Tag Archives: Social

Data show no evidence that teens' social media use predicts depression over time

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms predicted later social media use among adolescent girls. This research stands… Read More »

Social and network factors may explain higher HIV infection rates for black men who have sex with men in the US

This cohort study with young men who have sex with men in Chicago explored the effects of networks on HIV transmission in order to explain the racial disparities in HIV rates among MSM in the US. As well as individual factors, the authors took a network approach, involving measures of sexual connectedness within networks which… Read More »

Social Media (Again) Shown To Be Worse For Girls' Mental Health Than Boys'

We’ve heard it before: As much as it may be handy for keeping in touch with old classmates or family members, social media seems to do more harm than good, psychologically, especially for young people. And the refrain is increasingly common, not just from the friend everyone has who’s quit Facebook and never been happier, but from multiple research studies over several… Read More »