How technology affects your mood?

Have a look around, on the train, on the streets, anywhere! You’ll see people on their phones, watching Youtube, texting or playing games. Is technology becoming an addiction? And what impact is it having on our mood?

Technology has been explored as a mood-regulator device; it has the ability to change a user’s mental and emotional state. It affects how we feel and behave, allows us to better relate to others and achieve our goals.

This can be a very positive experience, with some apps available for therapeutic purposes, but can also be quite harmful. Greg Wadley, lecturer at School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne joined Nic to discuss technology as a mood-regulator.

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