internet

Newsagents and general bookstores have found their shelves sagging under an influx in trade books describing online interactions and behaviours in recent years, and there is frequently a focus on the negative repercussions of such technologies, particularly for children. ...

The British Psychological Society’s Public Engagement and Media Award in 2015 went to Mindhacks, a blog led by psychologists Dr Vaughan Bell and Dr Tom Stafford that has featured over 5000 posts across the past decade. Example posts...

The past 20 years have seen an explosion in the development of information technology, to the point where people now spend a lot of their time in a space – ‘cyberspace’ – which did not exist previously (Barak & Suler, 2008...

When I first considered writing an article like this some years ago, I imagined that Facebook would become supplanted by some other website, in the same way that it had displaced MySpace. Yet Facebook is now more globally dominant than ever, and, as if to underline my hubris...

Being a 'consultant' to a TV or film company is, in my experience, random. Poor experiences are mostly benign, for example, having one's brains picked for no recompense so that the company can say it consulted with a clinical psychologist and the promise further work going...

Can psychological research studies conducted via the internet provide valid and reliable data? This is the question I posed in The Psychologist more than a decade ago (Hewson, 2003). Here I consider this question again, drawing upon the wealth of new examples and relevant...