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Is Facebook creating “iDisorders”? The link between clinical symptoms of psychiatric disorders and technology use, attitudes and anxiety

And another ‘hmmm…’ This study systematically tested whether the use of specific technologies or media (including certain types of Facebook use), technology-related anxieties, and technology-related attitudes (including multitasking preference) would predict clinical symptoms of six personality disorders (schizoid, narcissistic, antisocial, compulsive, paranoid and histrionic) and three mood disorders (major depression, dysthymia and bipolar-mania). In addition, […]

8 January 2013 at 12:00 - Comments

Facebook Addiction Among Turkish College Students: The Role of Psychological Health, Demographic, and Usage Characteristics

Hmmm. This study explored Facebook addiction among Turkish college students and its behavioral, demographic, and psychological health predictors. The Facebook Addiction Scale FAS was developed and its construct validity was assessed through factor analyses. A total of 447 students reported their personal information and Facebook usage and completed the FAS and General Health Questionnaire GHQ-28. […]

8 January 2013 at 11:55 - Comments

These are the unwritten rules of Facebook (BPS Research Digest)

From Bryant and Marmo (2012) I should expect a response from this person if I post on his/her profile.I should NOT say anything disrespectful about this person on Facebook.I should consider how a post might negatively impact this person’s relationships.If I post something that this person deletes, I should not repost it.I should communicate with […]

7 January 2013 at 17:42 - Comments

Facebook and psychology: What we know so far

Here’s the presentation I gave last week in IADT. Audio didn’t work out too well, but I may re-record and add later. Video may follow later. Facebook and psychology: What we know so far View more presentations from CJAMcMahon.

4 November 2010 at 15:34 - Comments

Survey under the surface: interpreting the NCI/NELL/Mulley Communications Facebook eye-tracking study

It was reported in the Sunday Business Post, and it got a bit of attention elsewhere, so I’d like to introduce you to the most recent Irish research to look at Facebook. Entitled ‘Face the Facts: An eye-tracking study investigating how Irish users engage with advertising and media on Facebook’ and authored by Caroline Fox, […]

30 June 2010 at 14:40 - Comments