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Are We Lonelier on Facebook, Online?

Are We Lonelier on Facebook, Online? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A year can't go by now without some pundit, writer, or researcher weighing in on how the more technology infiltrates our lives, the lonelier we've become.
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iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience

iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem.

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What Your Facebook Account Says About Your Brain

What Your Facebook Account Says About Your Brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Why do some people have thousands of friends on Facebook and others have just a few? It turns out that it depends on the size of their brain.

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Facebook: The Psychology of Social Media

Facebook: The Psychology of Social Media | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Wherever you get your news, from television, print media or the Internet, there are lots of stories about how ‘social media' is changing our behavior as consumers. The leader in this media segment is Facebook.

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Social Networks Promote Cooperation, Discourage Selfishness, So Nice Guys Can Finish First

Social Networks Promote Cooperation, Discourage Selfishness, So Nice Guys Can Finish First | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Dynamic, complex social networks encourage their members to be friendlier and more cooperative, with the possible payoff coming in an expanded social sphere, while selfish behavior can lead to an individual being shunned from the group and left - literally on their own.


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Are we really blind to Internet banners?

Are we really blind to Internet banners? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

It's a line of research that Google doesn't want you to know about. Many studies suggest people have a habit of simply ignoring web banners on Internet sites - a phenomenon known as banner blindness.

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Google Searching Linked To Socio-Economic Health

Google Searching Linked To Socio-Economic Health | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Internet users in countries with greater socio-economic health are more likely to use Google to search for information about the future than about the past

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Being ignored online or in person, it's still exclusion

Being ignored online or in person, it's still exclusion | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
People who are excluded by others online, such as on Facebook, may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to new research.
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Recent Internet Addiction Studies Include Porn

Recent Internet Addiction Studies Include Porn | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Brain research on Internet addiction points in only one direction

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Internet addiction causes brain changes similar to alcohol and drugs, study finds

Internet addiction causes brain changes similar to alcohol and drugs, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Internet addiction causes changes in the brain similar to that normally seen in people addicted to alcohol and drugs such as cocaine and cannabis, a study has found

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The Neuroscience of Internet Addiction

The Neuroscience of Internet Addiction | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The Internet might actually be diminishing our capacity to form long-term memories.
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