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November 24, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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How Social Media Is Used Determines Impact On Wellbeing

November 24, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

a social media user
When it comes to overall wellbeing, how a person uses social media could have a significant impact. In a study from The University of British Columbia, Derrick Wirtz, an associate professor of teaching in psychology examined the use of three popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to see how the use of the platforms impacted the overall wellbeing of a person. [More]

February 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

a teen selfie

When You Should Worry About Your Teen's Selfies

February 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

a teen selfie
A study from the University of Arizona examining the habits of teenage girls who take selfies found that taking and distributing selfies on social media isn’t associated with poor body confidence. But selfies can become a problem if teenage girls spend a lot of time debating what photo of themselves to share, or heavily editing photos before sharing. [More]

February 28, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash

Social Media Use in a Volatile Political Climate

February 28, 2020 08:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash
We're in a volatile political climate in the United States and are heading into what will be an interesting election. Whether it’s a twitter storm or fake news, there’s plenty of ammunition for social media fights over political beliefs. And recent research found that general social media use has a negative effect on political knowledge, which may only fuel the fire in upcoming months. [More]