While doom-scrolling is known as the act of spending an excessive amount of time scrolling through social media, absorbing negative news story after negative news story.
While it may be clear that doom-scrolling may have a negative effect on your mental health, a new report out of UW Madison shows that it may not just be negative news, but any negative news in excess.
Earlier today, WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt spoke with Markus Brauer, a psychology professor at UW Madison, about the report.
Markus Brauer is a psychology professor at UW Madison, and worked on the report.
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