Professor Andrew Przybylski

Monday, September 3 2018 at 7:30PM

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Professor Andrew Przybylski

What's the talk about?

The debate about children and technology has increasingly captured public interest over the past year. Public conversations about screen time have gradually become more heated and divisive; scientific evidence often becomes a casualty in the process.

Over the past few months, the UK government has been collecting written and oral evidence to complete a parliamentary inquiry about the effects of social media and screen time on child well-being.

Professor Andrew Przybylski will look at how to tell the difference between evidence, scaremongering and moral panic.

Andrew Przybylski is a social scientist based at the University of Oxford. His research applies Self-Determination Theory, a macro-theory of human motivation, to study a wide range of psychological processes. His primary interests are focused on the role of motivation for people when they are engaged with virtual and real-life environments.

In particular, he is interested in what makes electronic games and social media motivating and what leads people to vary in the degree to which they succeed in regulating their engagement.

£3 contribution to cover expenses.

Here’s a taster of the talk.