Update: Will ‘Weaponising’ of NHS Scotland increase physical and mental health problems?
‘So not only are negatively valenced news broadcasts likely to make you sadder and more anxious, they are also likely to exacerbate your own personal worries and anxieties. We would intuitively expect that news items reflecting war, famine and poverty might induce viewers to ruminate on such topics. But the effect of negatively valenced news is much broader than that – it can potentially exacerbate a range of personal concerns not specifically relevant to the content of the program itself. So, bombarding people with ‘sensationalized’ negativity does have genuine and real psychological effects. Given this ‘cascading’ effect of negativity into people’s personal lives, should TV schedulers be required to consider such effects when preparing and scheduling programs containing emotively negative content?’
This opening quote from Psychology Today in 2012, in some ways, makes the rest of my article redundant such is its impact but I want to go on to make more clear my critique of BBC Reporting Scotland’s current ‘weaponising’ of NHS Scotland ….
Author : Prof. John Robertson
Source : Thought Control Scotland
Original Publication Date : Jan 12, 2017
Article Link : Update: Is BBC Reporting Scotland’s ‘Weaponising’ ….
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