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

    … to listen to Episode 36 Click here to download the latest episode or subscribe in iTunes Click here for the show’s RSS feed – for Android listeners. Find the podcast on Stitcher Resources mentioned in this show The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt Suttree by Cormac McCarthy The Counselor by Cormac…

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