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Rags‐to‐riches stories and upscale living TV can influence our well-being and our interaction with the environment and other people

Posted on 9 September 2020 by Olaya Moldes Andres

In our latest post, Dr Olaya Moldes Andres shares some of the findings of her new open-access research paper, written with Dr Lisbeth Ku from De Montfort University, which investigates the effects of materialism on individual and societal well‐being. Lockdown restrictions and staying at home recommendations have led to an increase in consumption of home
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YouTube’s child viewers may struggle to recognise adverts in videos from ‘virtual play dates’

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Rebecca Mardon

In our latest post, Dr Rebecca Mardon discusses the ethical dilemmas and regultory implications surrounding YouTube’s child audiences. YouTube’s highest earning star in 2018 was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan. That’s right – a child out-earned the likes of the infamous Logan Paul, video game vlogger PewDiePie, and even make-up mogul Jeffree Star. Between June 2017 and
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