Monday, November 1, 2021

Memes help us cope

 If you spend any time online, especially looking at social media, you're familiar with memes.  These humorous/cute images make reference to popular culture, and they seem to be everywhere.  Unlike many things we encounter online, recent research published in Psychology of Popular Media suggests that memes may help support efforts to cope with stressful events (in this case, the ongoing pandemic).

Thanks to WHSLA member Kathy Koch for sharing this NPR article that discusses the study in terms non-researchers can more easily understand.

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