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Sex differences in jealousy over Facebook activity

Highlights Females are more prone to jealousy over Facebook activity than are males. Males are aware of the sex difference in jealousy; females are not. Misunderstandings about Facebook use are a source of problems in romantic relationships. Abstract Forty heterosexual undergraduate students 24 females, 16 males who were currently in a romantic relationship filled out […]

5 August 2013 at 15:38 - Comments

Sharing, Liking, Commenting, and Distressed? The Pathway Between Facebook Interaction and Psychological Distress | Abstract

Very interesting – more research on this needed Studies on the mental health implications of social media have generated mixed results. Drawing on a survey of college students (N=513), this research uses structural equation modeling to assess the relationship between Facebook interaction and psychological distress and two underlying mechanisms: communication overload and self-esteem. It is […]

13 June 2013 at 09:37 - Comments

Facebook and texting made me do it: Media-induced task-switching while studying

Makes for unsurprising and uncomfortable reading: Electronic communication is emotionally gratifying, but how do such technological distractions impact academic learning? The current study observed 263 middle school, high school and university students studying for 15 min in their homes. Observers noted technologies present and computer windows open in the learning environment prior to studying plus […]

3 May 2013 at 16:24 - Comments

Self-Affirmation Underlies Facebook Use

Seems to be part of a cycle… Social network sites, such as Facebook, have acquired an unprecedented following, yet it is unknown what makes them so attractive to users. Here we propose that these sites’ popularity can be understood through the fulfillment of ego needs. We use self-affirmation theory to hypothesize why and when people […]

29 January 2013 at 16:32 - Comments

Social networking profile correlates of schizotypy

Uh-oh…. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, are extremely popular and have become a primary method for socialization and communication. Despite a report of increased use among those on the schizophrenia-spectrum, few details are known about their actual practices. In the current research, undergraduate participants completed measures of schizotypy and personality, and provided access to […]

27 January 2013 at 18:31 - Comments