How the News Media Traumatize Us

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News is easier to consume than ever before. It is beautifully curated in our smartphone apps, social media accounts, and television channels, and it is continuously optimized to make it increasingly irresistible. The more terrifying, enraging, and shocking the headline, the more likely we are to click and read more.

The advantages of up-to-date information about global events are obvious. When we know…

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Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com

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