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W&L’s Gavaler Discusses ‘The Genre Effect’ with The Guardian Chris Gavaler discussed the paper he co-authored with professor Dan Johnson, The Genre Effect, with The Guardian.

“I was paradoxically pleased by the results…In an ideal world, there would be no bias. But if it exists, and it does, it’s useful to expose it.”

Dan Johnson

Washington and Lee University professor Chris Gavaler discussed the paper he co-authored with professor Dan Johnson, The Genre Effect (published in the journal Scientific Study of Literature), with The Guardian. Gavaler is assistant professor of English and Johnson is associate professor of psychology.Read the story online: Science fiction triggers ‘poorer reading’, study finds.

Chris Gavaler