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Problematic Social Media Use and Social Support Received in Real-Life Versus on Social Media: Associations with Depression, Anxiety and Social Isolation

April 7, 2021 - Dar Meshi and Morgan Ellithorpe

Social media platforms allow people to connect with each other and obtain social rewards. In some individuals, these reinforcing rewards can induce maladaptive, problematic social media use, with symptoms similar to substance use disorders. This problematic social media use has been associated with poorer mental health. Previous studies have demonstrated that social support can protect against poor mental health. People can receive social support both in real-life and on social media, however, so this paper investigated whether these two types of social support mediate the relationship between problematic social media use and poor mental health.

Faculty Feature of the Month

Faculty Feature of the Month

April 2, 2021 - Ireland Ingram

The HRCC is excited to announce the April HRCC featured faculty member of the month is Dr. Maria D. Molina. Dr. Molina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations.

Faculty Feature of the Month

Faculty Feature of the Month

January 29, 2021 - Ireland Ingram

January’s HRCC featured Faculty Member of the Month is Dr. Monique Mitchell Turner. Dr. Turner is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Prior to this appointment, she served as Associate Dean of MPH programs at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.