Have you ever been trolled online, called a "sheep" or "sheeple," or told to wake up by someone who says they’re all about the "love and light"? And why are there so many spiritual people into conspiracy theories anyway? In Episode 5: Conspiracies and Spiritual Bullies, we try to figure it all out and take an in-depth look at spiritual bullying in online communities.
Here's the episode rundown:
Screwed Up is produced and edited by Mimi Bonhomme.
All music used with copyright permission.
References cited by Lana:
Beck, J.S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond (2nd ed.). The Guilford Press.
Cabaniss, D.L, Cherry, S., Douglas, C.J., & Schwartz, A. (2011). Psychodynamic psychotherapy: A clinical manual. Wiley-Blackwell.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2017, January). Bullying. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/bullying
Kowalski, R. M., Toth, A., & Morgan, M. (2018). Bullying and cyberbullying in adulthood and the workplace. Journal of Social Psychology, 158(1), 64–81. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2017.1302402
Sweet, P. L. (2019). The sociology of gaslighting. American Sociological Review, 84(5), 851–875. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003122419874843
Links suggested by Mimi to learn more about social media algorithms:
"Beware online "Filter Bubbles" 2011 Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles
Read "Mindf*ck" by whistleblower Christopher Wylie (who is currently banned from Facebook)