Study: how social media affect the mood?

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Social network, without any doubt, exert a great influence on many spheres of human life. For example, in 2016, it has been proven the impact of social media on sales, and in 2018 Facebook at all declared that they are a direct threat to democracy. Of course, they also directly affect the health of the users. This fact once again proved by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, conducted an interesting experiment with 143 volunteers.

The people were divided into two groups. The first half was allowed to use social networks as usual, without any restrictions in time and actions. The second group was allowed to use only social networks Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat more than 10 minutes a day. Adherence to the rules was checked with the help of screenshots with apps rozhodovania battery life.

Three weeks later, the volunteers completed the survey, which showed their degree of predisposition to the feeling of loneliness, depression, syndrome of missed opportunities and other negative feelings. According to psychologist Melissa hunt, people who made social networking a minimum of time, felt less loneliness and depression.

The experiment again proved the results of previous studies. Earlier psychologists have claimed that social networks can enhance feelings of loneliness and depression. This is due to the fact that social media users often compare their lives with the lives of friends and acquaintances. They forget that the Internet is mainly laid only positive pictures and all the negative behind the scenes.

How many hours a day do you use social networks, and if they affect your mood? Your answers can be left in the comments or in our Telegram chat.

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