Cyberpsychology

Malcolm Gladwell’s influential book The Tipping Point popularised the notion that ideas, products and movements owe popular success to opinion leaders: people who are highly connected via weak ties to others, persuasive in character, and an expert
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.
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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.
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. 
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
Does the possibility of saving information on a computer help or hinder human memory?
The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest has launched a podcast, ‘PsychCrunch'.
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.
Publicly tweeting about sexism could improve women’s wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel like they can make a difference, says a study published today in the British Journal of Social Psychology.
Men who post lots of selfies on social media are often more narcissistic than other males, a new study has found.
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.
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.
Young people who play violent video games on a regular basis are particularly susceptible to depression, a new study has revealed. Research by the University of
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.
A mobile phone app designed to support new mothers who are having problems breastfeeding is in development.
Becoming addicted to technology such as mobile phones is a very real possibility among young people in particular, according to a new study.
Young people who regularly use digital media to communicate risk becoming less sensitive to emotional cues from others, new resea
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