Professor Diana C. Mutz, Ph.D. delivered the talk “In Your Face Politics: Television and the Intensification of Political Emotions,” on Thursday, October 25 at Boston University. The talk is part of the Dr. Melvin DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series at Boston U.
About the talk: Is the way Americans experience politicians and political conflict different now from how it was in the past? Drawing on a series of experimental and survey studies, Dr. Mutz illuminates the consequences of incivility and the unique visual perspective of televised politics. Her findings have implications for understanding the strong emotions that can be aroused by contemporary politicians.