The interplay between Facebook use, social comparison, envy, and depression

@article{Appel2016TheIB,
  title={The interplay between Facebook use, social comparison, envy, and depression},
  author={Helmut Appel and Alexander L. Gerlach and Jan Crusius},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={44-49}
}
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