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50 years ago this week…
1. The Saturn V launch vehicle (SA-506) for the Apollo 11 mission liftoff at 8:32 am CDT, July 16, 1969, from launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
2. Apollo 11 Official Crew Portrait. L-R: Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot.
3. Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint in the lunar soil.
4. Buzz Aldrin poses beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface.
5. Mission Operations Control Room of the Mission Control Center applauding the splashdown & success of Apollo 11.
6. President Richard M. Nixon welcomes the Apollo 11 astronauts home aboard the USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for the mission.
7. Full Moon photographed from Apollo 11 during its trans-Earth journey homeward, 10,000 nautical miles away.
Researchers also found that fear of terrorism and having a history of violent victimization appear to draw individuals to this highly graphic coverage – and that watching such videos was associated with global distress and fear of the future about two years after they went viral. The report appears in American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.
“Our study is the first to identify the motivations behind viewing a beheading video and the long-term consequences of doing so,” said senior author Roxane Cohen Silver, UCI professor of psychological science. “Our findings suggest that when individuals are afraid of horrific acts of cruelty occurring in the world, they may be curious to seek out graphic coverage of these types of events. But this may only exacerbate their distress and anxiety over time, locking them into a spiral of fear.”
Professor Silver told us more about her research on the podcast. Stream or download the episode here Digital Human: Series 17, Ep 5 – Ghoul
Violent content online has rightly been condemned. Yet while we criticise those facilitating the supply we rarely talk about the demand. In episode 5 of this series of Digital Human, Aleks Krotoski asks who views it and why.
In this clip Journalist Brianna Snyder recalls an occasion when her curiosity got the better of her, and lead to her being compelled to view extreme content online.
Listen to the full episode here – Digital Human: Series 17, Ep 5 – Ghoul
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