Psychology and Computers

The field of psychology and computers are woven together in a variety of ways. Technology has a significant impact on how psychological research and treatment is carried out. Psychologists are now able reach more people and offer their services in a more efficient manner. This is particularly relevant during epidemics, like the recent Covid-19 outbreak, where digital technology allows patients to receive treatment at a distance.

Computers have a long tradition in the study of human psychology. It all began with the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and electroencephalogram machines that allow researchers to capture snapshots of the brain during psychological studies. Computers also make it possible to store and analyze huge amounts of data, which helps to develop more accurate, replicable studies.

Computer-aided design also enables researchers to create sophisticated mental models. These models can then be tested to see how they react in different situations. This is an improvement over traditional methods for gathering psychological data, like self-report questionnaires or interview. They only record only a portion of the subject at a time, and require that subjects be encouraged to participate.

In the current era computer science and psychology are inextricably linked. Students of psychology are therefore well-positioned to help in the development of technology that will define the future. This is especially so since our relationship to technology is constantly evolving. Tools for measurement and assessment are continually being developed, and collaboration across disciplines is increasingly important in both the development of these tools and understanding its impact on the human condition. This is evident in our degree course, which includes core psychology as well as computing modules in addition to a strand of design-related modules that are shared.

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