internet

Is the internet bringing more opportunities to children and young people? Are children encountering new risks online? How are parents responding? Indeed, whose responsibility is children’s online safety? These and many other questions arise for academics, policy makers and...

Conducting your PhD via the internet

Choosing to conduct my PhD using the internet was a decision that was made with little thought as to the trials and tribulations that ‘internet-mediated research’ (IMR) might present. My decision was based on some...

Something’s not quite right. You’ve been tossing and turning all night. It’s your knee… you drag yourself to the bathroom and there in the mirror, a ghastly sight confronts you. Your knee is not only sore and painful, it has gone bright green! Before retreating to bed for a...

The work of F.C. Bartlett (1886–1969) has been recognised as one of the most substantial contributions to psychology of the past century. Yet much of his work has been inaccessible for scholars and researchers without access to a long-established university library. In order...

According to a recent, large-scale, worldwide study, 60 per cent of men and 40 per cent of women have attempted to pursue and steal another person’s partner. Of those who have been pursued, 60 per cent of men, and 50 per cent of women have succumbed to the advances of their...

This is not the only reality. Millions of people also exist online in virtual worlds, where they can fly, teleport, socialise and spend time inside a digital body of their own design. Psychologists are studying these worlds, to find out how people behave there, and to uncover...

How has the most revolutionary innovation of our time – the internet – transformed our world? What does it mean for the modern family? How has it changed our concepts of privacy? Of celebrity? Of love, sex and hate? Psychologist Dr Aleks Krotoski has been investigating, in a...

Is today’s 24/7 internet availability turning us into impatient, superficial data hunters and gatherers, urged to rush through an ever-growing and changing amount of information? Does the hyperlinked World Wide Web interfere with our muse to read long articles and books? Is...