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Research Article

Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults

  • Ethan Kross mail,

    ekross@umich.edu

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Philippe Verduyn,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • Emre Demiralp,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jiyoung Park,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • David Seungjae Lee,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Natalie Lin,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Holly Shablack,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • John Jonides,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Oscar Ybarra

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: August 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069841

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I'll tell you why

Posted by scintillators on 16 Aug 2013 at 09:03 GMT

The more a person's Facebook friends, the more noticeable indifference to the individual. When a person has 5 friends and to post no Likes - it does not mean anything. But when a person has 500 friends, he wrote a post and does not get the desired attention - this is a drama.

Gennady, Russia

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