows and contests to commercials for indulging chocolate and ice cream. In a recently published study, Monique Alblas and colleagues (University of Amsterdam) found that exposure […]
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