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The transition to a reliance on technology and mental health


Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-04-05 00:48:54 viewed: 605


Recent studies observe and evaluate mental health during the recent transition to technology based environments.  Cha and Seo (2018) review the physical and psychological conditions associated with smartphone addiction.  Natesh (2021) associates internet gaming addictions in children to gambling addictions.  Natesh (2021) claims that excess internet gaming may result in functional damage psychological distress.  Stueck (2021) observe characteristics affecting biological and psychological health during the pandemic.  Kopilaš et al. (2021) conducted case control and correlational studies of behavioral patterns during the pandemic.





Cha, S.-S., & Seo, B.-K. (2018). Smartphone use and smartphone addiction in middle school students in Korea: Prevalence, social networking service, and game use. Health Psychology Open, 5(1), 2055102918755046. doi:10.1177/2055102918755046

Kopilaš, V., Hasratian, A. M., Martinelli, L., Ivkić, G., Brajković, L., & Gajović, S. (2021). Self-perceived mental health status, digital activity, and physical distancing in the context of lockdown versus not-in-lockdown measures in Italy and Croatia: Cross-sectional study in the early ascending phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020. Frontiers in Psychology, 12(90). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.621633

Natesh, N. (2021). Virtual reality: Online games leads to mental health & psychological trauma. Clinical and Experimental Psychology, 7(3).

Stueck, M. (2021). The pandemic management theory. COVID-19 and biocentric development. Health Psychology Report. doi:10.5114/hpr.2021.103123


Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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