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Posts Tagged 'addiction'

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

Episode 2 – How Facebook got everyone hooked

Responding to recent controversy about Facebook and ‘addiction’, cyberpsychologist Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon brings expert opinion to the debate by explaining how Facebook has become so popular, and suggesting how users can better manage their use of the site. In this video release, he breaks down the appeal into 7 key design elements, relating each […]

3 June 2010 at 22:47 - Comments

Nessa Childers and Facebook: the heart of the matter

The irony of MEP Nessa Childers recent statement on Facebook and regulation is that, while stating that ‘we can present on Facebook an unreal and flawless version of ourselves’, (which studies show does not happen in practice), and attempting to put herself across as an expert on the topic, she has exposed herself as acutely […]

31 May 2010 at 17:35 - Comments
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3 June 10 at 10:03
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3 June 10 at 11:55

‘My Mom Tried To Friend Me On Facebook But I Ignored Her’

It’s a quote! from this study, which has been doing the rounds over the last few days, carried out at the University of Maryland, College Park, by the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda, who asked 200 students to abstain from using all media for 24 hours. And then they were asked to […]

28 April 2010 at 23:17 - Comments