Facebook addiction leads to psychological disorders: Study

Is "social" media causing us to be antisocial?

A new study by California State University psychology professor Larry Rosen suggests as much. The results of his research suggest that Facebook addictions lead to  narcissim, antisocial behaviours, mania and aggression, etc. In teenagers, a Facebook overdose can trigger lower grades in school and more absences, plus deteroriated retention rates on educational content.

One positive aspect of the study was that social networking can cause teens to develop a "virtual empathy" that may spill over into the real world.

Studies with these results have been around for a while—think comic books in the 50's, followed by certain types of music (rock n roll, rap), television, the internet, etc., but long-term effects have never been concretely proven, rendering this research difficult to validate.

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