Cyberpsychology

People are increasingly viewing their mobile phones as a means of expressing their personalities and cultural backgrounds, new research has noted.
A letter signed by the Chairs of the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Ethics Committee and Research Ethics Reference Group criticising the recent secret study by Facebook has been published in today’s Guardian.
The social networking site Facebook has been met with intense criticism after publishing a scientific study.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, texting actually improves children's spelling and grammar, as well as their overall understanding of English, a new study has found.
Emotions spread between users of social networking site Facebook, according to a new study from social scientists in the US.
A large proportion of secondary school pupils have revealed that they feel addicted to the internet thanks to being able to access it on mobile devices, according to a new
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.
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
The challenges faced by teachers trying to cope with the consequences of cyberbullying in the classroom will be discussed today in a free public session as part of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland branch annual conference.
Online gamers may be enjoying an expansion of their social lives, rather than suffering ill-effects because of its contraction, according to new research.
Children who spend too much time in front of TV screens and electronic devices could be at risk of damaging their wellbeing, according to a new study.
Women who regularly use Facebook may be at risk of becoming dissatisfied with their bodies and even developing eating disorders, according to new research.
Interacting with people on Facebook could result in greater levels of anxiety when eventually meeting those individuals face-to-face, particularly among those who are already socially anxious.
A groundbreaking new project between Bristol University and the Samaritans is to assess the role of the internet in affecting people with suicidal thoughts.
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
People who play computer games together appear to mimic each other's emotional behaviour, according to a new study.
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.
Many people would see looking at cat memes on the internet as a waste of time, but an app developer believes they could be the perfect way to help people learn new languages.
Getting involved with a charity or good cause on social media may make people less likely to actually donate money or other resources to it, according to
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.
New BPS guidelines aim to help with the questions, sometimes non-obvious, and challenges in adhering to existing ethics principles in relation to internet-mediated research (IMR).
In the competition for readers' mouse clicks, a favoured trick is to phrase headlines as questions. This isn't an Internet innovation. As a way to grab attention, question headlines have been recommended by editors and marketeers for decades.
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