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Ronald A. Yaros

  • Dr
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Maryland at College Park
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Recent publications

  • Piloting Health Text Messages for Rural Low-Income Mothers: Effects of Source Similarity and Simple Action Steps

    • Aldoory L
    • Yaros R
    • Prado A
    • et al.
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  • Informal Science Education: A Practicum for Graduate Students

    • Crone W
    • Dunwoody S
    • Rediske R
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Maryland - College Park

August 2014 - Present

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland

June 2008 - July 2014(6 years)

Assistant Professor

The University of Utah

June 2005 - May 2008(3 years)



University of Wisconsin at Madison

September 2000 - May 2005(5 years)


Webster University

September 1989 - May 1991(2 years)


University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 1977 - June 1980(3 years)


Specific interests: Cognitive processes related to comprehenders’ selective perception and comprehension of news, especially topics such as global warming, stem cells, nanotechnology and health issues within interactive media environments. Cognitive factors include: (1) mental processes that communicators utilize when imputing audience knowledge; (2) heuristics comprehenders utilize to process messages about science and technology and; (3) mental models/schemas that facilitate comprehension of explanatory text, hypertext, graphics and animation.


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