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Humans are fascinated by bad news. The appeal of ‘wrong’ is a striking psychological phenomenon that baffles many researchers.
Just like we cannot look away from a car accident happening in front of our eyes, doomscrolling or endlessly scrolling through news feeds and social media content...
Doomscrolling is a modern equivalent of the late-night 11 o’clock news that many families watched before going to sleep.
People find a topic and then get sucked in a vortex of information, provided by never-ending news cycles. We are biologically driven towards attending to our wor...
A survey conducted in Germany revealed that media exposure frequency, duration and diversity showed a sharp spike during a global crisis and that led to increased depression symptoms and anxiety.
Phone usage (beyond the normal 1 to 2 hours a day) has already been linked to anxiety, depres...
.. or GAD is when all the news and information make a bed inside your head and make it like a huge twitter feed of worries. Symptoms include muscle tensions, fatigue and depression. Doom Scrollers have similar, undiagnosed effects.
When we doom scroll, we are in a way pract...
Doom scrolling is similar to gambling behaviour, as we scroll to find anything uplifting too, hooked on the expectation of seeing something good.
Just like a gambler keeps pulling the lever of a slot machine, we keep thumbing upwards to scroll through the newsfeeds.
Possible ways to stop or minimize doom scrolling can be:
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