Twitter is an unsocial network. 59% of people check email from the bathroom. Online daters do lie, but only a little.
These are just a few of the psychological insights revealed in more than 50 internet psychology studies. Read on for more on how people’s behaviour has adapted (or not) to the demands of the online society.
- Twitter: 10 Psychological Insights: psychological research on Twitter reveals who tweets, how much, what they talk about and why.
- Email’s Dark Side: 10 Psychology Studies: like the telephone or the TV, email is a technology so embedded in our lives, we think nothing of it.
- Six Causes of Online Disinhibition: The online disinhibition effect has cost people their jobs, their income and their relationships, yet many are still oblivious to it.
- Facebook: 7 Highly Effective Habits: Quick 7-point primer on the psychology of Facebook.
- Online Dating: 10 Psychological Insights: Psychological research reveals who uses internet dating and why, which strategies work, and uncovers the truth about lying online.
- Does Internet Use Lead to Addiction, Loneliness, Depression…and Syphilis? Is the internet bad for us? Psychological research on the link between internet use and addiction, loneliness and depression.
- Online Snooping: Is Your Partner Secretly Watching You? In 44% of married couples, at least one partner is secretly checking up on the other’s online activities.
- Twitter: 7 Highly Effective Habits: New research on half-a-million tweets over 15 months reveals the factors which increase follower-count.
- “Is the Internet Good/Bad For You?” and Other Dumb Questions: Are we beginning to ask the right questions about the psychological effects of the Internet?
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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