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Sonny Ben Rosenthal

 

Asst Prof Sonny Ben Rosenthal
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Cluster Director
Smart & Sustainable Building Technologies
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Email: sonnyrosenthal@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 6790 4070
Office: WKWSCI 03-48

Sonny Rosenthal is an assistant professor in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. He earned his Ph.D. in advertising from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. in communication at Washington State University. His doctoral dissertation examined social and cognitive factors that motivate people's information seeking behaviors in the context of environmental risks. His current reseearch explores several research domains, including environmental communication, political communication, and communication research methodology. He is primarily interested in studying communication processes in environmental sustainability, with specific interest in climate change, energy conservation, and recycling.

Research Interests

Environmental communication, public understanding of science, media effects, media psychology, research methods, scale development​.