Galway Bay fm Newsroom – Adults may be using Facebook to fulfil their attachment needs.
That’s according to a new study from the School of Psychology at NUI Galway.
The study finds that adults whose close relationships are characterised by high levels of insecurity may use Facebook in problematic ways.
The study reveals that those people are more likely to use Facebook to compulsively look at others’ photos, to over-share personal information when they are experiencing emotional distress, and to use photo filters to present a positive self-image online.
It also reveals those people are more likely to use the site so much that it impacts on their sleep, work, and personal relationships.
Dr Sally Flynn, lead author of the study, says the study looks at people who have low self-esteem, avoid intimacy, or have a fear of rejection or of being overly dependent in personal relationships. You can hear more from Sally on The [email protected] for Galway…