TikTok and Confirmation Bias
an infographic created as part of Dr. Erchull’s Social Psychology course
Students were asked to “give psychology away” through an infographic designed to educate an audience of their choice about an idea from social psychology that the group would benefit from understanding
TOPIC: confirmation bias
AUDIENCE: middle-school students
Parker, K., & Igielnik, R. (2021, July 14). What we know about gen Z so far. Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project. https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/05/14/on-the-cusp-of-adulthood-and-facing-an-uncertain-future-what-we-know-about-gen-z-so-far-2/
I like this a lot, Marlee! Have you ever watched the Social Dilemma on Netflix? It presents very similar ideas but came out before the increase in popularity of Tik Tok. I think your advice is good and confirmation bias through social media algorithms is something more people need to pay attention to! The bigger question is whether enough people want to break free from their echo chambers to do something about it. Do you think people could ever be convinced to try and stop these algorithms from being used?