Kenneth Levine News

Levine’s Research Cited in Article About Why We Enjoy Being Scared

Science World Report cites research by Kenneth Levine, a professor of communications studies, in an article about why people enjoy being scared by books and films. The article says that gender and personality characteristics can influence the enjoyment of scary books, television shows, and movies. Levine and Cynthia A. Hoffner with Georgia State University conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to assess characteristics of those who watched scary movies under observation.

Info Science Faculty Win Grant to Train Science Team Specialists

Four faculty members from UT’s College of Communication and Information have received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating master’s students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.

UT Study: Charismatic Leadership Can Be Measured, Learned

Much has been written in business management textbooks and self-help guides about the role that personal charisma plays in leadership. But according to a newly published study co-authored by UT Knoxville communications studies professor Kenneth Levine, until recently no one was able to describe and measure charisma in a systematic way.