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Facebook Psychology

It's True: We Use Facebook To Feel Better About Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

Is Facebook posting all shameless attention-seeking? Well, it depends on your personality type. A new study confirms that people who tend to feel ...

Carolyn Gregoire

What Happens When You Remove Facebook's Most Popular Feature | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Benjamin Grosser describes himself as a longtime heavy Facebook user. But a couple of years ago, he noticed some disconcerting patterns in how he was ...

This Is What Facebook Does To Your Brain | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology

That little zing you get when someone “likes” your picture or sings your praises on Facebook? That’s the reward center in your brain getting a b...

7 Reasons Why We Act Differently Online

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology

Fact: Most people act differently online than they do in real life. Whether we're more engaging, less polite or bolder in our political assertions...

Facebook Envy: How Cruising Can Kill Self Esteem

Wendy Sachs | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology
Wendy Sachs

Facebook Envy can be downright harmful to self esteem. But Facebook is an alternate universe, not reality. It's a ubiquitous PR machine where everyone's persona can sparkle brighter.