I have a new post up at Psychology Today outlining the benefits of disconnecting from devices and putting them out of sight (and out of mind). A growing body of research shows that the mere presence of phones is a distraction, interfering with conversations, relationship building, work performance, and creativity. Read my post here.
Category: Psychology Today
People have a tendency to compare themselves to others. Social networking sites like Facebook give us endless opportunities for social comparison. The problem is that we compare our everyday lives to others’ edited versions on Facebook. Seeing others’ selective self-presentation of their best selves on Facebook can make us feel dissatisfied with our own lives.
Check out my new blog post at Psychology Today on social comparison on Facebook.