Have you ever noticed that you sometimes feel a little flat after spending time on Facebook?
A study by Kross et al. (2013) found that young people experience lower levels of subjective well-being after spending time on the social media site.
Why would this be?
Some scholars argue that it’s because we compare.
It should come as no surprise that ‘Facebook’ is the number 1 search term on the Internet.
Now don’t get me wrong, I quite like Facebook. I use Facebook like 1 billion other people on the planet. I’d probably go on Facebook everyday but I have limits (e.g. I’m not one to share what I had for dinner or breakfast). […]
An old Psychology Professor told me recently how he had to write his PhD thesis by hand and paid a lady with a typewriter to type it up for him. Paying typists and drawing graphs by hand was the done thing in academia only a few decades ago.
How times have changed!
One could argue that thanks to word processors, the Internet and […]