The fact is we all stare at screens more than we would like and many of us rely on these tools to communicate with others, even during times when we should be spending quality time with our families and friends. Read more
While there are more ways than ever to communicate, some are concerned about the break-neck speed our language is evolving, but some scientists are using technology to help us communicate better.
In a world that is vastly dominated by technology, what are the impacts? Often, people look at the benefits of technology, which are numerous, but we do not always consider the problems and costs associated with its daily use. Read more
How to limit children’s use of digital devices is a hot topic for many parents. Read more
Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. Read more
A small study from the University of California Los Angeles psychology department concludes absorption in digital media could be a roadblock in children’s development of the ability to read emotions. Read more
A psychological study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles found that children may face declining social skills due to their increased use of digital media. Read more
Our mission is to study children, teens, and adults’ interaction with the newer forms of interactive digital media and to see how these interactions both affect and reflect offline lives, ecological conditions, and long-term development.
Patricia M. Greenfield
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA
Yalda T. Uhls, Ph.D.
Associate Director, CDMC@LA
Assistant adjunct prof. at UCLA