Facebook or Memory: Which Is the Real Threat to Your Relationship?

  title={Facebook or Memory: Which Is the Real Threat to Your Relationship?},
  author={Michelle Drouin and Daniel A. Miller and Jayson L. Dibble},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={18 10},
This study examined the role of Facebook friends lists in identifying potential sexual and committed relationship alternatives and the effects this had on relationship investment in a sample of 371 young adult undergraduates. A Facebook versus memory experimental protocol was developed to test whether Facebook friends lists act as primers for recognition of potential sexual and committed relationship partners and whether identifying these potential partners (either from Facebook or from memory… 

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