May 2017

Repeated exposure to traumatic images and videos can negatively affect a person's mental and physical health, according to research conducted by Roxane Cohen Silver, professor of psychology and social behavior.

And those sorts of images are likelier to fill computer and television screens following a terrorist attack such as the one in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people. In the wake of such attacks, media outlets should be especially careful about how they report on and tell those stories, Silver says.

Silver's research was featured in the International Business Times.

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