Monday, February 25, 2008

The Psychology of Social Networks


Throughout its history psychology has been applied as a way of exploring new aspects of human behaviour and the latest field of enquiry it would seem is research into social networking.

For instance, a recently published study found that Facebook usage was found to interact with measures of psychological well-being, suggesting that it might provide greater benefits for users experiencing low self-esteem and low life satisfaction.

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There's is no doubt that as the World Wide Web has evolved it has revolutionalised how we communicate and interact; the affect and impact of which is now being studied on a number of levels.

If you're a psychology student looking for an interesting an engaging topic for a research dissertation, the psychology of social networking might be just the thing.

Be careful though, because as this video shows, once you Facebook, there's no going back!

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The Psychology of Social Networks

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