You belong to us!

  • The psychological strategies of Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat & Co.
  • Christian Monday
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

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 done away with 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 takes a detailed look at particularly urgent current topics such as “filter bubbles” and fake news, and offers suggestions on how we can maintain 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 as well as the field of psychoinformatics.

In the context of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

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