The Upside of Social Media Narcissism

The Upside of Social Media Narcissism
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Could a slight rise in narcissism from increased use of social media actually make us better, more self-aware people?

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Contagion, Affirmation and Lies: The Psychology of Social Media

Contagion, Affirmation and Lies: The Psychology of Social Media
Views of how social media can affect people are often over-generalized (“its ruining our conversational skills!” versus “its going to spark revolutions to rid the world of dictators!”), as is often the case with new technologies. The degree to which social media are embedded in our everyday lives makes this impulse all the more powerful. In the present talk, we’ll go over some of the most recent research from our group that examines how social media can have subtle but powerful effects on a range of psychological dynamics. The talk will cover how emotional contagion can take place over text-based communication, how social media can boost self-esteem and self-affirmation while degrading performance on a math test, and modify the way we lie (and tell the truth) to one another. The talk will include several activities designed to illuminate the key principles derived from the experimental findings that I will present, so be prepared to have your emotions infected, your sense of self improved, and to be lied to.

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Social Media Training-Psychology of Social Media Pt. 1 by Doug Firebaugh

Social Media Training-Psychology of Social Media Pt. 1 by Doug Firebaugh

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Cliff Nass: The psychology of media and its implications

Cliff Nass: The psychology of media and its implications
Great user experiences depend on socially-intelligent interfaces that harmonize a person’s real identity with his or her “digital persona.” The digital persona informs the social signaling mechanisms.

Cliff Nass shares the work done at the Stanford CHIMe Lab over the last decade, which has provided insights to inform the design of interfaces.

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The Hive Mind – Crowd Psychology – What lies behind collective thought and reason – Why Social Media Failed – the crowd, a study of the popular mind – french social psychologist sociologist gustave le bon – crowd herd behaviour – twitter facebook reddit – marina joyce – no man’s sky hype anger lies rage – hysterical crowds masses – hypnotized – forums – maniac mob – stock market crash reason – primitive barbaric behaviour in masses groups crowds – Why crowds go crazy fast – Why there is so much anger on the internet web – Witchhunt Witchhunts

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Central mass psychological theses
Types of materials:
A. Dissimilar materials (foules hétérogènes)
1. nameless masses (as street collections)
2. Not nameless (for example, jury, Parliament)
B. Similar masses (foules homogeneous)
1. sects (political, religious, others)
2. Case (military, priests, workers box, etc.)
3. Classes (citizens, farmers, etc.).
Nature, function and evaluation of the mass:
A mass is basically impulsive, mobile, irritable, suggestible, gullible, obsessed with exaggerated and ingenious ideas, intolerant and dictatorial.
Mass transport mainly ideas and cultural objectives that are only realized by the few who can keep from mass distance.
The individual can only in the mass ascend to heights or sink down into depths (mostly the latter).
Origin of mass is the mass psyche that emerges again from a racial soul than the common, inherited cultural substrate.
Anglo-Saxon masses react differently Romanesque, often show even contradictory ways of reacting.
Modern materials are mainly characterized by a boundless egotism, brings decay and spiritually barren mob rule with him.
The emerging mass age has to be assessed negatively, as here now overpowering masses are no longer bound by ideals, traditions and institutions.
Suggestibility and gullibility:
The members of a mass forfeit the critical faculties of which they have as individuals. Your personality vanishes.
The mass may not differ from factual Personal.
They succumb easily suggestions, their effect of hypnosis is similar, and is hysterical; it is easy to steer.
Therefore, it is also susceptible to legends that deal with most heroic leaders and events.
The opinion in the mass is carried out by mental contagion.
Intelligence, emotion and bias:
The mass is only slightly intelligent.
She thinks one side rough and undifferentiated in both good and evil.
The mass does not think logically but in images, which are often caused by simple voice symbolism.
The mass is easily excitable, gullible and erratic. Your emotion is simple.
Judgments, actions and beliefs of the mass:
The ground is very conservative in general.
The mass can not be convinced by logical arguments, but only emotional.
The mass is sometimes disinterested, possibly also virtuous or heroic, then often in the exuberance.
The mass is intolerant and domineering.
You can be very cruel, far beyond the individuals Possible addition, and is given suitable guidance willing to revolutions.
The core beliefs of the mass change only very slowly.
The moral judgments of a mass independent of the origin or the intellect of its members.
The mass judging by hasty generalization of individual cases.
Your beliefs quickly take on religious overtones and often based on wishful thinking.
Leader of masses:
Guides and ideas are rapidly charismatic properties (Nimbus or “prestige”).
Without a guide, the composition is as a flock without a shepherd.
Leaders are not thinkers, but men of action, occasionally one finds among them nervous, irritable and half crazy.
Leaders often act through a great eloquence. Great leaders can awaken a faith and thus control entire nations.
Guide rule is usually violently.
There are two types of leaders: effective short-term and long-term. That depends on the perseverance of her will.
Leaders act primarily through three methods: assertion, repetition and contagion and transmission, whose best-known effect is the imitation.
If a leader does not work, it quickly loses its aura and goes under.

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Dr. Rachna Jain – Interview on using social psychology to boost online visibility

Dr. Rachna Jain – Interview on using social psychology to boost online visibility – Denise Wakeman, founder of The Blog Squad interviews Dr. Rachna Jain on why it’s important to pay attention to aspects of social psychology when building your platform of visibility on the Web. Dr. Jain give examples from studies and talks about “priming” your marketing messages on your social networking sites. Be sure to watch the entire video to see how you can get a free audio program on psychology and social media!

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The Social Psychology of Leftist Mass Hysteria (Part 1)

The Social Psychology of Leftist Mass Hysteria (Part 1)
I take a look into the riots, protests and the media narratives associated with them that have occurred over the past few months, against Trump and the right, including the alt-right in particular, and the social psychological involved, particularly as it concerns anonymity, social identity/self-categorization, inter-group relations, cult-like behavior, and stigma.

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The Social Media War on the Psyche : Reactance

The Social Media War on the Psyche : Reactance
Social media has become a den of censorship, with free expression resulting in everything from soft “shadowbans” to outright bans and silencing. In this video I cover the topic of psychological reactance and how it related to social media, censorship, including self-censorship, and the future of free speech on the Internet.

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