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Internet and Facebook related images affect the perception of time

Gonidis, Lazaros, Sharma, Dinkar (2017) Internet and Facebook related images affect the perception of time. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47 (4). pp. 224-231. ISSN 0021-9029. (doi:10.1111/jasp.12429) (KAR id:60501)

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Even though there is a wealth of research on addiction and implicit measures, the effects of addiction on time perception are still unclear. Internal clock models separate the effects of attention and arousal which could have important implications for addiction research. The present study investigated whether Internet related stimuli can lead to distorted time perception. We found evidence that Internet and Facebook related stimuli can distort time perception due to attention and arousal related mechanisms. This highlights that Facebook related stimuli lead to an underestimation of time compared to Internet related stimuli, and both Facebook and Internet related stimuli were associated with better discriminability of time compared to matched neutral stimuli. Implications of these findings on addiction are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jasp.12429
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems
Depositing User: Dinkar Sharma
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 16:29 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 11:54 UTC
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