By Science Editor
Are you an internet troll? Do you give other people a hard time while hanging out in the comments section of Yahoo, for example? Then you may be a troll.
In this edition of the SciShow, which is a YouTube science show, host Michael Aranda talks about the psychology of internet trolling and the six key factors behavioral scientist believe make-up an internet troll: dissociative anonymity, invisibility, time disconnect, solipsistic introjection, dissociative imagination, and the minimization of authority.
Don’t worry! He makes each term accessible to the non-behavioral scientist.
Michael also covers the history of trolling and the different kinds of internet trolls, including the griefer and the cyber-bully. As he further explains, the research on internet trolling is very new and the knowledge behavioral scientists have gained from the few studies that have been conducted has been “sparse.” But this fascinating field is just starting.
Enjoy the video!
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