selfie-disorder-selfitis

From Facebook’s creepy psychological experiment to the new “Happiness Blanket” from British Airways, check out what’s been going on around the ‘Net this week!

Selfie Psychology: Is There an Age Expiration Date for This New Trend? Ask yourself these questions to determine whether you should (still) be taking selfies.

Facebook Admits Manipulating 689,003 Users Emotions in Psychology Experiment: What’s arguably the world’s most popular social network (next to Twitter, of course) Facebook and its researchers conducted an experiment “to test whether emotional contagion was possible outside of in-person interaction.” Basically, the researchers wanted to see if they could make users happier or sadder based on what they saw in their Facebook streams. Needless to say, not everyone’s pleased and the researchers have even apologized.

25 Minutes of This Will Get Rid of Your Stress: No, it’s not sex, but it does involve a lot of breathing!

British Airways Testing ‘Happiness Blanket’ to Help You Sleep Better On Flights: Using a headband embedded with sensors, this high-tech blanket monitors your brainwaves and changes colors when your mood changes!

12 Easy Ways You Can Transform Your Day With Kindness: Make donations, bridge the gender gap, volunteer, and more!

Why We Don’t Need to Try So Hard to Be Happy: Happiness isn’t this “outside thing” for us to obtain; it’s inside and can pass through us when we least expect it.

Arizona Psychiatry Professor Says Fired Over Marijuana Research: Marijuana is a hot-button issue across America these days. Was this psychiatrist fired for her high-profile research on whether Mary Jane can help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder?

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Jul 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2014). Psychology Around the Net: July 5, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 2, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/07/05/psychology-around-the-net-july-5-2014/

 

Recent Comments
  • Minerva: Referring to what your pastor said, remember that God is love and people of all faiths are merely on a...
  • Doreen Omega: i complete feel like this was for me. For so many years i have had dreams that i let die because i...
  • Andy: Professor Lopez is not the first to write that narcissists die broke and alone. I was actually surprised when I...
  • Edward: I probably wouldn’t act the way the woman in the story did, but she is in a restaurant which apparently...
  • Lana: Since 6th grade my teacher knew something was up with me and she referred me to a therapist but after 2 months...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code