"Caveman" by Bryce Bradford

The Fear Factor: How Modern Media Capitalize on Our Primal Instinct

Paper
Marijn van Engelen
19 minutes to read
24/06/2024

What is the attention economy, and how does it relate to fear? This paper illustrates from an evolutionary psychological perspective how media can cater to our primal fears to capture and profit from our attention.

What is the attention economy, and how does it relate to fear? This paper illustrates from an evolutionary psychological perspective how media can cater to our primal fears to capture and profit from our attention.

Portrait Anne Frank

Anne Frank - myth or author?

Paper
Kirsten Verbeek
10/05/2024
16 minutes to read

In this article, we analyze whether the American image of Anne Frank connects to her self-posture in her life narrative 'Het Achterhuis'. Since there is little connection between the two, we conclude that the American image has become a myth.

Platform Affordances and Foreign Policy

Paper
Nikki Bergmans
17/04/2024
13 minutes to read

This article compares and contrasts Twitter and Facebook discourse, looks at how social media influences foreign policy conversations and considers the influence of platform affordances.
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Official art depicting "Omega" from Final Fantasy XIV

To cheat or not to cheat? Discourses of fear and assumption in the FFXIV Community

Paper
Hannah Meijaard
23/02/2024
18 minutes to read

This research is about norm negotiating surrounding the cheating scandal of the first clear of the Ultimate Raid “The Omega Protocol” in the gaming community of Final Fantasy XIV: Online on Reddit.

cork board with pieces of paper connected with red string, one piece has the TikTok logo on it

How Dutch conspiracy media include TikTok in their grand conspiracy theories

Paper
Ruben den Boer
21/02/2024
31 minutes to read

TikTok has been widely discussed and criticized in mainstream media. But the app has also been hotly debated in conspiracy media. How do they employ TikTok controversies to perpetuate their grand conspiratorial narratives?