‘Potter’ movies may scare kids more than books, experts say

Anonymous Patron writes “A love for “Harry Potter” led two Purdue professors to write a chapter in a book surrounding the controversies of the wizardry novels. In order to gain knowledge about the subject the two professors, Deborah Taub and Heather Servaty-Seib, performed meta-research by reading about research done by other professionals. They then wrote about the trends they discovered in the book Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives. One concern that arose from their research is that the movies may be more frightening than the books. Research shows that visual images frighten more than words do, said Taub, assistant professor of educational studies.”