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Does Impulsivity Impact Social Media Use

21 February 2018

The use of social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have drastically increased over the past decade. There is growing evidence to suggest that individuals who use social network sites excessively experience higher levels of negative mood states (such as sadness) and exhibit different forms of impulsivity (such as choosing smaller immediate over larger but delayed rewards). We want to understand how impulsivity impacts the development of problematic social media use.

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This project has been certified by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee.

The Committee is satisfied that the proposal meets the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and has granted approval.

Project Number: 9061
Approved: From: October 2018 To: 10 October 2020

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Sarah Van Dam is a PhD candidate at Monash University Australia and is studying cognitive impulsivity.

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