Facebook Friends

The emotional ups and downs of social media: a look at what it means to be "friends" with someone on Facebook, how online interactions can hurt or help us offline, and how to improve your social media manners.

Babies, Pets and Facebook Friends

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
The etiquette of "liking" and responding to Facebook friends is murky.

In Defense of Facebook

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Facebook is a port in the storm for chronic pain and illness sufferers.

The Write Stuff for Mission Impossible

By Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo
You’ve had the key to move mountains since you were eight years old.

Former Lovers and Facebook

By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC
Your spouse wants to Facebook 'friend' a former lover?!?

Smartbook? Higher Cognition linked to Facebook use in Teens

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D.
Facebook use is linked to higher intelligence in teenagers.

Why Do Parents Let Their Underage Kids Lie to Join Facebook?

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Do parents use Facebook as childcare? Why do so many let their kids roam alone?

Ethical Wisdom For Friends

By Mark Matousek
Navigating life's most complicated, curious, and common relationship dilemmas

Is Online Dating a Hit or a Miss?

By Donna Barstow
You know that movie, As Good as it Gets? Let's make love better than that.

Can Less Time on Facebook Increase Your Happiness? Yes!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The emotional price of comparing with others on Facebook

Is Everyone Happy but Me?

By Peg Streep
The true cost of living on Facebook

Facebook Drama Triangle

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
I stormed in on my white horse and lost a friend

Facebook as a Tool of Self-Discovery

By Jennifer Hamady
Our reactions to others’ online personas grants insight into ourselves.

Virtual vs Real-World Relationships

By Jacinta Francis Ph.D.
Neighbors can be a valuable source of social support.

Is Social Media to Blame For the Rise In Narcissism?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
We're living in an increasingly narcissistic society.

Facebook "Surveillance" of Ex Partners Thwarts Healing

By Nancy Kalish Ph.D.
Cyberstalking a lost love causes distress.

Connect To Thrive

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Social Connection Improves Health, Well-Being & Longevity

Now We Know Whether Facebook Is Making Us Lonely

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The truth about Facebook status updates

Why Facebook’s Changes Outrage People

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Change Facebook? Over my cold, dead body!

Has Texting and Email Ruined Students’ Writing Skills?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
What effect does texting have on your kids?

You've Got to Have Friends, But How Many?

By Sophia Dembling
Is that really a friend or is just an acquaintance?