Older People Surveyed Prefer Negative Stories About Younger

DolceTracker| Older people not only enjoy reading negative stories about young people, but get a small boost in their self-esteem. Younger people aren’t interested in reading about older people, according to a small study of 276 Germans reading what they believed to be a test version of an online magazine.

“Our results bolster the argument that people use the media to enhance their social identity,” said Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, lead author of the study and associate professor of communication at Ohio State University. via Science Daily