HL Extension: Cognitive processing in the digital world

Cognitive processing in the digital world

For all three topics in the cognitive approach, and with reference to research studies, HL students should study the following.

  • The influence of digital technology on cognitive processes and human interaction.
  • The positive and negative effects of modern technology on cognitive processes.
  • Methods used to study the interaction between digital technology and cognitive processes

Kaspersky Lab (2015) Report on Digital Amnesia: Digital Amnesia Report

Research papers:

Note-taking and laptops: mueller2014

Camera phones and photo impairment effect: henkel2013 and soares2017

Social media and photo sharing: TamirTempleton-JESP_2018

Video games and visual memory: blacker 2014  and anguera2013


Sample answer: Cog Ext ERQ