Psychology & Psychiatry

Sports, not screens: The key to happier, healthier children

Whether it's sports practice, music lessons or a casual catch up with friends, when children are involved in after-school activities, they're more likely to feel happier and healthier than their counterparts who are glued ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video games can boost children's intelligence: study

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied how the screen habits of U.S. children correlates with how their cognitive abilities develop over time. They found that the children who spent an above-average time ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media break improves mental health, according to a new study

Asking people to stop using social media for just one week could lead to significant improvements in their well-being, depression and anxiety, and could in the future be recommended as a way to help people manage their mental ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lies that 'might' eventually come true seem less unethical

People may be willing to condone statements they know to be false and even spread misinformation on social media if they believe those statements could become true in the future, according to research published by the American ...

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Social media

Social media is online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies. Social media is a shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content; it's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. Social media has become extremely popular because it allows people to connect in the online world to form relationships for personal, political and business use. Businesses also refer to social media as user-generated content (UGC) or consumer-generated media (CGM).

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