Publication Date

5-4-2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rodgers, Diane M., 1959-

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Sociology

Abstract

People and the media has had a continued fascination in the supernatural, from books and verbal stories of the past to television and movies today. The supernatural is a fascinating topic and includes paranormal phenomena, like vampires and werewolves, as well as religious supernatural phenomena, like angels and demons. The media uses these supernatural phenomena for entertainment, but there is also a belief in these supernatural phenomena. My study, Supernatural Beliefs and the Media, addresses the various supernatural phenomena that is commonly addressed and through interviews and survey data, I compared beliefs in the supernatural with supernatural media consumption. Since the supernatural is a common theme in the media of today and the media has a large impact on people’s lives, there is a need to see if the media is able to influence the belief in the supernatural.

Extent

56 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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