Is modern technology ruining your life?

June 01, 2018 - 9:00am

Is modern technology ruining your life?

It is almost impossible to avoid laptops, social media, emails, and smartphones. Many of these technologies were developed to help organise our lives, while others promise to keep us fitter and happier for longer.

However, many people are beginning to wonder if all this technology has unintended consequences.

As the UK Government launches an enquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health, Lancaster University’s Dr David Ellis will explore how he and other scientists are starting to understand the psychological impact of our digital existence, in an upcoming free public lecture.

The talk will begin at 6.30pm on Wednesday 13th June, in the Assembly Hall of Lancaster Royal Grammar School. Doors will open at 6pm for refreshments and there will be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk concludes at 7.30pm.

Dr Ellis holds a 50th Anniversary Lectureship in Psychology at Lancaster University and an Honorary Research Fellowship at The University of Lincoln, having obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2013. Much of his work considers how markers of technology use can reveal information about people and their behaviour. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals across psychology, medicine, and computer science with results often appearing on radio and television, including BBC Breakfast, Radio 4 and The World Service.

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