Ryan Mulligan

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | @RyanMulliga7tbv | Majored in Communications and Psychology. Fascinated by the interaction between new media and the mind.

Four mental health podcasts to wrap your mind around

These podcasts are an accessible and super entertaining way to get educated on the mysteries of the mind. <i>Photo: Jelena Jojic</i><p>Psychology, psychiatry, …

Mental Health

People hooked on Facebook share similarities with cocaine addicts, study says

If you're a person who continuously scrolls on your Facebook timeline, your brain reacts in a similar way to people who use cocaine, a new study …

How psychology explains why we can't stop messaging

Today, there's an app for just about everything. With all the amazing things our smartphones can do, there is one thing that hasn't changed since the …

Play nice! How the internet is trying to design out toxic behaviour

Online abuse can be cruel – but for some tech companies it is an existential threat. Can giants such as Facebook use behavioural psychology and persuasive design to tame the trolls?<p>It was a book on the curious decline of the murder rate that gave Aja Bogdanoff her idea.<p>Her job back then stopped …

Internet

We are wasting the upside-down face emoji on sarcasm

The upside-down face emoji is headed for trouble. Approved as part of Unicode 8.0, it rolled out to iOS 9.1 and Android Marshmallow earlier this year, and in the past three months, the meaning has become remarkably consistent. Dropped at the end of a sentence, the face typically suggests the …

Too young for Tinder, LGBTQI youth find love through Tumblr

When Jessica N. first signed onto Tumblr, he had no idea who he was.<p>Sure, he knew some of the things he liked — Dr. Who, introversion — but at the …

14 people share the things that helped them deal with depression

Depression isn’t something that can be instantly cured. There’s no one magic pill that will resolve things forever. One therapy session won’t …

Sex After Trauma (Pt. II): The Psychology Behind My Promiscuity

About a year ago, I wrote this column for my college newspaper's special issue on sex, love and intimacy. It's about the difficulties with having sex after experiencing sexual trauma. It's about 99 percent truthful.<p>Nowhere in that column do I tell lies. But I did omit certain things that would have …