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

Published on June 16, 2020 –  In a recent article in the Journal of Communication, ACHC member Christin Scholz and co-authors introduce a domain general explanatory framework that integrates biological explanation with communication science. A full explanation of a communication behavior like persuasion requires three levels of investigation: computation (Why […]
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Published on May 27, 2020 – Sedentariness is a major public health concern. In a recently published study with ACHC researcher Gert-Jan de Bruijn, three different interventions were tested to reduce sedentariness in office workers in Western Canada. To date, change techniques to promote healthy behavior have been used very […]
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Published on May 22nd 2020 – Two ACHC researchers, Leonie Westerbeek and Christin Scholz, won awards at the 70th International Communication Association (ICA) conference. Leonie Westerbeek (now PhD student) was awarded the Amanda L. Kundrat Thesis of the Year Award by the Health Communication division for her master thesis “Combatting Online […]
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Published on May 20, 2020 – The upcoming 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) will be a virtual conference to be held from 20 to 26 May with “Open Communication” as conference theme. Several ACHC researchers will present their latest work online. We are proud to have again […]
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