Event Title

An Exploratory Investigation of Word Aversion

Location

Science Center, A155

Start Date

4-25-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 5:15 PM

Abstract

In recent decades, a cultural phenomenon known as word aversion has been present in American culture. Words such as “moist” cause certain individuals to experience disgust and considerable discomfort. This research represents an extension of initial findings about the cause and prevalence of word aversion by attempting to determine if reactions to the word “moist” can be measured through behavior.

Notes

Session III, Panel 13 - Enigmatic Agents: Studies in the Decoding of Language and Action
Moderator: Cindy Frantz, Associate Professor of Psychology

Major

Psychology

Advisor(s)

Travis Wilson, Psychology

Project Mentor(s)

Paul Thibodeau, Psychology

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An Exploratory Investigation of Word Aversion

Science Center, A155

In recent decades, a cultural phenomenon known as word aversion has been present in American culture. Words such as “moist” cause certain individuals to experience disgust and considerable discomfort. This research represents an extension of initial findings about the cause and prevalence of word aversion by attempting to determine if reactions to the word “moist” can be measured through behavior.