Outrage 009 – How social media gives us what captures our attention rather than what we actually want – Steven Rathje
This is part-two of a two-part series with Dr. Steven Rathje discussing research that found that social media creates incentives for out-group animosity, which can be a factor in increasing polarization. It is also harmful for mental health and society. In this episode, we also talk about the increasing problem of transparency of social media […]
Outrage 008 – How social media creates incentives for out-group animosity – Steven Rathje
We introduced the podcast with a two-part series with Dr. Peter H. Ditto, Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior, telling us about “Political Sectarianism” explaining how our divide goes beyond policy preferences and ideas, arguing that American political partisans are bonded by something that looks more like religious faith where “our” side is morally superior […]
Outrage 006 – How virality results in moral panics – Kurt Gray
Moral panics are not uncommon. Back in the 1980’s there was a moral panic over the game Dungeons and Dragons. Some parents believed D&D was the work of the devil, a gateway to joining a Satanic cult. It wasn’t “but this didn’t stop people from worrying about it,” says my guest on this episode, Dr. […]
Outrage Overload is a podcast about the outrage industry, my journey to discover what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.