How do threats portrayed in the media imprint on the human mind? Why do people seek out threatening information in the news? How do they perceive of these threats and what protective policies do they expect from politicians? I discuss these questions, social science methodologies, and career advice with Shana Kushner Gadarian, assistant professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Dr. Gadarian is coauthor, with Bethany Albertson, of Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Follow her research on Twitter @sgadarian.