Developers do everything they can to ensure that we, as users, sink into the net. We regularly underestimate how long we spend on social networks, leave countless digital footprints, and online platforms and computer games have abolished any natural end. Conversely, our daily lives are increasingly fragmented by permanent digital interruptions.
Christian Montag discusses the question of which personality traits are associated with problematic or addiction-like user behavior. He discusses recent developments such as the "Internet of Things" or the use of apps, digital platforms and AI in psychology and medicine in an unbiased manner. He also deals in detail with currently particularly urgent topics such as "filter bubbles" and fake news and provides suggestions on how we can preserve our digital independence.
Prof. Dr. Christian Montag teaches at the University of Ulm and at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu. His research focuses on the biological foundations of personality and the field of psychoinformatics.
In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg
The psychological strategies of Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat & Co.