Cafe Sci: Why We Enjoy Fear
Using her background in sociology, Margee Kerr will explain why we enjoy fear. She will focus on the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons we can, and do, enjoy thrilling and scary activities and material. From roller coasters and haunted attractions to scary movies and video games, her talk will explain the many upsides to fear and how our consumption of and engagement with scary material has changed over the last 100 years.
Kerr currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses in sociology for the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a nationally recognized expert on professional haunted houses. Margee works year-round for ScareHouse consulting with the creators and owners on how to be scientifically scary and in developing, implementing, and analyzing data on customers and employees.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.