George Carlin's 1972 routine 'the seven words you can never say on television' underlined his generation's rejection of the niceties of post-war American society. Seeing how the use of these swear words has changed over time captures the evolving American psyche, according to a new study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge.
University of Cincinnati professors Annulla Linders and Erynn Masi de Casanova used historical news accounts to examine the cultural norms of executions through prisoner attire.
Around one-third of fake images went undetected in a recent study by the University of Warwick, UK.
Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Immersive journalism allows viewers to have an intensely subjective experience of an objective situation. It promises new ways of heightening interest in and empathy for news stories, but it also runs the risk of aligning with a post-truth politics centering around subjectivism and relativism. Many challenges remain, chiefly with regards to the technological and ethical aspects of turning an external viewer/reader into an immersed and active participant.
New research finds the type of sensory experience an advertisement conjures up in our mind -- taste and touch vs. sight and sound -- has a fascinating effect on when we make purchases. The study led by marketing professors at Brigham Young University and the University of Washington finds that advertisements highlighting more distal sensory experiences (sight/sound) lead people to delay purchasing, while highlighting more proximal sensory experiences (touch/taste) lead to earlier purchases.
New research that examined 4,452 CEOs from 2,666 US firms, as well as 104,129 news articles and 6,567 CNBC interviews, found that CEOs who appeared in CNBC interviews could expect their compensation to increase by $210,239 on average, notwithstanding firm performance and other mitigating factors.
Slightly more than half of all US adults pay for news, with roughly half of those subscribing to a newspaper, according to a study conducted by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The study, by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press, looks at the most characteristic words of informal chit-chat in today's Britain.
A new study of English spelling practices demonstrates that the way we spell words is much more orderly and self-organizing than previously thought. The study 'Self-organization in the spelling of English suffixes: The emergence of culture out of anarchy,' by Kristian Berg (University of Oldenburg) and Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook University) was published in the March, 2017 issue of the scholarly journal Language.