People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast

How does Facebook increase political polarization and animosity?, with Jaime Settle

October 22, 2020 Zachary Elwood Episode 27
People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast
How does Facebook increase political polarization and animosity?, with Jaime Settle
Show Notes

A talk with Dr. Jaime Settle, a political scientist who has studied how social media may be increasing political animosity and division. She is the author of Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, which describes her research showing how Facebook seems to increase people's animosity towards members of the opposite political party. Topics: political polarization, psychological effects social media has on us, internet communication in general.