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Independent Streams (Week of Oct. 1)



  • Bridging the Digital Divide for Older AmericansIPPSR Affiliate Sheila Cotten is researching ways to shrink the veritable digital divide – making it easier for people of all ages to learn new technology.
  • 7 habits of people who make friends easily As the song goes, make new friends and keep the old…. But just how easy is it to make new friends? Ask IPPSR Affiliate William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology.
  • Smartphones may serve as digital security blankets Cellphones have taken some blame for depression and feelings of loneliness. New research shows that cellphones can also be a comfort. Psychologist William Chopik, an IPPSR affiliated faculty member, comments on the new research.