Psychology, Social Psychology

How to manage the digital-related stress of technology

How can we avoid the stress and anxiety associated with the digital age? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen give us five tips... In a related article on the dark side of technology, we explored how research is starting to show that smartphone and multimedia use is related to anxiety and poor cognitive function.… Continue reading How to manage the digital-related stress of technology

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Psychology, Social Psychology

Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology

What is it about new technology that is making many of us anxious and stressed? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen explore the top five stressors: Technology is everywhere, and mobile phones have become an essential part of everyday life. According to Ofcom’s 2017 figures, 94% of adults in the UK own a mobile… Continue reading Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology

Psychology, Social Psychology

Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies

Over on the DD317 - Advancing Social Psychology - blog Stephanie Taylor reviews an interesting new book and presents a view of new technologies that is informed by critical discursive psychology. In a season when people are acquiring lots of things, as gifts and in New Year sales, I have enjoyed reading a new book on… Continue reading Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies