Social Media

What are the positives AND negatives of social media?

Social media

Did you know that WhatsApp can be good for your mental health?

The top-line results of the research show that: 

WhatsApp helps with bonding and building better relationships, which made people:

  • feel better about themselves
  • more competent socially
  • less lonely

 

You can connect with Dr Linda Kaye to find about more about the research or you can read the full paper here.

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Consumer Research on Social Media

Should we be allowing researchers to mine social media data without our consent? 

This article from BPS Research Digest explores this question. 

The human brain now reacts to emoticons like real faces. 

This article from Wired explains more.