As Psychology and Neuroscience Editor for ResearchBlogging.org, each week I choose 3-4 of the best posts from around the blogosphere in those categories. Here are my picks for this week:
This week, we’ve got an selection of posts exploring the increasingly complex and sometimes unsettling roles that social media and technology play in our social lives.
- First, Erina Lee of eHarmony Labs writes about the accuracy of the online profile picture. Is an accurate photo better than a perfect photo?
- Dr. Shock describes recent research investigating the relationship between Facebook use and academic performance, in college students.
- Are people more likely to lie by email than by old school pen and paper? Daniel Hawes of Ingenious Monkey / Twenty-To-Five reviews a recent experiment that suggested that they do.
- Finally, a post of my own exploring the possibility that e-Readers might offer a value-added experience for school-aged children when reading books for class.