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How Does Social Media Affect Mental Health

themindsjournal.com

Smartphones are not making us smart

There is now a wide body of evidence that points to the fact that heavy use of smartphones, the internet, and many social media platforms can have debilitating effects on our neural processing, cognitive performance, and behavior.  On average smartphone users check their phones

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Facebook's Social Validation Loop

acebook, admitted they designed the program to monopolize our time and attention as much as possible. Specifically exploiting the principles of

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Social media affect mental health

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  • Heavy multimedia users were more distracted and...

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Are all social media and other things on our smartphones bad?

No. It’s the balance when using our devices and how we interact with them. A smartphone, the internet, or social media can all lead to negative consequences. It is our responsibility to use and interact with them wisely. If we condition our mind and behavior toward constant validation through soc...

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Some tips for using smartphones wisely

  • Reduce screen time each day by 10 minutes and engage in your surroundings. Mindfully detach from your smartphone. 
  • Shut down your smartphone when you are not using it and keep it out of sight.
  • Keep your phone out of sight when you are in a meeting. Give the meeting your full ...

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