How Facebook Is Controlling Your Mood

By | Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:43

Positive and negative emotions are contagious on Facebook, according to a new study that adds nuance to the psychology of social media.


Facebook Experiments With 'Sympathize' Button

By | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:12

At a Facebook event Thursday, the concept of a "sympathize" button became very popular among attendees.

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Facebook Use Linked To Negative Body Image In Teen Girls

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:02

Adolescent girls who publicly share photos on Facebook have a negative body image and an increasing chance of suffering from eating disorders.


Facebook’s Dark Side: Status Updates Reveal Whether You’re A Psychopath

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 18:05

Researchers found ways to analyze status updates to identify a person’s personality traits, including narcissism or psychopathy.


Facebook Knows How Long Your Relationship Is Going To Last

By | Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:46

Facebook knows if your relationship is going to last or hit the skids soon.

Social Media Language Analysis Offers New Personality Insights

Language Analysis Of Facebook Offers New Insights Into Human Personality

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:55

A massive amount of data from more than 15.4 million Facebook messages has helped English-language researchers glean new insights into personality.


Fighting Disease With Tweets & Status Updates

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 17:11

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites could reveal important social factors behind the spread of a disease, a new study had found.


Using Facebook To Quit Smoking: How Social Media Helps You Overcome Addiction

By | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 16:14

Social media boosts self-efficacy and success rates among individuals trying to quit smoking, a new study suggests.

Facebook Use Reflects Self-Esteem, Study Finds

Facebook And Social Media Activity Reflects Self-Esteem, Study Finds

By | Sun, 09/15/2013 - 17:59

A person's use of Facebook reveals deeply rooted feelings about self-regard, a new study finds.

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Are Facebook And Myspace Bad For Teen Health?

By | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:29

Photos on social networking sites Facebook and Myspace influence smoking and alcohol use among teens.


Facebook Addiction: Social Media Use Linked To Reward Center In Brain, Scientists Conclude

By | Sun, 09/01/2013 - 13:54

MRI scans suggest that Facebook addiction could be a real psychological condition, as the intensity of use corresponds to heightened cerebral activity.

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Pavlov Poke: A Shocking Solution To Facebook Overuse [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 17:54

Pavlov Poke, a device created by two MIT students, will shock users if they stay on Facebook too long.

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Facebook Usage Linked To ‘Declines In Happiness’: Is The Social Media Platform Making You Depressed?

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:00

A University of Michigan study finds that the more people used Facebook during one time period, the more they felt depressed.

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Do Facebook ‘Likes’ Make The World A More Positive Place?

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 14:21

An MIT/NYU study confirms that "liking" something online may lead others to do the same, especially when others disagree.


Facebook, DNA Technology Solves Outbreak Of Strep Throat In Minnesota Dance Team

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 08:15

Doctors use the social media site Facebook to find the source of a strep throat outbreak among high school students in Minnesota.