psychology of technology

Don’t blame social media for bad behaviour

One of the questions I often get asked by journalists, who know I’m interested in the psychology of technology, is how social media like Facebook and Twitter change the way we communicate.  Being journalists, they usually want me to say that we can no longer interact properly with each other thanks to technology. 

I know some brain researchers have made some scary claims about social media but all the evidence I have seen suggests that it is just another way of keeping in touch.