No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression

@article{Hunt2018NoMF,
  title={No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression},
  author={M. Hunt and R. Marx and Courtney Lipson and J. Young},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={37},
  pages={751-768}
}
Introduction: Given the breadth of correlational research linking social media use to worse well-being, we undertook an experimental study to investigate the potential causal role that social media plays in this relationship. Method: After a week of baseline monitoring, 143 undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania were randomly assigned to either limit Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat use to 10 minutes, per platform, per day, or to use social media as usual for three weeks. Results: The… Expand
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