Turn on the news or look at Twitter, and it’s likely you’ll be bombarded by outrage. Many people have come to believe that the only way to spark change is to incite anger. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit a favorite 2019 episode about how outrage is hijacking our conversations, our communities, and our minds.
“Moral outrage in the digital age,” by Molly Crockett, 2017.
“The Value of Vengeance and the Demand for Deterrence,” by Molly Crocket, Yagiz Özdemir, and Ernst Fehr, 2014.
“Attentional capture helps explain why moral and emotional content go viral,” by William Brady, Ana Gantman & Jay Van Bavel, 2019.