Psychology’s Martin does ‘Cecil the Lion’ interview


Associate Prof. Ryan Martin of Human Development went on PowerTalk FM 96.7 in California on Friday to talk “internet rage” about the massively publicized case of the Minnesota dentist accused of misconduct in shooting a well-known lion while on safari in Zimbabwe. Introduced as “one of the nation’s leading anger researchers,” Martin did a 15-minute live interview segment about the viral firestorm. Said Martin, “What the internet has done is to magnify… it gives (people) a chance to feel a part of something larger. It allows them to ‘feel.’ Who knows if 20 years ago we would have even heard about it, but today we are bombarded with it and you really can’t go to Facebook or Twitter without seeing (opinions on this incident).” You can hear the archived Q an A.