Psychology & Psychiatry

Why your social media habit is probably not an addiction

Social media apps are useful sources of information. They help us catch up with the activities of friends, news, current affairs, government COVID updates and the latest happenings in celebrity and sport.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the Swiss fared under partial lockdown

A joint study by EPFL, the Idiap Research Institute and the University of Lausanne's Institute of Psychology has provided us with a unique snapshot of how Swiss residents experienced the partial lockdown measures resulting ...

Health

WHO targets teens on social media to debunk virus myths

The World Health Organization said Friday it was working with social media companies in a bid to quash misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic—including on more light-hearted apps popular with teenagers.

Health

It's 2020: Time to teach teens 'safe' sexting

Preaching sexual abstinence to youth was popular for a number of decades, but research repeatedly found that such educational messages fell short in their intended goals. Simply telling youth not to have sex failed to delay ...

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