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How exposure to true crime coverage will affect us psychologically

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, April 21, 2023 - 10:48am

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True crime has become ubiquitous in pop culture today. From the wall-to-wall cable coverage to documentaries on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, it seems true crime is here to stay.

But, as content has become more and more graphic, what does all of this exposure to violent crime have on us psychologically? For that, The Show turned to Amanda Vicary, chair of the psychology department at Illinois Wesleyan University to discuss the issue. 

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