mean world syndrome
 n.— «He coined the phrase “mean world syndrome,” a phenomenon in which people who watch large amounts of television are more likely to believe that the world is an unforgiving and frightening place.» —“George Gerbner, TV violence researcher and theorist, dies at 86″ in Philadelphia, Pa. PennLive.com Dec. 30, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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