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Psychology and computers are interwoven in a variety of ways. Technology has a major influence on the way that psychological research and treatment is conducted. In reality, psychologists can now reach a wider audience and deliver services in more efficient ways. This is particularly true during times of pandemics like the recent Covid-19 outbreak, because digital technology offers the possibility for patients to receive treatment via the internet.

Computers have a long history in the study human psychology. They were first introduced by introducing and the use of magnetic resonance imaging scanners (MRIs) and electroencephalogram machines that allowed scientists to capture images of the brain while conducting psychological experiments. Computers also have the ability to store and analyze huge amounts of data to aid in creating more precise and reproducible studies.

In addition, computer-aided design allows researchers to create advanced models of the mind. These models can then be tested to determine how they respond in various situations. This is a significant improvement over the old methods of collecting psychological data such as self-report surveys or interviews, which only capture one aspect at a time and usually require the subject to be incentivized to participate.

In the current era the fields of computing and psychology are now inextricably linked. Psychology students are well-positioned to help develop technology that will shape the future. This is especially true because our relationship with technology is constantly evolving. New tools for measuring and assessing are constantly being developed. Collaboration between different disciplines is becoming more important in the development of these software and understanding the impact it has on people. This is evident in our degree programme, which includes core psychology and computing modules as well as a series of design-related modules that are shared.

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