NSC Assistant Professor to be featured on Huff Post Live


Assistant Professor of radio-television at the Nicholson School of Communication, Bridget Rubenking, Ph.D. will be a featured guest on Huff Post Live with host Nancy Redd, as part of a discussion on viewing gory images and videos on the internet.

The interview will be streamed live at http://live.huffingtonpost.com Thursday, July 23rd, at 1:20 p.m.

Rubenking will share findings from her research on why humans feel compelled to view core disgusts, such as blood, guts and body products.

“It’s a very evolutionary fit thing to rubberneck at gore and gross images. It’s inherently human to pay attention to these things, because we want to avoid it. We gawk at the scene of a car accident so that we know to avoid this happening to us,” Rubenking shared.

Her research entitled “Captivated and Grossed Out: An Examination of Processing Core and Sociomoral Disgusts in Entertainment Media” was published by the Journal of Communication in 2014, and has since been featured in media outlets such as the Daily Mail, ABC News, New York Magazine and Science Daily.

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