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A parent could have a better relationship with their grown-up children if they communicate with them through various channels, according to a new study.
People often start showing more interest in their less successful and less attractive friends on social media sites when they are in bad mood, according to new
Did a five-day camp without digital devices really boost children's interpersonal skills? Find out on our Research Digest blog.
Teenagers are more likely to indulge in dangerous and deviant behaviour if they play adult-rated video games that glorify risk, according to a new study.
People who wear smart glasses could inadvertently violate the privacy of those around them, new research has indicated.
Spending a short time playing video games every day can make children better-adjusted, a new study has revealed.
You've probably experienced this. You're in the middle of telling your friend a story when his eyes flick across to his phone. Perhaps he even picks it up, checks the screen. "Sorry, go on," he says. But your flow is interrupted.
People are increasingly viewing their mobile phones as a means of expressing their personalities and cultural backgrounds, new research has noted.
Psychology sessions are to feature at a top gaming conference in a bid to demonstrate how the discipline is becoming a big part of the industry.
Emotions spread between users of social networking site Facebook, according to a new study from social scientists in the US.
Children could be facing mental health problems because they spend too much time on the internet, according to a new report
A new study has been launched to investigate whether or not mobile phone use among young people is having a detrimental effect on their brains.
An online resource has been developed by King's College London as part of an effort to improve mental health among university students.
Psychologists are working with Hertfordshire County Council's public health department in an effort to help people be happier and healthier.
Managers could look at employees' personality traits to determine who is likely to become a so-called cyberslacker - someone who works at home and wastes time on the internet.
Regular use of social networking site Twitter could have a damaging effect on couples' relationships, according to new research.
People who post messages about their emotional state on social media such as Facebook could be unwittingly affecting the mood of their friends, according to a new
Online gamers may be enjoying an expansion of their social lives, rather than suffering ill-effects because of its contraction, according to new research.
Teenagers could be putting themselves at risk of a range of psychological issues because they are spending too much time on electronic devices and not enough time sleeping, according to a new
A growing number of young people are contacting ChildLine after experiencing bullying via the internet. The charity dealt with 2,410 cases of online bullying during 2011-12, but this went up to 4,507 during 2012-13.
More than 20 years after it made its debut, email is still a vital form of communication in the workplace.
People who are feeling under pressure and overloaded at work may be using the internet compulsively in their free time as a coping mechanism. That is the finding of research being presented today at our Division of Occupational Psychology's Annual Conference in Brighton.
Computer games are increasingly being introduced to the classroom to assist with a child's learning.
After Aaron Alexis shot dead 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington DC in September, media outlets were quick to highlight his reported enjoyment of violent video games.
Personality trait clues can be gathered by looking at an individual's Facebook use, new research has suggested.
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