Category Archives: Psychology

Library Link of the Day: In gender discrimination, social class matters a great deal

Courtesy of The Conversation: The Harvey Weinstein guilty verdict is a victory for the #MeToo movement. “Today is a powerful day & a huge step forward in our collective healing,” wrote the actress Rose McGowan on Twitter. Still, sexism is pervasive in American … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The coronavirus is the first true social-media “infodemic”

Courtesy of Technology Review: On January 19—a week before the Lunar New Year—Tommy Tang left Shenzhen with his girlfriend to visit her family in Wuhan for the holiday. They had heard of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19), … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Confidence in public acceptance of election results connects to following political news, relying on social media

Courtesy of Pew Research Center: Last week’s caucus-tallying muddle in Iowa shined a spotlight on the way U.S. presidents are elected and on the possibility that, in a divided nation, there could be controversies over vote tallies, results and the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A surprising defense against cyber harassment

Courtesy of Columbia Journalism Review: JOURNALISTS HAVE GENERALLY opposed defamation laws because they so often are used against news organizations to stifle free expression. Now, faced with repeated misinformation, threats of violence, and other efforts to undermine their credibility, reporters have … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Twitter users can now report voter suppression, misinformation

Courtesy of Politico: Twitter will allow U.S. users to report tweets with misleading information about how to participate in the forthcoming U.S. election starting today, the company said. The company expects the reporting tool will help cut down on misinformation … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: LEGO Targets Stressed-Out Adults to Help Them Reduce Anxiety

Courtesy of The Good News Network: Not many kids have made it through childhood without ever snapping two LEGO bricks together, but now they get a second chance: the most popular and profitable toy company is building a bridge to … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: An oasis of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats distrust social media sites for political and election news

Courtesy of Pew Research Center: As we enter the 2020 election year, a large majority of Americans are familiar with the major social media sites in the rapidly expanding digital universe. Moreover, a number of them are also sources for … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How a disinformation network exploited satire to become a popular source of false news on Facebook

Courtesy of Politifact: A couple of days before Christmas, a fabricated story about a Donald Trump rally went viral on Facebook. Published by AJUAnews.com, the article claimed a Trump rally in Chicago had drawn massive crowds — evidence that Democrats in the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Neurologists Release 3 Online Brain Training Games Scientifically Proven to Work

Courtesy of The Good News Network: A team of university professors from New York and California have designed and developed three free digital games to help its users’ brains work more efficiently. NYU Steinhardt Professor Jan L. Plass and his … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day:Think twice before shouting your virtues online – Moral Grandstanding

Courtesy of The Conversation: In an era of bitter partisanship, political infighting and ostracization of those with unpopular views, Americans actually agree on one thing: 85% say political discourse has gotten worse over the last several years, according to Pew Research. The polarization … Continue reading

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