Psychology and Computers

Psychology and computers are interwoven in a variety of ways. Technology has a huge impact on the way that psychological research and treatment is conducted. In reality, psychologists are now able to reach a larger audience and offer services in more convenient ways. This is especially relevant during times of epidemics like the recent Covid-19 outbreak as digital technology provides the possibility for patients to receive treatment via the internet.

Computers have a rich history in the study human psychology. They started with the development and application of magnetic resonance imaging scanners (MRIs) and electroencephalogram machines that enabled scientists to take pictures of the brain during psychological experiments. Computers also have the ability to store and analyze huge amounts information to create more precise and reproducible research.

In addition, computer-aided design allows researchers to create sophisticated models of the mind. These models can be tested to see how they react in different situations. This is a significant improvement over the conventional methods of collecting psychological data such as self-report surveys or interviews, which only capture one aspect at a single time and frequently require subjects to be enticed to participate.

In the modern age computers and psychology have become interwoven. Psychology students are best placed to contribute to the development of technology that will determine the future. This is particularly true because our relationship with technology is always evolving. New tools for measuring and assessing are constantly being developed. Interdisciplinary collaboration is becoming more important in the creation of these software as well as knowing its impact on people. This is reflected in our degree programme, which comprises core psychology and computing modules as well as a series of design-related modules that are shared.