Media Experts

Communication, mass media effects, belief in the paranormal, media violence and horror

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Glenn Sparks, a Purdue University professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication, can talk about mass media effects including media violence, scary TV images and how communication technologies affect interpersonal relationships. Sparks is co-author of "Refrigerator Rights: Our Crucial Need for Close Connection," which was published in 2002.

Sparks can discuss:

  • The effects of frightening images on children, and how violence in films can affect people of all ages
  • The appeal of violence in movies and the movie rating system
  • Communication technologies and relationships
  • Belief in the paranormal
  • The science behind ‘a good scare’
  • The CSI Effect: How TV consumption predicts opinions about the criminal justice system

 Contact: Glenn Sparks,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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