New Content From Current Directions in Psychological Science
A sample of articles on computational models and psychological measurement, clinical applications of digital technologies, infants’ everyday experiences, trajectories of anxiety and depression, language acquisition, a new way of studying psychopathology, group-based control, binocular rivalry, and aging and digital technology use.
Algorithms, Lies, and Social Media
There was a time when the internet was seen as an unequivocal force for social good. It propelled progressive social movements from Black Lives Matter to the Arab Spring; it set information free and flew
What Does It Take To Be an Effective Mental Health App?
Accessing mental health care has long been difficult, and the pandemic has further increased the strain. And there are thousands of mental health apps — about 20,000 and counting — designed to tackle the problem. They range
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on language and counting, pain as social glue, perinatal conditions and gender nonconformity, constellations across cultures, generations and personality, attachment and hearing, app usage and identity, and sexism identification.
Social Media is Riskier for Kids than ‘Screen Time’
Suppose your 13-year-old daughter wants to subsist on candy during this drawn-out pandemic, and she challenges you to prove that candy is bad for her. For help, you turn to the Internet — and find
The Metaverse’s Effects on Mental Health: Trivial or Troubling?
Is the metaverse good or bad news for our mental health? Silicon Valley’s focus on creating an immersive virtual world where our avatars shop, socialize and work has psychologists and other experts considering what effects it will have on