Social Media And Psychology

  • A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

    … might surprise you. Social media and critical thinking Here is a grand irony. In this modern day, we have the accumulated knowledge of the human race in the palm of our hand, and we use this device primarily to rant about politics or share cat pictures. Although we have the infinite opportunity to learn and consider opposing views, the level…

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  • Too much of a good thing? The weird truth about social proof.

    … five-star reviews. But I bought the book and was pleasantly surprised that yes, it is a five-star book.” Isn’t that weird? The book had great reviews and he didn’t believe it? In fact, arguably the five-star reviews hurt my credibility. That, my friends, is the bizarre world of “social proof.” Sometimes too much of a good thing is, well … a bad…

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  • Mobile devices are detroying human conversation. Get over it.

    … In this post, I am going to provide some extremely weird and unexpected advice, but I need to scare the crap out of you first. Nearly every day, there are new warnings about exposing kids to too much “screen time.” Research shows excessive screen time may lead to Chronic health problems Obesity Poor academic performance … to name a few…

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  • How Facebook changes our behavior

    … I always find it curious when people compare our social media presence with our REAL presence in the “real world.” What makes people think that Facebook is NOT the real world? Increasingly, we are beginning to see these lines blur. We create our personality on Facebook. But Facebook is also creating our personality. Facebook changes our…

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