The psychological impact of social media

We are living substantial parts of our lives online these days and the time we spend on social media is having an impact. Here are some of the best articles and a video on the impact of social media on our behaviour.

Inside The Digital Lives of Teens | Psychology Today
Three facts parents should know about social media natives By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D…. Psychology Today: Here to Help. Agustín Fuentes, Ph.D. Simplistic narratives offered up for who we are and why we do what we

How Social Media Makes Us Feel Bad About Psychology Today
How Social Media Makes Us Feel Bad About Ourselves. Published on July 1, 2012 by Anonymous in. Cristiano Betta via Flickr Creative Commons As a therapist, I have seen many people lamenting how their own lives pale in comparison to

The Power Of “Like” | Psychology Today
In a recent study from my lab on the impact of technology and media use on psychological disorders (which formed the basis for my new book, iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us), we John Bunce, Dr. Mark Carrier and I, surveyed 1390 adults about their media usage, their level of “real world” empathy expressed face to face, their empathy expressed in any online modality, and their perceived social support.

Social Media and Social Loneliness | Psychology Today
“Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” asks novelist and columnist Stephen Marche in an excellent article in next month’s Atlantic. “From Facebook to Twitter,” he notes, “social media have made us more densely networked than

Censoring social media fans flames of social unrest | Your Psychology
Is social media censorship a means to quell a modern uprising? Some politicians and law enforcers during the political turbulence of 2011 thought so but recent research suggests that uncensored citizens experience less

Personality Psychology: The Narcissism Epidemic
Speaker: W. Keith Campbell, University of Georgia Session Summary: Is there an epidemic of narcissism? In this talk, W. Keith Campbell will present evidence that narcissism has increased at both the individual and cultural level. Causes of this epide…

These are just a selection, but they show that there is growing evidence that the online social world is having an impact on us psychologically.

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Graham Jones
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+
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Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist, professional speaker and author of 32 books who helps businesses understand the online behaviour of their customers
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