Biased, or untrue, media plays a huge role in the believability and spread of conspiracy theories
Discussing the psychology behind science denialism and its impact on MVHS. To some of us, science is simply a fact, but to others, science is something people can choose whether or not to believe. While the scientific method involves careful experimentation and data analysis, and the process of publication of peer-reviewed journals ensures that scientific … Continue reading The Science Behind Science Denial
Explaining political polarization through psychology. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building to overturn his election defeat, clearly displaying America’s deep political divide to the world. Now more than ever, our country is split between red and blue. Instead of focusing on the true quality of government, the focus … Continue reading One Country, Two Colors
Exploring the effects of hindsight bias on students’ and athletes’ success.
Bill has had a small chip in his brain for as long as he can remember. Her name is Jeanette, his friend, his only friend. The only person he has ever needed. Her presence is his constant. She is a part of him, to an extent that even he doesn’t understand. By Arnav Rathee The … Continue reading Thank You, Jeanette
Identifying the truths and misconceptions behind the usage of consumerism to combat climate change Uncontrollable wildfires rage across the state of California. Storms, heat waves, and droughts increase in both frequency and intensity, wreaking havoc across the nation. One study predicts a 23% fall in average global income by the turn of the century. All … Continue reading Changing the Climate Through the Marketplace
An insight on the psychology of Zoom fatigue and its effects on MVHS students and teachers. From the first case of the Covid-19 infection in Wuhan, China in December 2019 to the global shutdown and world-wide quarantine enforcements in the following months, Covid-19 has changed our world and paved the way for a new, online, … Continue reading A Remote Lifestyle: The Psychology Behind Zoom Fatigue
Investigating what makes horror movies so popular.
The dangers of social media addiction. Swipe. A girl cuts open the packaging to her brand new phone. Click. She powers it on. Tap, tap. Logging on to the boundless expanse of the internet... Meanwhile, her brain facilitates all her bodily functions and thought, serving as a never-resting machine. Chemical messengers, hormones and neurotransmitters, deliver … Continue reading Zero followers
The neuroscience and changes in mental health during the pandemic. After staying separate for so long, social isolation has taken a toll on many’s mental health. According to Science News, studies on the psychological effects on those that were under heavy quarantine during the Ebola, SARS and other widespread diseases during the 2000s showed that … Continue reading Mental Health During the Pandemic