The Interaction of Digital Technologies with the Development of Cognitive and Communication Processes of Adolescents and Young Adults: a Review of Empirical Research

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Abstract

The article presents an overview of empirical research on the interaction of digital technologies with the development of cognitive and communication processes of adolescents and young adults. The studies are divided into blocks in accordance with the three types of childrens’ activity, such as leisure (including video games), communicative and educational activity – taking the impact of digital technologies into account. Contradictory empirical data are explained by the many limitations that exist for the organization of this type of research. They also do not allow to identify clear causal relationships between the use of digital technologies by adolescents and young adults and the development of their cognitive and communication skills. The analysis of scientific results, studies led to the conclusion that digitalization qualitatively changes development of cognitive and communication processes of adolescents and young adults.

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Keywords: digital technologies, adolescents, young adults, communication skills, сognition, online games, media multitasking, digital native, computer games, video games, social media

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2023150103

Funding. The research was financially supported by Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, State Task No. 073-00038-23-02.

Received: 03.02.2023

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For citation: Ageev N.Ya., Tokarchuk Y.A., Tokarchuk A.M., Gavrilova E.V. The Interaction of Digital Technologies with the Development of Cognitive and Communication Processes of Adolescents and Young Adults: a Review of Empirical Research [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psychological-Educational Studies, 2023. Vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 37–55. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2023150103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nikita Y. Ageev, Junior Researcher of the Laboratory for the study of cognitive and communication processes of adolescents and young adults by solving game and educational tasks in digital environments, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0226-7185, e-mail: nikitoageev@gmail.com

Yulia A. Tokarchuk, Researcher of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Contemporary Childhood, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0690-0694, e-mail: lyusindus@gmail.com

Andrey M. Tokarchuk, PhD in Engineering, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory for the Study of Cognitive and Communicative Processes in Adolescents and Young Men in solving game and educational tasks in digital environments, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5600-6194, e-mail: netandreus@gmail.com

Evgeniya V. Gavrilova, PhD in Psychology, Research Fellow, Centre of Applied Researches in Psychology and Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Educationsocial, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0848-3839, e-mail: gavrilovaev@mgppu.ru

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