DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01799

Advances in Psychological Science (心理科学进展) 2017/25:10 PP.1799-1810

The influences of digital technology on individuals

The concept of digital natives and related literature has proposed a new perspective to understand the influences of digital technology on individuals. Digital natives refers to individuals who grow up in the digital environment. Their experiences of interacting with digital technology affect not only their behavioral traits, but also their cognitive and physiological characteristics. These statements are theoretically supported by the ecological techno-subsystem theory and digital native hypotheses at macro and micro levels. Moreover, studies in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology have provided empirical evidences. Based on previous results, future researches should further expand the direction, depth and breadth of exploration in this area.

Key words:digital natives,digital technology,ecological techno-subsystem theory,cognition,brain

ReleaseDate:2017-11-17 09:48:06

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