Instagram #Instasad?: Exploring Associations Among Instagram Use, Depressive Symptoms, Negative Social Comparison, and Strangers Followed

@article{Lup2015InstagramE,
  title={Instagram #Instasad?: Exploring Associations Among Instagram Use, Depressive Symptoms, Negative Social Comparison, and Strangers Followed},
  author={Katerina Lup and Leora Trub and Lisa Rosenthal},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={247-52}
}
As the use and influence of social networking continues to grow, researchers have begun to explore its consequences for psychological well-being. Some research suggests that Facebook use can have negative consequences for well-being. Instagram, a photo-sharing social network created in 2010, has particular characteristics that may make users susceptible to negative consequences. This study tested a theoretically grounded moderated meditation model of the association between Instagram use and… CONTINUE READING

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