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Should we worry about screen time?

A collection of archive links to introduce an episode of our Research Digest podcast, PsychCrunch.

28 January 2020

The latest episode of our Research Digest podcast PsychCrunch, kindly sponsored by Routledge Psychology, features The Psychologist journalist Ella Rhodes in conversation with Dr Amy Orben (winner of the 2019 British Psychological Society award for outstanding doctoral research).

Listen to it here. And for more on screen time…

'It's down to you to be more reflective around screen use'
We talk with Pete Etchells around his new book.

The Psychologist presents… Screen time debunked
An edited transcript of Professor Andrew Przybylski’s session at Latitude Festival in 2019, introduced by our editor Jon Sutton.

Seeing screen time differently
Jon Sutton reports from a one-day event on research, policy and communication in a digital era.

'There are wolves in the forest…'
Professor Andrew Przybylski picks three myths around screen time – and how science, and some common sense, can help.

What is actually behind the screen?
Ella Rhodes reports on a new parliamentary report from the Science and Technology Committee.

‘Games have helped me a lot throughout my life’
Dr Pete Etchells is Reader in Psychology and Science Communication at Bath Spa University. Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Pete about his first book, Lost in a Good Game: Why We Play Video Games and What They Can Do For Us.

Video game violence and 'science laundering'

Are video games really that bad?

Is video game violence bad?

The civilisation of virtual worlds 

Plus see some screen time studies summarised on the Research Digest…

Link between teens’ time on digital devices and lower wellbeing is ‘too small to merit substantial scientific discussion’ – Christian Jarrett

Researchers find the most plausible cause of wellbeing decline in youth is increased screen time – Alex Fradera

Abstaining from social media doesn’t improve well-being, experimental study finds – Matthew Warren