Are online friendships “real” friendships? It’s reasonable to suspect that online friendships would share some benefits of face-to-face friendships but not others, and several studies have put that idea to the test. One study published last year by researchers from
Who doesn’t like a good medical drama? TV shows make the medical treatment process dramatic, exciting and uncertain – just what you want when you sit down to watch television. Not necessarily what you want if you’re actually a patient,
A group of researchers from Trinity University and University of Kentucky have carried out an extensive inquiry into workplace bullying at Dunder Mifflin, the fictional Scranton-based paper company featured in the U.S. mockumentary TV show The Office. And the results,
Gone are the days when a phone was just a phone. A phone is now so much more. It’s a web browser, a camera, a music player … and maybe even a window into who you are as a person.
Let me first admit that I am indeed a hypocrite. I have no plans of deleting my Facebook account. I mean, c’mon, it’s Facebook. But if I were a little wiser, I might act differently. According to a new study
Kids are spending too much time glued to screens instead of going outside these days, or so the story goes. But does this wariness of video games and similar activities hold up scientifically? According to new research from Queen’s University,
Here’s an idea you won’t here about in, well, the media: we should have media literacy classes in schools. Despite how much information we get from the media, we don’t talk much about how to critically evaluate the things we
Ever feel like from your emails to your calls to your web history, your whole life is on your mobile phone? You could be right. Lately, psychology researchers have been looking at what they can learn about you by looking
One thing psychologists have been interested in for a long time is the extent to which people put their “true selves” forward vs. projecting “false selves.” With the rise of social media, this question has taken an interesting digital twist.
Social media has created new ways for people to connect with each other, but it has also created new ways for people to demean and harass each other. Over the last several years, cyberbullying has led to several high-profile suicides