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Do Medical Dramas Inhibit Reckless Driving?

This is a photo of doctors and nurses attending to a person strapped to a gurney.

Watching negative depictions of car accidents and risky driving on hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy may influence people's attitudes towards dangerous driving. ... More>


Selective Media Coverage May Cause Us to Forget Certain Health Facts

The health facts presented by mass media in the midst of a disease outbreak may influence what we remember, and what we forget, about the disease. ... More>


Why Bad News Is Good News


How movies influence perceptions of brain disorders


Countering “Neuromyths” in the Movies

Using a grant awarded by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, Mary V. Spiers is educating the public about the science behind popular movies. ... More>