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Cambridge Analytica’s OCEAN scale and voter profiling

The US Federal Trade Commission held Cambridge Analytica guilty of deceiving Facebook users recently. The process also revealed how they illegally collected data for the US elctions. The firm made use of the OCEAN scale. Ocean Scale: It is a scale that measures the personality traits of an individual using 5 parameters: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, ..


Nomophobia declared People’s Word of 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary

The UK’s Cambridge Dictionary has recently declared “Nomophobia”, the word that describes the stress and anxiety caused by being separated from your mobile, as People’s Word of the year 2018. The word is defined as the fear or worry at the idea of being without your mobile phone or unable to use it. Based on ..


2018 National Press Day (NPD) celebrated in November 16

The National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated every year on 16th of November to commemorate the establishment of Press Council of India (PCI) in 1966. This was the day on which the PCI started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that not only did the press maintain the high standards expected from this powerful ..


IIT Kanpur develops an online tool “TreadWill” to help people deal with mental health issues

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has developed an online tool “TreadWill” to help people cope with issues related to mental health. The tool has been developed by a team with collaborative support from the Computer Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences, HSS (Psychology) departments. TreadWill is a website designed to help ..


Ministry of Women & Child Development holds first-ever National conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illnesses

The first-ever National conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illnesses was held at J L N Auditorium in AIIMS, New Delhi on March 27-28, 2018. The purpose of the conclave was to provide a comprehensive synthesis of research, service provision, and clinical practice in addressing psychological trauma and subsequent mental illnesses in Indian ..


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