The Psychology of Trolling

The Psychology of Trolling



As denizens of the internet, most of us are familiar with the trolls. In this episode of SciShow, learn a little about how social scientists think trolls came to be, and how online communities are figuring it all out.

Learn more about Butt Hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgsdhmLrLPA
Learn more about Trolling: https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ?t=42s

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Sources:
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/30/online-aggression http://www.academia.edu/3658367/The_online_disinhibition_effect
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Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trollet_som_grunner_p%C3%A5_hvor_gammelt_det_er.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anonymous_emblem.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_Machiavelli#/media/File:Portrait_of_Niccol%C3%B2_Machiavelli_by_Santi_di_Tito.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Narcissus-Caravaggio_(1594-96)_edited.jpg

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