Applications for University of California and California State University campuses are due November 30.Anxiety is at an all-time high for students as they tackle one of their applications’ greatest challenges–one I know too well–the personal statement.The video also touches on the intersection influence of adaptation and mimicry, the techniques employed in transplanting the same material to different artistic mediums, and why we are compelled to adapt the work of others in the first place.
Applications for University of California and California State University campuses are due November 30.Anxiety is at an all-time high for students as they tackle one of their applications’ greatest challenges–one I know too well–the personal statement.
It may seem obvious, but it’s a difficult feat to pull off right.
The canned prompts admissions offices require of all applicants don’t help.
Fundamentally, our emotions haven’t changed, but social media is used to broadcast them more widely. Everybody thinks they ought to share,” said Chamorro-Premuzic.
Another issue researchers are studying is how social media can rapidly drive individuals to their “safe spot,” the place they’re most comfortable personally and ideologically, and close off opinions that are different from their core values and beliefs.
Euripides ' play Medea functions as a social commentary to convince the Greeks that their view on the demeaning social status of women is flawed.
November is National College Application Month (yes, there is such a thing), and for millions of students–and their parents–urgent deadlines loom.So the discourse on these topics is more likely to be pretty one-sided within a person's social network,” he cautions.Just hours after news began to circulate of the murder of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, millions of flame-filled arguments and accusations filled social networks of all sorts, all the while millions of others posted messages of condolence, support and love for all those touched by the shootings.For example, we work in the same company, but our views on other topics are different.So we do at times see people in our network of connections making statements that are inconsistent with our own views.”Reinforcing belief and bias One main problem with social media use during crises, said Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, it that it enhances “confirmation bias,” or the tendency to seek out and listen to only that information that reinforces long-standing opinions.“We mostly pay attention to those who think like we do,” he said.So, is social media a help or a hindrance in times of crisis and tragedy? Sharing and oversharing“With social media, we can now connect with millions of people, including strangers, remotely,” says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzi, a business psychology professor at University College London and Columbia University.“Such a connection is mostly digital, but human imagination enables us to experience empathy, what other people feel, even when they are far away and we don’t know them.”Chamorro-Premuzic says that social networks can function something like watching a sad movie: collectively, individuals can share their emotional responses together as part of a community.When overused, it can reduce profound, complex emotions and issues into talking points and babble.“The perpetual need to overshare opinions and feelings does trivialize the expression of emotions over social media.It is not the same to lose a close friend than to change the profile picture of your page,” he told VOA.“Social media is an amplified, yet more superficial, version of spending physical time with a close friend.This, says Charles Steinfeld, is especially true at moments of pain and confusion, such as with the Orlando massacre.“Social media conversations tend to connect like-minded people, so it isn't as likely to bridge big ideological divides and is more likely to deepen divisions," says Steinfeld, a professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University.But Steinfeld says that tendency is not a hard and fast rule.“In many cases, our connections on social media may have arisen because of similarities in one area of our lives.