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Facebook May Lead to Psychological Disorders in Teens

FROM: Tomsguide.com Source: American Psychological Association Is Facebook slowly eating your brain? Probably not, but it can have a negative impact on teens and young adults according to a recent study. In a presentation entitled “Poke Me: How Social Networks Can Both Help and Harm Our Kids,” Larry D. Rosen, PhD, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, reported that teens who frequently use Facebook show narcissistic (self-love) tendencies. Even more, young adults who have a “strong Facebook presence” show signs of additional psychological disorders including antisocial behaviors, mania and aggressive tendencies. “While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we are just now starting to see solid psychological research demonstrating both the positives and the negatives,” he said. Rosen’s findings were presented during the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. In addition to the psychological...