A Large-Scale Test of the Goldilocks Hypothesis

  title={A Large-Scale Test of the Goldilocks Hypothesis},
  author={Andrew K. Przybylski and Netta Weinstein},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={204 - 215}
Although the time adolescents spend with digital technologies has sparked widespread concerns that their use might be negatively associated with mental well-being, these potential deleterious influences have not been rigorously studied. Using a preregistered plan for analyzing data collected from a representative sample of English adolescents (n = 120,115), we obtained evidence that the links between digital-screen time and mental well-being are described by quadratic functions. Further, our… 

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