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How Social Media Might Undermine Romantic Relationships

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Using social media makes some people in romantic relationships realize that there are many other fish in the sea.

How Narcissism Relates to Social Media

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Some people higher in narcissism may enjoy using social media, but others find it deflating and distressing.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 17, 2020

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Humor, favors, and revenge; read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 3, 2020

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Welcome to 2020! We're catching up with the end of the 2019. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Does Social Media Make Us Sad, Stupid, and Narcissistic?

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Scientific evidence based on hundreds of studies does not support sensationalist headlines on the perils of social media use.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 8, 2019

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What's on your "to-do" list this week? How to have a productive argument? Combat stress? Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

Religious Affiliation Impacts Language Use on Facebook

Washington, D.C. - Are you more likely to use words like “happy” and “family” in your social media posts? Or do you use emotional and cognitive words like “angry” and “thinking?” The words you use may be a clue to your religious affiliation. A study of 12,815 U.S. and U.K. Facebook users finds use of positive emotion and social words is associated with religious affiliation whereas use of negative emotion and cognitive processes is more common for those who are not religious than those who are religious.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI July 28, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

Psychologists Say Our ‘Attachment Style’ Applies to Social Networks Like Facebook

LAWRENCE — A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests a strong association between a person’s attachment style — how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships — and their perception and management of social networks like Facebook.

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