People often consider themselves the best experts on the subject of themselves. Consequently, they consider other people’s opinions more credible if they match their own. However, there are exceptions, researchers from the Jagiellonian University say.
Some manufacturers of cosmetics, dietary supplements, electronic equipment boast that the effectiveness of their products is scientifically confirmed. Studies that help advertise products often have nothing to do with the real scientific method. In the long run, such dishonest marketing can undermine trust not so much in companies but in science. Maybe it is worth considering how to stigmatise him?
During the pandemic, young people spent an average of over 16 hours a week using social media, over 14 hours watching movies and TV series, and nearly 8 hours playing games, researchers from Poland and the Netherlands say. They warn that young people are affected not only by the amount of screen time, but also the viewed content.