Using the Internet at all times of the day and night could potentially dramatically reduce your cognitive abilities.
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Internet Addiction does not exist and should not be a subject for further study, says the American Psychiatric Association
Appeared on the BBC London breakfast show this morning talking about children and the potential for iPad addiction
Research carried out by the UK’s best value hotel chain, has found that one in five (20%) of the nation keep their phone in their bed, or even under their pillow, every single night, to ensure they don’t miss a single text message or email.
A new mobile app developed by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL aims to carry out, on an unprecedented scale, science experiments that could previously only be conducted on small groups of volunteers in the lab
Six million Brits admit they sleep with their mobile phone, a new study has revealed.
Is it possible to suffer from SEO addiction? Can you actually be too focused on search engine optimisation?
Internet Psychologist Graham Jones calls for businesses to limit their use of email.
Infographic exploring if we are addicted to the Internet.
The online world is affecting us psychologically. This collection of articles shows how.
Social media can lead to significant urges to use it and new research says these can be more significant than the desire to smoke or drink. The urge to use media of all kinds is a real problem it seems.
How much time is too much online? Like many things, people can become addicted to the Internet, though psychological diagnosis manuals still refer to Internet Addiction as an “impulse control disorder“, which means that as yet there is insufficient evidence to truly confirm that “Internet Addiction Disorder” (IAD) is a true medical condition. However, new […]
Smokers face a tough choice: give up cigarettes, improve their health and save money – or – avoid the battle of dealing with a strong addiction by carrying on smoking. For decades health professionals have struggled to ensure that smokers give up. Indeed, many people who smoke want to stop doing it, but the addiction […]
Just been interviewed on Talk Sport radio about why people are so angry online – why people are more ready to vent their spleen online than in the real world.
Been with a producer for the BBC World Service today doing a lengthy interview for a programme on Internet addiction – due to be broadcast on 15th March 2011.
The developing field of cyberpsychology encompasses all psychological phenomena that are associated with or affected by emerging technology. Cyber comes from the word cybernetics, the study of the operation of control and communication; psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behavior in the context […]
Finding out what Chancellor George Osborne says today in the Comprehensive Spending Review is easy – you can listen to it word by word on BBC Radio Five Live. Alternatively, you can log on to the Government’s own live streaming service, Parliament Live TV. Not only that, Sky, BBC News and loads of other broadcasters […]
Interviewed by presenter Danny Kelly on the subject of Internet Addiction – especially in relation to a 33-year-old mother who became so obsessed with the online world she forgot to look after her children and her dogs who died and whose bodies rotted in the lounge as she forgot them.
Here is a short documentary on Internet addiction in which I appear. The documentary was made by a media studies student as part of her final year project. Technology – An Addiction or a Habit?! from Claire Tacey-Green on Vimeo.
Researchers at the University of Leeds have demonstrated a link between using the Internet and moderate depression. People should not, however, jump to the conclusion that the Internet causes depressive illness. Indeed, the reverse may well be the case, with the Internet contributing to an improvement in mental health. Regular use of the Internet may […]