The metrics of outrage

Paying The Bills With Angry Clicks

Not all outrage is created equal. Some stories are truly outrageous. Others stories are just framed to seem that way.

This Is Your Brain On Outrage

In her book, How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett shares research that suggests emotions are basically guesses based on past experiences. (The scientific term for this is “affective predictions.”) In a 2009 published paper on neuroscience, Barrett and Moshe Bar shared evidence for how we “see with feeling.”

How Publishers Can Navigate Outrage

“The greatest weapon against stress,” wrote William James, “is our ability to choose one thought over another.” That quote popped up at the end of my meditation with the app, which I find myself turning to frequently these days.

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