Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media can identify fathers at risk of postpartum depression

Fathers' prepartum social media posts can predict their risk of postpartum depression. A predictive model based on machine learning is described in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do I look mad? Reading facial cues with the touch-screen generation

Are today's children, who grew up with mobile technology from birth, worse at reading emotions and picking up cues from people's faces than children who didn't grow up with tablets and smartphones? A new UCLA psychology study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Instagram and the male body image

In a new study among males depicted on Instagram, the majority of posts showed men with low body fat, while only a small fraction depicted men with high body fat. Sixty-two percent of posts showed men with low body fat and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Easing the burden of coronavirus with virtual reality

A new article discusses the psychological stresses imposed by the coronavirus pandemic and suggests that virtual reality can help alleviate the psychological impact of the need for social isolation. The article, which provides ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What features make text-based counseling effective?

A fascinating new study has shown that the duration of a text-based counseling session, the length of the counselor's messages, and quick response time by the counselor are important factors in determining the impact of counseling. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can 360 video experiences benefit affect?

A new study has shown that experiencing personalized experiences in a virtual reality setting can improve affect among university students. The study, which also showed that the use of personalized 360 video experiences is ...

Addiction

Voluntary limit-setting can keep intense online gamblers in check

A new study has shown that, among online gamblers, setting voluntary monetary limits can help players stay in control of their gambling and the most significant effects were seen among intense gamblers. The study, which comprised ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New tool to assess digital addiction in children

A new study developed and validated a tool for assessing children's overall addiction to digital devices. The study, which found that more than 12% of children ages 9-12 years were at risk of addiction to digital devices ...

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