Drawn to Disaster: Effects of the News Media on Health

This course provides a brief overview of the history of news media, how news reporting has changed over the years, and some of the tactics used to engage viewers. It discusses why people are attracted to negative news and how the body responds to news-related stress and the implications for public health as well as solutions.  

Course Publication Date: April 02, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Melodie Schwarz-Higgins
Course No:D2D0221
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify techniques used by Mass Media News to create emotional arousal

  • Define the term negativity bias

  • List physiological effects of fear on the body

  • Recall public health implications of stress related to media exposure


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