Psychology

Total 7 Posts

The fear of being ghosted

Norms that exist in the real world don't necessarily transfer easily to the digital realm.

Our obsession with taking photos is causing memory loss

Memories are an important part of our identity and we increasingly entrust them to the cloud – with potentially serious consequences.

Optimism can lead to bad startup ideas

A positive outlook is great – but it can lead to some ill judged start up ideas.

The bizarre and blissful world of Internet ASMR videos

Some of the most popular online videos are of people whispering, turning book pages or gently tapping computer keys. What is going on? A researcher explains the quest for 'brain tingles.'

The lies we tell on dating apps

Researchers analyzed troves of messages sent between matches and found that the fibs people tell are usually rational ones that serve a purpose.

The psychology of insulting people on the Internet

Leon Jenkins was 43 when he took his own life in July 2018. He livestreamed his suicide on an internet forum where users can freely – and viciously – insult, berate, provoke and abuse each other. The idea is to make people leave the site when they can take no more. Gregory

Pixelated video games of decades past

Every day, it seems, new ultra-high-resolution video games are released, syncing with players’ social media accounts and ready for virtual reality headsets. Yet old games from the 1970s and 1980s are still in high demand. The Nintendo Corporation has moved recently to both quash and exploit that popularity, shutting down