Psychological pollution by mass media

Other Names:
Media addiction
Media brainwashing

The development of mass media and public information techniques has increased the amount of information directed at the individual to the point at which he can no longer continue to absorb it. The information which is not absorbed is not harmless because it helps to neutralize the thinking of the individual, leading to indifference through familiarity. The overabundance and sensationalization of information disturbs the psyche, hinders the individual in distinguishing between real and unreal, true and false, and useful and useless. The critical faculty is eroded and the culture is distorted.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST