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For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter.
The methods used to alert members of the public in the UK to civil emergencies vary by location. Systems currently used include door knocking, landline phone calls, PA systems, loudhailers and even church bells.
Stigma is a problem for all forms of mental illness, but arguably obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – a condition that at its most severe can ruin lives – is subject to a disproportionate amount of trivialisation and ridicule.
Identifying with a specific group of online gamers, such those who play Football Manager, can help gamers’ overall feelings of psychological wellbeing. This finding by Dr Linda Kaye from Edge Hill University was presented today at the Annual Conference of the British Psychology Society in Liverpool earlier this week.
Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.  
Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young men. 
The Dorset Hub of the British Psychological Society’s Wessex Branch and Bournemouth University are staging a cyberpsychology symposium. The event takes place on the afternoon of Thursday 7 May at the university’s Talbot Campus in Poole.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
When a team rarely gets to be in a room together, it misses out on many of the in-person subtle cues that help members make sense of their relationships.
Video games allow players to indulge in simulated behaviours that in the real world would be highly antisocial or unethical, and many people are concerned how this might spill over from the screen to the street.
Six per cent of people across the globe are addicted to the internet, a new study has revealed.
Using social media for personal reasons in the workplace might have a few positive effects, new research indicates.
The workshop will offer a clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice. Timetable
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.
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