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unswsydney OP t1_j5m5yyh wrote

G’day r/science, thanks for having us. A team of our psychology researchers have found the potential for being judged online could be impacting the mood and cognitive function of young people.

Team lead on the study, Dr Susanne Schweizer, said “our research showed that when young people thought that others might be evaluating them, they felt upset and their ability to perform a basic cognitive task was impaired.”

The study was published today in Scientific Reports if you’d like to take a look:


YardFudge t1_j5m6lu5 wrote

It’s just not kids. 5 decades ish later

  • still type horribly when people watch
  • since r/ came around, much harder to knock out 3 hours un(self)interrupted