Social Connections and Isolation in the Digital Era

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SOCIAL CONNECTIONS AND
ISOLATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

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SOCIAL CONNECTION AND ISOLATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

SOCIAL CONNECTION AND ISOLATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

The way human beings connect and interact with each other has changed dramatically with the advent of the digital age. Technology affects virtually all domains of human life with important repercussions on relationships and feeling of belonging. Accordingly, in our lab, we focus on the influence of digital technologies on a variety of social and psychological domains.

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RESEARCH QUESTIONS THAT DRIVE OUR CURRENT WORK

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What is the impact of digital technologies on social connectedness and isolation across different ages?

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How can digital technologies interfere (e.g., phubbing) with social connectedness?

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How and under what circumstances (e.g., pandemic lockdown) can digital technologies foster social connectedness?

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How can new technologies (e.g., virtual reality) be used to study social relationships?