Sometimes it’s a bit of a strange situation that you find a new piece of research by someone you know through someone you know. I found this umbrella review by Patti Valkenburg via Dan Willingham. It’s a small world indeed. What is this preprint about? Research into the impact of social media use (SMU) on… Read More Interesting preprint: Social Media Use and Well-Being: What we Know and What We Need to Know
Whenever you look something up on Google, do you know what your knowledge is and what Google gave you as information? You might think that you do, but research by Adrian Ward that he’s been working on for almost a decade shows it’s probably not the case: In the current digital age, people are constantly… Read More People mistake the internet’s knowledge for their own
I discovered this poster via a tweet by Steve Stewart-Williams. You can download the poster and more background information here at Geckoboard.
Whenever I talk about the replication crisis I can face some feedback from both members of the audience and scientists that it’s maybe not so wise to mention this to the broad public. I disagree, as for me, the replication crisis is a perfect example of the self-correcting nature of science. This new study about… Read More How news coverage affects public trust in science
As I child I watched way too much television. Besides helping me learn to speak and write a personal kind of English, what has been the result? A new report assesses the values emphasized by television programs popular with tweens over each decade from 1967 to 2017, charting how 16 values have waxed and waned… Read More How has television been shaping the values of our children?
I’ve watched way too much tv as a kid. Trust me, I did. But maybe it’s not only because my grandparents – who helped raising me -allowed it, but a new study suggests it’s also maybe because of my temperament? From the press release: Children’s own temperament could be driving the amount of TV they… Read More Why do some kids like television more than others?