Examining the X-Files: An integrative conflict model adaptation for contemporary paranormal thought

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Stan H. Hodges
Jason S. Ulserger


This is a study of perceptions of the television program the X-Files. Using a review of literary sources, descriptive statistics. and qualitative comments from on-line communities. it focuses on what makes the show popular and what people see as deeper meanings behind episodes. With the X-Files as a backdrop, it also applies an adaptation of the inlegralive conflict model to examine the increased presence of paranormal thought currcnlly shaping public consciousness and influencing contested cultural ideologies. It builds on previous research using the integrative conflict model and studies of the X-Files as a cultural phenomenon.

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