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Nic Matthews

Nic Matthews

Nic Matthews

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Mass Communication, Indiana University

M.A., Telecommunications, Indiana University

B.A., Telecommunications, University of Georgia

Research Interests

My research investigates the mechanisms and contexts that bias moral judgments. I am most interested in the phenomena that motivate people to perceive immoral actions as moral (or vice versa). A major goal of my work is to understand and predict moral judgment biases by intersecting communication theory with moral psychology. Generally, I ground my work in mass media entertainment and interpersonal communication theories.