Health and Technology

Technology can have a large impact on users' mental and physical health. Being overly connected can cause psychological issues such as distraction, narcissism, expectation of instant gratification, and even depression. Beside affecting users' mental health, use of technology can also have negative repercussions on physical health causing vision problems, hearing loss, and neck strain. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to help alleviate these health issues.

Technology and Psychological Issues

An introduction to technology and psychological issues 

Distraction caused by technology 

Expectation of instant gratification 


Cognitive losses 

Social Issues

Deficits in social skills

Sense of isolation 

Technology and depression 

Health Issues

Vision problems 

Hearing loss

Neck strain 

Sitting too much 

General suggestions for healthy technology use