"You've been defriended": The influence of social media on self- esteem (in)stability and depression vulnerability

01 October 2016 → 13 January 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • General psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
social media !social networking sites selfDesteem instability Facebook
Project description

Given the growing popularity of social networking sites, it is important to comprehend the psychological Consequences of their use. Therefore, we investigate the reciprocal relationship between Facebook use and self esteem instability in relation to vulnerability for depression. By means of correlational, prospective and experimental research we aim to develop a theoretical framework to map the underlying processes and mechanisms.