Psychology

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Most people are angry on Twitter on Mondays, here is an explanation why

Is online anger a predictor of assaults? A research study just published suggests the answer is a clear β€œno”. Also, angry tweet counts increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased.

African countries are not ready for COVID-19 mental health issues

Africa has only 1.4 mental health workers per 100,000 people, with the global mean being nine. Stigma and fear resulting from COVID-19 could fuel mental health crises in Africa.

Are you addicted to the Internet?

Internet addiction is where one has an online-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on the family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment.

Psychologists have stigmatized Sci-Fi fans as losers

Psychologists like saying that the real world of unemployment and debt is too disappointing for a generation of entitled narcissists, Sci-Fi fans, who consequently migrate to a land of make-believe where they can live out their grandiose fantasies.

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.