Contact Author Psychological Effects of Facebook on Teenagers and its Overuse As if parents did not already have enough to worry about, now they need to worry about their children displaying negative psychological effects from overusing Facebook and other social networking sites. New research revealed August by Dr. Larry Rosena psychology professor at California State University, makes it official what some parents already suspected -- our kids are getting sort of screwed up when they spend too much time on Facebook.
It allows us to simultaneously keep in touch with long-lost cousin Annabelle in Baton Rouge, best friend Percival from the first grade at St. But like all benefits in life, Facebook comes with its psychological costs—many of them invisible. Indeed, a recent study found that heavy Facebook users experience decreases in subjective well-being over time Kross et al.
Below we review some research suggesting 7 ways that Facebook may be hurting you. Social psychologist Leon Festinger observed that people are naturally inclined to engage in social comparison.
Facebook is a quick, effortless way to engage in social comparison, but with even one glance through your News Feed you might see pictures of your friends enjoying a mouth-watering dinner at Chez Panisse, or perhaps winning the Professor of the Year award at Yale University.
Indeed, a study by Chou and Edge found that chronic Facebook users tend to think that other people lead happier lives than their own, leading them to feel that life is less fair.
Did cousin Annabelle announce a nice new promotion last month, a new car last week, and send a photo from her cruise vacation to Aruba this morning? Additional findings suggest that the negative psychological impact of passively following others on Facebook is driven by the feelings of envy that stem from passively skimming your News Feed.
It can lead to a sense of false consensus.
Sit next to a friend while you each search for the same thing on Google. Not only have your Internet searches grown more personalized, so have social networking sites.
Want to know what your ex is up to? You can…and that might not be a good thing. Facebook stalking has made it harder to let go of past relationships. Does she seem as miserable as I am?
Is that ambiguous post directed at me? Has she started dating that guy from trivia night? Even if you still run into your ex in daily life, the effects of online surveillance were significantly worse than those of offline contact.
It can make you jealous of your current partner. Krafsky and Krafsky, authors of Facebook and Your Marriageaddress many common concerns in relationships that stem from Facebook use. It can reveal information you might not want to share with potential employers.
We often think these posts are safe from prying eyes, but that might not be the case. It can become addictive. Since then, Facebook addiction has gathered attention from both popular media and empirical journals, leading to the creation of a Facebook addiction scale Paddock, ; see below for items.
To explore the seriousness of this addiction, Hofmann and colleagues randomly texted participants over the course of a week to ask what they most desired at that particular moment.
They found that among their participants, social media use was craved even more than tobacco and alcohol.
Some research finds Facebook may decrease loneliness when used to keep up to date—and keep in touch with—others. Fenne Deters and Matthias Mehl randomly assigned participants to post more status updates than they typically did per week, and found that this led to increased feelings of social connectedness, and lower levels of loneliness.
Post coauthored by Jessica E.Sep 23, · The Impact of Facebook on Today All in all, Facebook has a very positive effect on teens all it also has negative effects that can really harm.
Facebook has acknowledged that too much social media can be damaging to people's mental health.
The company is coming under increasing scrutiny about its impact on society. Ant Man is on Facebook. How do you decide whats awesome for you now wont have a negative effect in the group of friends and family who i see alot and.
The effect, suggested Hanna Krasnova and her colleagues, was a result of the well-known social-psychology phenomenon of social comparison. But when participants simply consumed a lot of.
Facebook has been criticized for many things, but mostly for being a source of destruction that can turn Facebook users into real social networking addicts.
Stalking people, hacking into accounts, getting too much involved with unknown people and being deprived from real life are some of the broadly recognized negative effects of Facebook. Negative Effects of Facebook Regardless of these negative aspects, Facebook has numerous The Facebook Effect In just only ten years, Facebook has gone from.