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2012-09-07 11:09:37

Every ten years or so, someone will make the observation that there is a lack of political diversity among psychological scientists and a discussion about what ought to be done ensues. The notion that the field discriminates against and is skewed toward a liberal political perspective is worthy of concern; scholars, both within and outside the field, have offered various solutions to this diversity problem. As psychological scientists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers point out, however, we...

2012-05-03 15:52:29

A new paper by Kyle Murray, a marketing researcher with the Alberta School of Business, puts a spin on the expression "you can't please everyone." Murray and co-authors Remi Trudel of Boston University and June Cotte from the University of Western Ontario found that when it comes to our basic consumer motivations, how we experience a good or bad service experience or how we react to a superior or inferior product depends on whether we're prone to seeking pleasure or avoiding pain. This...

2012-02-01 01:13:14

Despite the fears of some scholars and pundits, most political partisans don´t avoid news and opinion sources that contradict their own beliefs, according to a new study. In fact, the more that self-described liberals and conservatives visited online sources supportive of their beliefs, the more likely they were to also view opposition websites, as well as general news sites. “People aren´t systematically avoiding websites that challenge their political views,”...

2011-05-13 15:00:00

Politicians should be careful when they rail against mainstream news media. A study from North Carolina State University shows that perceived bias of media outlets can lead to increased political engagement "“ but only on specific issues. When there is a general perception of bias in the news media it actually results in increased apathy among citizens. "With this study, we wanted to see whether people's perception of media bias affected their political participation, beyond voting,"...

2010-03-16 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A "Truth in Media" audience poll of African-American internet users revealed that an overwhelming 80% believe the coverage of African-Americans in the news is "negative" and nearly 90% do not think mainstream news is "fair and balanced" in its coverage of African-Americans. Readers of the TheLoop21.com and NewsOne.com, also indicated that "more reporting on the achievements by African-Americans" would cause them to spend more time watching, listening,...

2009-03-12 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Lamar Smith, a Republican representing the 21st District of Texas, called for more accountability from the national media, particularly The New York Times, in an exclusive column posted at BoycottNYT.com. "After years of biased reporting -- reaching a new low with the most one-sided coverage of a presidential campaign in history last year -- The New York Times has lost its credibility. But rather than try to restore it, the Times...

2009-02-24 18:22:00

The Hard Hitting Documentary Exposes Unprecedented Mainstream Media Bias in the 2008 Presidential Election LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new feature-length documentary provides the most compelling and comprehensive portrait yet of the unprecedented mainstream media bias and abdication of duty that took place during the 2008 presidential election. The movie, entitled Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted provides a contextual and chronological...


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