New-Media Screen Time Is Not (Necessarily) Linked to Depression: Comments on Twenge, Joiner, Rogers, and Martin (2018)

@article{Ophir2020NewMediaST,
  title={New-Media Screen Time Is Not (Necessarily) Linked to Depression: Comments on Twenge, Joiner, Rogers, and Martin (2018)},
  author={Yaakov Ophir and Yuliya Lipshits-Braziler and H. Rosenberg},
  journal={Clinical Psychological Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={8},
  pages={374 - 378}
}
In this commentary, we raise seven methodological concerns regarding Twenge, Joiner, Rogers, and Martin (2018), among which are inaccurate research measurements, negligible correlations between the main variables, insufficient and inadequate statistical analyses, and problematic interpretation of the results. In fact, the negligible associations between screen activities and depression, their decrease when demographic variables are controlled, and their fading away to nil among boys challenge… Expand
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