I recently saw Pixar’s new movie Inside out. I was intrigued to see how Pixar would approach the subject of our inner mental workings.
A study by Dr Kirsten Corder of Cambridge University has found that “Television, computer games and internet use were all harmful to academic performance, but TV viewing was the most detrimental“
Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is to introduce a dislike button. With over a billion of us active on facebook it has become an integral part of Western society.
The dislike button has been requested for years and In a Q&A session held at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, the 31-year-old said “the button would be a way for people to express empathy.”
In the Metro newspaper today (11/9/15) was an article, on the effects of social media usage on teenagers.
The study outlined in the paper highlights the growing concern of social media and the reliance many of us feel to connecting with it and the growing concern of how our younger generations are incorporating it into their lives.
The study states that not only does social media cause teenagers to worry about ‘being in the loop’, but the pressures put on them to ‘always be available’. This leads to adolescence checking their phone at night, impacting on their quality of sleep, then causing sleep deprivation which has been linked to an increased vulnerability to ‘depression and anxiety’.
For part 1 on How Technology is changing dating on Psychalive
Relationships. You have negotiated the dating stage and have found a partner. You settle into the conferable space of a relationship; the ups, downs and early nights in. Life seems good!
What strikes me with this picture is where has the buzz of the ‘Dating Game’ Gone? As I have discussed previously much of our lives is governed by the use of technology from an emotional and cognitive viewpoint. We have spent the last few months getting rather good at meeting and talking to people via online dating sites, having our pick and getting a boost of self-esteem. Where do we get that from now?
I was at the cinema recently and as normal I was struck by the amount of phones in use throughout the film. Now the film in question was great – not the usual mindless Hollywood blockbuster however, but instead a title a bit more heartfelt, a bit grittier. What’s the relevance?