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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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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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The psychology behind using Twitter

Twitter-bird

As of the fourth Quarter of 2015, Twitter had about 350 million active users every month. As of second Quarter of 2015, 39 per cent of Internet users were found to be Twitter visitors. Every second, about 6,000 tweets are tweeted, which translates to about 500 million a day! More …

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