Selected Media Coverage and Scientific Outreach
Screaming into the void: how outrage is hijacking our lives. William J. Brady. Interview featured on NPR’s Hidden Brain program. October 7, 2019.
The problem with believing what we’re told. Gary Marcus and Annie Duke. The Wall Street Journal. August 31st, 2019.
Why moral emotions go viral online. Ana Gantman, William Brady and Jay Van Bavel. Scientific American. August 20th, 2019.
The technology of kindness. Jamil Zaki. Scientific American. August 6th, 2019.
Understanding the use of persuasive technology on internet platforms. Our research was cited in a presentation to U.S. Senators on the use of digital media for persuasion (around 1:30:00). June 25th, 2019.
“Trial by Twitter”. William J. Brady. Hearsay w/ Cathy Lewis (30 min live radio interview with DC-area NPR affiliate). February 25th, 2019.
“How political opinions change.” Phillip Parnamets & Jay Van Bavel. Scientific American. November 20th, 2018.
“Why do good people turn bad online?” Gaia Vince. BBC. April 3rd, 2018.
“False news stories travel faster and farther on Twitter than the truth.” Brian Resnick. CNN. March 19th, 2018
“Rack up social likes by being angry”. William J. Brady & Molly Crockett. NBC Left Field (digital short about our research with interview clips)
“Twitter’s Passion Politics.” Jay Van Bavel & William J. Brady. NY Times. July 8th, 2017.
“One graph shows how morally outraged tweets stay within their political bubble”. July 8th, 2017. Olivia
“Donald Trump on Twitter: There may be a psychological reason why the President’s tweets go viral.” June 28th, 2017. Ryan Bort. Newsweek.
“How to go viral: stick to your morals but add a hint of emotion.” Liat Clark. Wired UK. June 28th, 2017.
“Why do so many studies fail to replicate?” Jay Van Bavel. NY Times. May 27th, 2016.