All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘psychology’

One Facebook Visit Kills Your Ability To Stay Focused

With 845 million active users visiting the site every month, I think it’s safe to say that Facebook is everybody’s favorite time-killer. However, checking in on the site might do more than just fill a few minutes if you’re pressed against a deadline: it does a number on your productivity. A new study published on Psychology Today took a look …

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Growing Up With Mobile Technology Dampens Your Emotional Radar

Right now is one of those peculiar moments in human development where generations can be divided into a before-and-after category with regard to a significant development in technology. Immediately, all people alive these days will fall into one of two categories: knowing only a life with the presence of mobile technology, and those who can still remember the analog days …

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Facebook, Twitter Influence Psychology Of Online Shopping

If you’ve shopped on sites like Amazon or eBay in recent memory, you’ve likely noticed the appearance of Twitter or Facebook icons on the webpage encouraging you to share the product info with your online social networks. Given the presence of those icons on the product page, though, have you ever found yourself second-guessing the privacy of your purchase as …

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New App Turns Smartphones Into Your Wireless Therapist

While you’re busy wondering how the government is tracking your behaviors via your smartphone, in the future your smartphone might be trying to influence your behavior based on your mood. And no, this isn’t a smartphone-as-mood ring device, either – this is something that will tap into your personal psychology. In what sounds like the psychiatric equivalent to a grocery …

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Facebook Makes People Feel Good – Study Proves

Apparently, Facebook makes people happy. No, seriously. We now have proof. A new study reported in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal, actually dug into the physiological responses to people who visit social networking sites. Measurements of physical and psychological responses such as breathing rate, brain activation, and pupil dilation, designed to assess a person’s psychophysiological state, were …

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Where Is The Universe?

Have you ever asked yourself “Where am I?” “What am I?” “Who am I?”; Have you ever just stopped to ask “where is the universe?” As Robert Lanza, M.D. of Wake Forest has a very interesting article, where he explains that as children we are taught that the universe is divided into 2 entities; ourselves and everything outside us. The …

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Think Positive, Choose Better!

A study from the Journal Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that thinking positive actually helps us make better decisions. In the study 55% of coronary heart patients who practiced positive thoughts actually persisted to adhere to their exercise regiments to get more exercise more often. The findings are based on a sample of 756 participants. Every patient involved had either …

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[Exclusive] Reload The Love! App Assesses Facebook’s Emotional Utility

Ever get caught in one of those moments when you log onto Facebook and felt yourself, maybe surprisingly, disappointed that you have zero notifications, zero friend requests, and zero messages? It’s like being the permanent resident of Lonely Town, Population: You. Loath to admit it or not, sometimes you experience a frisson when you log-in and find a new notification …

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