A number of months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I discovered myself partaking in a sample of committing to, then shamefully dodging, scheduled Zoom calls with pals. Regardless of lacking my interactions with pals (social interplay is important to total well-being, in any case), I could not appear to muster sufficient power to go online. This sense, I later discovered, has been coined “Zoom fatigue,” and I am not the one one who’s skilled it.
The phenomenon has turn into so widespread—attributable to a rise in video chats for work conferences, birthday celebrations, and even first dates—researchers from Stanford College got down to perceive the psychological results of an excessive amount of video conferencing.
The examine, led by Jeremy Bailenson, Ph.D., founding director of the Stanford Digital Human Interplay Lab (VHIL), was printed Tuesday within the journal Know-how, Thoughts, and Habits. It confirms that spending an excessive amount of time on video chat is, in actual fact, tiring folks out. They pinpointed 4 most important causes, together with sensible options.