PAX East 2015 – The Science of Online Bullying: A Lesson in Diversity

Oxytocin has been called “the moral molecule.” It is linked to trust and cooperation. High levels result from things like handshakes at PAX. Even reactions to tweets equal those created in person. But oxytocin has a dark side. In large groups it may increase hostility toward those considered outsiders. Join two Ph.D. students for a conversation on how communal ethics benefit from hospitality and invitation as the science is described then applied to cases of harassment in the gaming world.

Panelists: Benjamin Chicka [Lecturer, Curry College], Andrew Tripp [Professor, Boston University]

Source: Andrew Tripp

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