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Explaining our behavior and thought process from the viewpoint of psychology.

Study sheds light on how fake news affects us

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Fake news is a problem. Fake facts are even a bigger problem. A study by Jumpshot found that Facebook referrals accounted for 50% of total traffic to fake news sites and 20% of total traffic to credible news sites. So, what can fake news and facts do to us? The …

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Sexting: How common is it?

Sexting

Let’s get the definition out first. Sexting is sending of sexually explicit messages or images via mobile devices. In case you’re wondering, yes, it is very common, especially among teens and young adults. But very rarely do people talk about it. So how do we know that it is quite common? …

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What is psychology?

Psychology

It is amazing to see the kind of interest psychology generates. For many of us, at the first glance, psychology does seem like an interesting and simple subject to master. But very soon, we realize it is not so. And, the more we read about psychology, the more we will …

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Impact of emerging technologies on healthcare

healthcare and medicine

The influence of emerging technologies on the healthcare industry has increased drastically in the recent years. It has empowered patients, helping them take control of the situation better. They can search for information about their illness, the prescribed medicines, book appointments at a click of button and interact almost from anywhere and …

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Internet, from the perspective of Eastern philosophy

Internet

The idea of disruption is inherent to eastern philosophy. To understand the concept of Internet as a disruptive medium, we need to on the same page on many levels. The first step is understanding the meaning of a social institution.   What is a social institution? Social institutions are established …

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What is cyberchondria?

Internet and online search

How many of us depend on Google for answers to our nagging health-related queries? And, how many times do we end up feeling anxious or miserable at the kind of uncanny similarities in symptoms we seem to have with  almost every scary thing that is written about most of the …

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Why are we addicted to Google?

Google

Google is slowly replacing books as our primary source of information. It’s quick, easy and most importantly, free. Answers to almost any questions can be obtained in a matter of few clicks. And, now, you can even use your voice to ask questions to Google. So all you need to …

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