08 Apr Being Well Podcast: Mailbag: Dealing with Hysteria and Violent Media
Today we have a special episode for you. We love receiving messages from our listeners, and occasionally we get some questions. They’re often really interesting, and a little while ago we put out a call for additional questions that we’d answer on a future episode of the podcast.
Well, that’s what we’re going to do today! All of the questions during this episode were sent in through the contact form on our website. If you’d like to submit a question to be answered during a future mailbag, use the form on this page!
During this episode, we’re focusing on questions from listeners related to things that can hijack our attention, specifically hysterical and violent forms of media.
Studies and statements quoted during this episode:
- Royal Society Open Science Study
- Statement from the Society for Media Psychology and Technology of the American Psychological Association
- Consortium of Scholars Open Letter
- PNAS Metaanalysis
2:00: “I feel like our culture bombards us with hysteria. What can we do to stop it from influencing us?”
12:50: “Do violent video games, or other forms of media, cause children to become violent?”
24:45: “How much exposure to intense media would you allow your child?”