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Study: People Who Text Frequently Tend To Be More Racist, Shallow
WINNIPEG (CBS Cleveland) - A new study indicates that people who engage in text messaging tend to be more racist and shallow than their less technologically savvy counterparts.
Researchers at the University of Winnipeg found that young people are specifically susceptible to the trend, according to the Edmonton Journal.
The study was conducted by observing 2,300 psychology students for three years, with observations beginning during their first years of college. Participants were asked to fill out online surveys during the course of the several-year study.
Students who said they sent more than 100 text messages per day were reportedly 30 percent less likely to concern themselves with living ethical lives, researchers including Dr. Paul Trapnell and Dr. Lisa Sinclair were said to have observed.
On the other hand, those who said they sent 50 text messages or less were far more likely to care about living principled lives.
Researchers additionally asked some students to send text messages, talk on cell phones, or abstain from all phone activity during a lab experiment connected to the study.
Afterwards, those participants were asked to rate their approval levels of different groups of minorities and the people who sent more text messages during the experiment also gave more generally negative ratings to different demographics than those who did not.
The brevity of modern forms of communication is said to be a contributing factor to the phenomenon.
Ultra-brief social media like texting and Twitter encourages rapid, relatively shallow thought and consequently very frequent daily use of such media should be associated with cognitive and moral shallowness, researchers noted, according to the Journal.
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Interests: Bionicle, fan fiction, Harry Potter, PS3, Littlebigplanet, BZpower, reading other fanfics, music, tv, philosophy, sociology (the study of human behavior), politics (don't worry I won't bring politics up on BZPower), iPod, weather, Hurricanes, and history.
Things I do: writing, contemplate questions of life, PS3, listen to iPod, surf the web, check out other blogs, listen to podcasts, read fanfics, etc.
Political beliefs: right wing Conservative (John Galt in the flesh IMO )
Religion: Roman Catholic
My Pony Oc
Credit to Toa Mata Pony for drawing this. She's awesome at this stuff.
Vectored image credit to Calamity who lost it then did it again.
In an odd turn of events six Makuta are forced to be the heroes to defeat Six evil Toa and gain the riches of the mythological island of Dermis Nui.
The Unforgiven Sin (working Title)
Three stories, one killer. The island of Cyro Nui has had a long turbulent past, the island has undergone a revolution, lunatics run free and are now animals in the jungles, and the island is divided between North and South. A killer who strangles his or her victims leaving a rose bud near or on the victim is now terrorizing the island one Makuta, two Toa, and three Order of Mata Nui agents begin searching for the Strangler of Cyro Nui.