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TECH 15 May 2018 | 1:30 AM

Should people know they’re talking to an algorithm? After a controversial debut, Google now says yes

Psychology professor Michelle Drouin wanted to know how people would react if a chatbot could emulate a human.

TECH 15 Nov 2018 | 2:00 AM

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant iGen.

TECH 18 Mar 2018 | 10:30 PM

Students’ social media use does not lead to failing grades: study

Scare stories about the effects of social media on students’ grades are misplaced, finds a recent study conducted by German researchers and reported in Educational Psychology Review journal.

TECH 03 Jan 2018 | 10:30 PM

Is ‘gaming disorder’ for real? US psychiatrist points to greater problem for children

The World Health Organisation's recent decision to recognise videogame addiction, or "gaming disorder," as a mental health problem has proved controversial, with some in the psychology community arguing that the comparison trivialises addictions like substance abuse or alcoholism.

TECH 12 Aug 2015 | 6:30 AM

Couples who sext have better sex: study

Couples who send each other sexually suggestive or explicit images by phone, commonly known as “sexting,” have better sex, according to a study presented to a psychology convention in Toronto.