As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation am I in?”
Extremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people. Whether it’s the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville or the 2015 Charleston church massacre, it’s important to understand the internet and social media’s role in spreading extremism – and what can possibly be done to prevent these views from leading to actual violence.
Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to the debate over what to do with Confederate statues.
New research suggests what draws older adults to Facebook, but also what keeps them away.
New research suggests that people think about the question, “If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it?” differently if they hear it asked in a language other than their native one.