After a busy day at the office, many people collapse onto the sofa instead of getting some exercise. Sven van As explored the mechanism behind this phenomenon. “When we feel stressed or tired, we tend to go for the easy option."
Social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter encourage their users to scroll endlessly. But this doesn’t automatically imply that there is evidence of ‘doom scrolling’, in which the user’s endless scrolling is negative.
During the Covid pandemic, media stories have been proven to inspire young people to help others. Helping others also often gave them a feeling of satisfaction, concludes a new paper from researchers at Radboud University and Erasmus University.