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Does Sharing Your Goals On Social Media Make You More Likely To Achieve Them?

From posting your workout of the day on Instagram (#BootyGains) to sharing your future plans with your relationship partner (#CoupleGoals), there is a lot of temptation to share your personal goals on social media. 

Wellness gurus and fitness bloggers seem to be divided between whether sharing goals on your social media sabotages you or holds you accountable.

Are you more likely to reach your goals if you share them publicly on your social media?

What You Need to Know Before Using Social Media for Science Outreach

Social media has transformed the way we share science and interact with other professionals in our field.

How Social Media Might Undermine Romantic Relationships

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Using social media makes some people in romantic relationships realize that there are many other fish in the sea.

How Narcissism Relates to Social Media

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Some people higher in narcissism may enjoy using social media, but others find it deflating and distressing.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 17, 2020

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Humor, favors, and revenge; read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 3, 2020

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Welcome to 2020! We're catching up with the end of the 2019. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Does Social Media Make Us Sad, Stupid, and Narcissistic?

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Scientific evidence based on hundreds of studies does not support sensationalist headlines on the perils of social media use.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 8, 2019

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What's on your "to-do" list this week? How to have a productive argument? Combat stress? Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

Religious Affiliation Impacts Language Use on Facebook

Washington, D.C. - Are you more likely to use words like “happy” and “family” in your social media posts? Or do you use emotional and cognitive words like “angry” and “thinking?” The words you use may be a clue to your religious affiliation. A study of 12,815 U.S. and U.K. Facebook users finds use of positive emotion and social words is associated with religious affiliation whereas use of negative emotion and cognitive processes is more common for those who are not religious than those who are religious.

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