Blog 10: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 4/4 – Synthesis

Over the past couple weeks I have discussed the positive and negative implications of the internet on social interactions and cognition. If you want some background, here is a link to my blog about positive internet usage: https://reallypsyched.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/blog-8-the-internet-and-social-cognition-part-24-positive-socialcognitive-implications/ Here is a link to my blog about negative internet use: https://reallypsyched.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/blog-9-the-internet-and-social-cognition-part-34-negative-socialcognitive-implications/ During the exploration on my… Continue reading Blog 10: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 4/4 – Synthesis

Blog 9: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 3/4 – Negative Social/Cognitive Implications

Narcissism Social media use has a connection with narcissism. Gnambs & Appel (2017) conducted a meta-analysis of research that has been conducted on the connection between social media and narcissism. Gnambs & Appel (2017) found the study supported but also refined the notion of a relationship between engaging in social networking sites and narcissistic personality… Continue reading Blog 9: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 3/4 – Negative Social/Cognitive Implications

Blog 8: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 2/4 – Positive Social/Cognitive Implications

Sharing Information and Learning Some professors at our institution absolutely despise technology and will not allow cell phones or lap tops in their classrooms. If most of your students are playing on Facebook or Instagram, I could understand the desire to ban technology. However, the internet can be used as a powerful learning tool. The… Continue reading Blog 8: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 2/4 – Positive Social/Cognitive Implications

Blog 7: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 1/4 – General Discussion/Introduction

I decided to write the next few blogs about the internet and the impact on our social interactions and our cognitive functioning. I can hear my dads voice in my head telling me the negative effects of social media on society. But is it all bad? My topic is going to dive into the internet,… Continue reading Blog 7: The Internet and Social Cognition, Part 1/4 – General Discussion/Introduction

Blog 6: Dissociative Identity Disorder

What is it? Previously know as multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder (DID) is said to be a disruption of identity (DSM-5, 2013). One major aspect of DID is the presence of separate personality states that are characterized by different cognitive functions. For example, the personality states will have different desires, mannerisms and overall view… Continue reading Blog 6: Dissociative Identity Disorder

Blog 5: The Fundamental Attribution Error and Social Cognition

  Last week I discussed the effect WEIRD people have on the field of psychology. This week I will discuss the fundamental attribution error and the effect on psychology and social cognition. The error occurs when “observers underestimate situational influences and overestimate dispositional influences on others’ behaviour.” as mentioned in Myers et al. (2012). I… Continue reading Blog 5: The Fundamental Attribution Error and Social Cognition