Source: freepik Madison, WI – February 12, 2020 – Quality over quantity What teens find important on social media is a better measure of how they interact with technology than how many minutes they spend using social media, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Researchers at SMPH have designed a scale, The Adolescents’ Digital Technology Interactions and Importance (ADTI), that measures the importance of social media interactions. This novel approach proposes a brand-new way to design future studies of adolescent health and social media. The study, led by Dr. Megan Moreno, professor of pediatrics atRead More →

Source: Johanna Nurmi / Placeit Counseling techniques can be built into health apps to help users get more physically active, say researchers after initial tests on a prototype called the Precious app. The tests were carried out by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Helsinki. 30th January 2020 – By drawing from behavioral science, the Precious app aims to support the basic psychological needs necessary for human motivation. Having the chance to choose meaningful goals and activities, setting achievable goals, and receiving empathetic support can help individuals internalize motivation. Developed by a cross-European research team, including social psychologists, computer scientists, andRead More →