#4: Social Networks

Kim interviews Jim on the topic of social networks. Does social media make us happy? How does it compare with face-to-face interaction or a phone call? Can we learn to use social media in a way that enriches our lives? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Minding the Brain!

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Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review


Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of online peer to peer interactions


The Facebook Experiment: Quitting Facebook Leads to Higher Levels of Well-Being


The Impact of Facebook on Social Comparison and Happiness: Evidence from a Natural Experiment


Longitudinal associations between changes in screen-time and mental health outcomes in adolescents


Association of Facebook Use With Compromised Well-Being: A Longitudinal Study.


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(Dis)Connected – Psychologists’ research shows how smartphones are affecting our health and well-being, and points the way toward taking back control



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