Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Struggle to Find Acceptance for Online Course Delivery

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More colleges are offering psychology courses and full psychology degree programs online. While just a handful of universities offered such programs a few years ago, now it is rare to find a college that doesn’t offer online subject courses. Colleges have embraced the idea of distance learning and the ability to serve a greater number of students without investing time and faculty presence for a traditional class. If you are hesitant about taking an online class or doing your degree online, then kindly read on for a bit more info about this rapidly growing trend. Continue reading

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The Psychology of Internet Trolls (Video)

Watch as SourceFed’s Elliot Morgan and Joe Bereta take a short but insightful look at the background and mentality of the typical internet troll. The pair mentions recent psychological research on how internet use affects empathy and discusses how factors such as bullying and anonymity might play a part in a person becoming a troll.

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The Psychology of Internet Trolls – Infographic

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Internet trolls actively try to tease or humiliate their online targets. Psychologists have been studying these interesting, but annoying and sometimes even deadly personalities for years now. Continue reading

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Do Violent Video Games Affect Behavior?

video games aggressive behaviorAlthough traditional video game consoles like PlayStation and Xbox are being challenged by newcomers to the market – namely, affordable and fun “apps” for iPhones or Androids with plenty of amusing and comparable games to choose from – video games will not back down from their celebrated position as a beloved provider of entertainment.

This means that the controversial debate over the psychological effects of video games on children, whether beneficial or harmful, will continue. For parents, this means coming to terms with the fact that violent video games are here to stay, and then examining the psychological research on the link (if any) between these games and aggressive behavior. Continue reading

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