Technology & Cyber Psychology

Therapy Can Be as Effective Online as In Person

From Zoom happy hours to remote learning, one thing most of us have discovered this year is that doing something “virtually” isn’t always as good as the real, in-person thing. But does ...
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The Psychological Similarities Between Professional Gamers and Baseball Players

Some day soon, the Olympic Games may have video games on the schedule. "But video games aren’t a real sport," you cry. And yet, besides the obvious analogy between video games and ...
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How Different Types of TV Viewing Relate to Children’s Language Skills

Something you never hear anyone say is “children these days don’t watch enough TV.” Indeed, a 2017 report found the average child in the US who is 8 years old or less ...
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Exposure Therapy in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality technology has created a possibility for entirely new types of therapy. An interesting angle psychology researchers have been exploring for the past several years is how people’s experiences in virtual ...
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Internet Haters Might Be Psychopaths

Spend much time on the internet, and you’ll see that online comment sections can easily degenerate into a swirling, toxic stew of humanity’s worst impulses. Which makes them a perfect subject of ...
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A Text-Message Treatment for Social Anxiety

Online interventions are a promising new way of providing mental health support, as I’ve written about before. And the logical conclusion of that idea is that if we can treat mental health ...
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Switching Off Your Phone Half an Hour Before Bed Might Improve Sleep, Memory

I’m not going to bother telling you not to use your phone before bed. Partly because you’ve probably heard that advice before, and partly because it would be hypocritical of me to ...
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In Neighborhoods With Faster Internet, Children Feel Worse About Their Lives

Who wouldn’t want a faster internet connection? Kids who want to feel good about their lives, maybe. A new analysis of data from 6,300 children carried about by researchers at University of ...
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Is Your Phubbing Hurting Your Kids?

"Phubbing" is an invented word for a phenomenon we all know to be quite real: the act of snubbing someone by burying your face in a smartphone. Psychologists have previously tied phubbing ...
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What Search Trends Tell Us About Anxiety

There are different ways people might choose to cope with anxiety. Talking to a mental health professional. Taking up meditation. Or maybe, Googling it! A new study from researchers in Australia and ...
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