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Emerging technologies, instant gratification and ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We’ve heard it about it a million times. With the advent of the Internet, and particularly, social media, are we hearing more of it? Before we get into how Internet is exacerbating the problem, let’s define a few terms. What is ADHD? Here’s how the Diagnostic and Statistical …

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Why cat videos rule the Internet

Yes, cat videos rule the Internet. There’s no doubt about it. It is estimated that about 2 million cat videos were uploaded uploaded on YouTube in 2014 alone and they’ve got almost 26 billion views!  What makes people watch cat videos? According to a study by an Indiana University Media School researcher, …

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Explained | How Twitter shapes public opinion

Viral tweets and Twitter.

There are over 300 million Twitter users and nearly 100 million of them are active on the platform every day. That’s a huge number. And, with such numbers it’s not hard to see why Twitter is increasingly becoming the place for understanding the public discourse. One of the key factors …

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How Internet can help you lose weight

Losing weight

Internet can help you lose weight. There’s no doubt about it. The key is to use the disruptive medium to your advantage.  Internet offers the ability to connect to almost anyone which is its biggest strength. But how does it help with weight loss? While we’re in the process of …

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How WhatsApp is ruining relationships

Man using WhatsApp on phone

Everyone uses WhatsApp.  It has a staggering number of users — over 1 billion worldwide as of February 2016, as per this report. From a psychologist’s point of view, the success of any medium is solely dependent on its ability to provide instant gratification on various levels. What is instant …

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Social media and its influence on teens

Social media

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been churning out articles on psychology studies pertaining to social media. This post is essentially aimed at aggregating all the studies and the results and to find out the bigger picture — understanding the different forces at play, the driving factors and positive and …

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What drives online retail sales?

A quarter of all retail sales by 2020 will happen through online channels, says a report by Google and A.T. Kearney. The report, which tells us many statistics that point to an increase in number of online shoppers, also throws some light on why people are increasingly preferring to buy …

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