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From my understanding of the problem and my years of experience with the internet since the early days when IRC was popular and web forums were just starting to emerge, I believe I can shed some light on this subject. probably not enough for a full answer but more than just a comment. I feel that a large part of the problem is the anonymity (or perceived ...


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Suicide is always a complex issue with many factors combining to put a person in a position whereby they feel that they have no alternative. It is dangerous to simplify this and say "she killed herself because she was being bullied online" because the majority of young people who are affected so severely by online bullying have underlying vulnerabilities ...


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Existing Papers I found three papers in the same vein with considerably more empirical evidence. 1. Modeling the Size of Wars In the paper, provinces and conflicts are modeled to justify Richardson's observation that the proportion of conflict severity in relation to their frequency is described by a power law. In other words, the more space there is ...


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The literature you are looking for is regarding group polarisation in the Internet era (with "polarisation" being the main research keyword here). There are supporters of your idea as well, most notably Eli Pariser (2011) and Cass Sunstein (2001, 2009, 2017) and studies that show polarisation on the Internet. That being said: However, when comparisons ...


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The question you link to has an answer which says: "narcissism in US men" which is quite a different category than what you ask here. Selfie-ism or Selfitis is not a disorder, or by default narcissistic. Why do [female] teenagers take so many selfies? Statista, on their webpage "Selfies Are All About Appearance", reports on a Georgia Institute of ...


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Emotional energy is not quantifiable in a physical sense. Most studies on the subject use a proxy for physical well-being such as vagal tone Kok et al. 2013 or corrugator EMG/galvanic skin response/etc. van Oyen Witvliet et al. 2001. The general consensus of these studies are that forgiveness and pro-social behavior do lower both perceived (patient-...


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You could obtain paid participants from https://www.prolific.ac/ That site allows you filter by country. The prices are reasonable, especially if your survey is short and you don't need too many participants.


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Social media usage is still quite new and there have been no major longitudinal study that I know of, that has looked into how usage influences social abilities in the long run. If you limit it to youtube only, then I don't know of any study at all that looked at youtube usage only and social skills. One of the reasons it's difficult to study this, is ...


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I think you phrased this well, but you are correct that it is a hard question which could be answered in many different ways which, perhaps, may not satisfy you. It is a "why" question so let me give some speculative answers: -an evolutionary psychologist might say that we have evolved to seek social interactions because humans in groups are more successful ...


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Check out Networks, Crowds, and Markets (David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, 2010), esp. chapters 16 and 19.


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Actually it's an easy and hard question at the same time. The easy answer is that her brain failed when compared with the standard brain model we take as a model (brain of a conscious normal teenager). The hard part is which parts of the brain made the "wrong" (not expected decision be our society and most people in her age) thing and she commits a ...


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Short answer Acquaintance at the start of a new study can help to build a network of friends. Friends can offer mental support in difficult times, they can stimulate you in your studies, you can discuss homework with them and you can just spend your free time with them to (re-)charge before the new semester. Friends are not only fun to have, they are a ...


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As highlighted in the comments, not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology, but there is a term for this. Therapy plans will often involve getting the client to try to look at their situation (past or present) in a different context. Some people would call this "wearing other peoples shoes", or in other words they might say "if I were in ...


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I've been fascinated by this question for years, but unfortunately don't have a conclusive answer. So instead, I'll make an ad-hoc list of the things I've found/explored about this topic and hopefully this will give you a starting point until someone else can create a better answer with better references. My current approach to this is MindMaps, which is ...


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Here's a nice paper that explores the question in depth: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4626528/. The authors measure the emotional closeness as frequency of contact and number of different activities done together for a group of 25 people over the period of 18 months. As far as I can tell from the charts, the decay curve is closer to an ...


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This is just a few thoughts. I agree with @adb that an obvious way to use facebook for conducting surveys is just to provide a link to an external website that runs the survey. There is an interesting article by Tan and colleagues where they talk about using paid advertisements to get targeted participants on Facebook. I thought the following statistics ...


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The paper "Can robots make good models of biological behaviour" by Barbara Webb comes from a slightly different area, i.e. modeling biological organisms with robotics, making artificial cockroaches for example. It has a brilliant theoretical examination of modeling in terms of epistemology and philosophy of science. For your question it is possible that ...


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Questionnaires and measurement scales typically take a lot of revision and validation. Otherwise, it is very common that you measure things you don't intend to measure, are missing relevant options, or omit critical factors entirely. I'd recommend some piloting and to use existing and validated measures whenever possible. Some of your items sound ...


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DISCLAIMER: I do not have any official education in cognitive sciences. Maybe problem is not in saying "thank you", for me upvoting is very close to saying thank you. I think it is rather obvious what are benefits from discouraging "thank you", it would be hard to find real content in "thanks forest". Perhaps people wish that receiver knows who said thank ...


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You could try third party suppliers. There is currently a company offering free facebook surveys. Basically, create an account, create a survey, enter in a bit of information and presto, you have a survey. Try www.hiprewards.com. Building your own survey app for facebook is not a trivial undertaking.


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