Hand on heart, admit that they sometimes get annoyed because of the stupidity of the people you communicate with on the network. As found by American scientists to ask the question “Why social networks have to deal with idiots”, for the modern man quite well.
The scientific journal Psychological Science published the results of the study, which was conducted by psychologists from Chicago, California, University science centre, Berkeley. Experts in the field of psychology has set a goal to learn how to perceive information in the way of its filing.
The fact that said personally absorbed much better person than read, to challenge is not solved by anybody. This applies equally to information in paper or electronic. This feature of the human brain long ago used in education and a curriculum based on that approach.
Scientists from universities in the United States only failed rigorous scientific basis for this phenomenon, after serious work with a volunteer group of 300 people. The participants of the experiment were given to listen to and read a variety of opinions, concerning such sensitive subjects as politics, music and abortion, and then asked to evaluate how well the author argued his point of view.
It turns out that receiving oral information, opponents are more willing to listen to the opinions of others. In General, people were more tolerant of the opposite point of view than in the case of reading information from sheet or screen of the electronic device. After hearing the speaker, participants often agreed with his arguments, and reading — usually perceived negatively or criticized.
Dr. Julian Schroeder of Berkeley, who led the study, said that this is due to the fact that when we read, we subconsciously do not associate it with the author, his human essence. This is the cause of frequent disputes, the so-called “outrage” in social networks and forums.
Beholding not the source, people tend to consider him more stupid than he really is. Plays an important role and that during the dispute by correspondence, the participants often lack information that is normally obtained using non-verbal channels. Facial expressions, gestures, intonation and the look helps to convey the idea to your opponent. Without access to these elements, we often incorrectly interpret the meaning of the message.
Julian Schroeder believes that the results of the study sowed in her heart the alarm. Today, when we often interact on the web than in person is very high risk of the growth of dehumanization and polarization of society.
Summarizing the above, is to give all network users a useful tip. If somewhere in Facebook or myspace you are serious with someone in a fight and your friend offers to meet and to understand, you should not refuse! Dr. Schroeder has scientifically substantiated that the meeting you have a chance to defend their case, in fact, gesticulating and making a serious face.