In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
Stuart Wolpert | August 21, 2014

Stephen Nowicki
Students in the study looked at photos and were tested on their ability to recognize the emotions of those pictured.
Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.

UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better at reading human emotions than sixth-graders from the same school who continued to spend hours each day looking at their electronic devices.

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