Date published: 8/29/2014

Research by Professor Patricia Greenfield and Graduate Student Yalda Uhls is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

The direct, permanent link is http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/in-our-digital-world-are-young-people-losing-the-ability-to-read-emotions

The research will be in the October print edition of Computers in Human Behavior. An online version titled "Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues" is already available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563214003227. (Co-authors are Minas Michikyan, Jordan Morris, Debra Garcia, Gary W. Small, and Eleni Zgourou.)

The research about children’s social skills has garnered some national news coverage. Here are a few of the articles:

Newsweek:
http://www.newsweek.com/screen-time-makes-tweens-clueless-reading-social-cues-266213

Los Angeles Times:
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-camp-no-screens-nonverbal-emotional-cues-20140821-story.html

Time:
http://time.com/3153910/why-access-to-screens-is-lowering-kids-social-skills/

The Wall Street Journal:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-2014-08-19?page=2

http://online.wsj.com/articles/in-preteen-experiment-face-time-tops-screen-time-1409955232

Examiner.com:
http://www.examiner.com/article/electronic-devices-impacting-kids-social-skills-reports-ucla-study

NPR:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/28/343735856/kids-and-screen-time-what-does-the-research-say

Medical Daily:
http://www.medicaldaily.com/digital-devices-smartphones-tvs-and-tablets-are-destroying-childrens-face-face-social-299332

ScienceDaily:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140822094240.htm

Al Jazeera America:
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/22/digital-social-skills.html

Slate:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/08/technology_in_the_classroom_patricia_greenfield_says_kids_don_t_need_it.html

The Telegraph (UK):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11054305/How-digital-technology-and-TV-can-inhibit-children-socially.html

The Times of India:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Home/Science/Smartphones-can-make-kids-emotionally-dull/articleshow/40862289.cms

Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/children-losing-ability-read-emotions_n_5710647.html

Medical News Today:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/281477.php

The New York Times:
http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/will-an-internet-break-make-you-socially-smarter/

Forbes:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/08/26/is-technology-ruining-our-ability-to-read-emotions-study-says-yes/

 

Additional coverage (added 9/11/14)

Fox News (LiveScience article):
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/03/too-much-screen-time-may-worsen-kids-ability-to-read-emotions/

Yahoo News (LiveScience article):
http://news.yahoo.com/too-much-screen-time-may-worsen-kids-ability-114103855.html;_ylt=AwrSyCSWzwhUI1wAKhrQtDMD

LiveScience:
http://www.livescience.com/47602-screen-time-human-emotion-recognition.html

Minneapolis Star Tribune (Los Angeles Times article):
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/kids-health/273249551.html

Yalda’s article for Psychology In Action:
http://www.psychologyinaction.org/2014/08/31/new-research-from-screen-to-green-what-happens-to-kids-social-skills-when-they-go-cold-turkey-on-all-media/

Singularity Hub:
http://singularityhub.com/2014/09/02/have-digital-devices-ruined-your-ability-to-read-emotions-no-worries-an-app-for-that-is-on-the-way/

International Business Times:
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/564472/20140829/emotions-anger-sadness-anxiety-aggression-technology-face.htm#.VAYiiRhlDvY

Growing Your Baby:
http://www.growingyourbaby.com/2014/09/01/new-study-finds-too-much-screen-time-inhibits-kids-ability-to-recognize-emotions/

 

Additional coverage (added 9/25/14)

Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/twitch-video-games_n_5755568.html
 

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