People only pay attention to new information when they want to
How often do you visit websites that you disagree with? If you watch MSNBC do you also tune into Fox News? If you subscribe to the Sydney Morning Herald, do you also subscribe to the Australian? To the Daily Mail and the Guardian? How often do you really listen to the opinions of people that you don’t agree with?
"Ownership" in the age of Google
How does the model of legal access, in which consumers purchase temporary access rights to goods and services owned and used by others, effect psychological ownership?
Researchers link poor memory to media multitasking
Why do some of us have better memory recall than others? Things that happen even before you begin remembering are going to affect your memory recall and some of these factors are already within our control.
Seeing no longer believing: the manipulation of online images
Image editing software is so ubiquitous and easy to use it has the power to re-imagine history, with deadline-driven journalists lacking the tools to tell the difference, especially when the images come through from social media.
Rising stress, depression in US linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption
New research highlights the connection between mental health and exposure to media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting the need to step away from the television, computer or smartphone to protect psychological well-being.
Social media platforms can contribute to dehumanizing people
Online platforms can normalize hatred and contribute to dehumanization. The wider problem is the dehumanizing of so many aspects of our society, leading to mental illness and a diminution of the value of human beings in general.
Blissful ignorance about COVID-19 or painful truth?
We live in a time of unprecedented access to information. But do we really want all this information, all the time?
You did what with my donation? When donors feel betrayed by charities
When people learn that a charitable contribution they earmarked for a specific project was used for another cause, they feel betrayed - and often punish the charity.
Negative social media voices can erode trust in news media
Humans have always had an inbuilt bias towards negativity—it helped keep us alive in our early days. Paradoxically we also have a trust bias—we tend to trust people, especially those with whom we share a lot in common.
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