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Techniques of Neutralization in Narratives of Addicted Gamers

Author: Nadine Jukschat Published in June 2021 in Psychological Studies Abstract Due to a hegemony of psychology, the phenomenon of addicted gaming tends to be conceptualized as a chronic illness. Taking a sociological perspective requires reframing the phenomenon: As deviant behavior, and therefore as a behavior, that goes against behavioral expectations of social groups. Such […]

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Imagined Synchrony Improves Attitudes Towards Out-groups

Published in Psychological Studies. Gray Atherton & Liam Cross from the Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University, Liverpool asked the interesting question about imagined synchrony and its effects on attitudes to other people. Abstract People are prone to dividing others into the categories of ‘us’ and ‘them’. This can be particularly detrimental to minorities who […]