Technology

'Cyberloafing' means frittering away work time on an unrelated online activity, whether it be web comics, perusing news sites or watching the 1982 snooker championship final.
A psychological challenge for older people is to deal with the restrictions that old age places on their way of life. Could playing the Wii could be a way for them to socialise and be more active?
The human tendency to form groups can turn ugly when we derogate non-members and start seeing them as somehow lesser people.
Do children who spend a significant amount of time playing video games experience attention difficulties as a consequence?
Although intended to make people better connected, mobile phones may be making users less socially-minded.
Blogging can be a beneficial exercise for teenagers suffering from social anxiety.
In the 1970s the roboticist Masahiro Mori noticed a curious phenomenon. As robots became more human-like, their appeal increases - but only up to a point. When their human likeness became too realistic, their appeal plunges.
A study reported on our Research Digest suggests there are meaningful differences in the personality profiles of people who useTwitter and Facebo
Scientists have devised a way in which a person's internal voices can be decoded.
Banish the thought that smart phones reduce stress levels.
When it comes to job hunting, candidates no longer have to worry simply about their CV, interview skills and aptitude for psychometric tests, they also need to think about that drunken photograph or snide comment they put up on Facebook six months
Psychologists are analysing the results of an experiment that saw a crew of six spend 520 days living in conditions designed to replicate those they would experience on a voyage to Mars.
Individuals may be highly influenced to choose a brand that is advertised on their own social media web pages, a new study has suggested.
A technology business boss has stated his plans to ban internal email at his organisations will improve his business's dynamic, encouraging employees to communicate internally by other means.
People often change their romantic preferences once they meet a prospective partner in person, new research has found.
Our perception of the world is so restricted by the brain's finite attentional resources that large changes to the visual scene can occur without us noticing.
In the popular science fiction series Star Trek the crew of the Enterprise often faced situations that affected their psychological wellbeing. Captain Kirk was often faced with difficult command decisions that caused him stress.
Many studies suggest people have a habit of simply ignoring web banners on Internet sites. Now a new eye-tracking study suggests there may be more to it than that.
New guidance for members on the use of electronic health records has been launched by the Society.
The ubiquity of iPhones, iPads and other miniature computers promises to revolutionise research in cognitive science, helping to overcome the discipline's over-dependence on testing Western, educated participants in lab settings.
Creativity can be bolstered through adoption of interactive technology methods, new research has shown. Investigators at the University of Gothenburg found that such an approach can serve to generate new ways of seeing and showing.
Young people are confident when using the internet but not necessarily competent at doing so.
More than 200,000 people in Britain may have been the victims of online dating scams, according to a major study conducted by researchers at Leicester and Westminster universities.
Women who become mothers for the first time are increasingly turning to the internet for child-rearing advice as opposed to speaking to their midwives, new research has shown.
The behaviour of parents can have a significant effect on the video game playing habits of their children.
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