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Facebook makes us feel good about ourselves, research finds

Keith Campbell, an associate professor in the department of psychology, studied signs of narcissism on Facebook. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Georgia)People love social networks. That’s the obvious conclusion from Facebook’s 900 million active users and its current standing as one of the most visited sites on the web, second only to Google. New research from the University of Georgia finds what people may really “like” about social networking are themselves.

“Editing yourself and constructing yourself on these social networking sites, even for a short period of time, seems to have an effect on how you see yourself,” said Campbell, who heads the department of psychology in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and co-authored the book “The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement.” “They are feeling better about themselves in both cases. But in one they are tapping into narcissism and in the other into self-esteem.”

via Facebook makes us feel good about ourselves, research finds.

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One comment on “Facebook makes us feel good about ourselves, research finds

  1. Alex Jones
    June 30, 2012

    An example of egotism, the addiction of seeking approval from others.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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