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Guest Editor's Introduction
Published: 2021-12-31

When technology use causes stress: Challenges for contemporary research

Institute of Psychology, University of Gdansk
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Psychology University of Gdansk & Department of Psychology Medical University of Gdansk Poland


The current immense impact of ICT on individuals can be particularly strong in areas such as work and education. Both internet and computer systems have become an indispensable component of working or learning assignments. When ICT is missing, team cooperation and performance of certain tasks may be significantly limited. This has become especially clear recently, in the face of COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges it has brought into our professional lives. Much of the workload had to be done virtually, forcing some employees and students to master new technologies enabling them to communicate through virtual platforms (e.g., Zoom or MS Teams) and to grasp the principles of digital and cyber safety at the same time.


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How to Cite

Jurek, P., Korjonen‐Kuusipuro, K., & Olech, M. (2021). When technology use causes stress: Challenges for contemporary research. Human Technology, 17(3), 190–196.