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Media Psychology

Do you scoff at Apple products?

How many people have you met who are proud they do not own an Apple iPhone or iPad?You know the type. They disregard the slick designs and marketing and focus on the technical and functional characteristics of products. But if you are one of the many millions of iPhone owners you might be more willing to… Keep Reading

Media Psychology

Why do we punish people?

During the lead up to the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran there was public outcry. In one camp we had the calls for mercy. The punishment did not fit the crime.In another camp was the harsh view that they should have simply known better. And, of course, there was a third camp, people… Keep Reading

Media Psychology

Everything causes cancer

This morning I polished off a few rashers of bacon. My risk of stomach cancer increased. However, I followed it with a cup of coffee which probably lowered my risk of liver cancer. But those alcoholic beverages over the years have probably sealed my fate there. At least that’s what I’ve been led to believe.… Keep Reading

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Facebook may be making you miserable. Like?

Are you a passive user of Facebook? That is someone who likes to read the posts of others and scroll through their photos without much of a comment or ‘like’? You may think you’re making a statement by not joining in the superficial cyber nonsense, memes and invitations for flattering comments. But research suggests that… Keep Reading

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Why does Jill Meagher’€™s death resonate so strongly with us?

It’s a jungle out there. Every day countless people are murdered, raped, beaten, bullied, harassed and even tortured. Some of these stories capture our attention. Others are ignored. And some go viral, drawing our attention, involvement, and call for action. A few cases illustrate this phenomenon. In 1964 Susan ‘Kitty’ Genovese was murdered in Brooklyn,… Keep Reading

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Not another blog about that blue/black dress

It’s not about the dress. It’s about your fundamental views being challenged about the world.People often view the world as if we are ‘observers’ looking at reality. This viewpoint is referred to as ‘realism’. Scientists have discovered time and time again, however, that the observer cannot be disentangled from reality. In the case of ‘dressgate’,… Keep Reading

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What you say on social media reveals your personality

It used to be concerns about posting that embarrassing photo or regret over a comment you made that may have unintentionally insulted your best friend. On work-related platforms, like LinkedIn, your posts could impact your reputation. Now navigating the intricacies of social media is going to get even harder. Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that we… Keep Reading

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