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Cyber Addiction: Step Away From the Smart Phone (But First Read This)

The average person checks their phone 200 times a day. It borders on addiction for some, but according to cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken there are easy ways to unlearn this compulsion.

How the Internet Normalized Donald Trump and Broke American Politics

The distinction between the online world and real life is thinner than we imagine. So when comment trolls run rampant, our national discourse cannot help but be changed.

How Online Dating Changed the Psychology of Sexual Intimacy

When dating online, people disclose personal details more readily than in real life. This leads to a false sense of intimacy that can result in serious misunderstandings over sexual desire.

Cyberchondria or Coincidence? How Iatrogenic Death Shadows the Growth of the Internet

1% of all Google searches are health queries. Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken explains how artificial intelligence diagnostics lead to psychosomatic symptoms, and potentially explain the fourfold increase in iatrogenic death in the US since 1999.

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