Presentation Title

Effect of Facebook on Mood

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Psychology, mood, Facebook, social media, PANAS mood scale

Department

Psychology

Major

Psychology

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of exposure to Facebook relationships on mood through passive encounters with three different Facebook profiles. Undergraduate students were administered a Positive and Negative Affect Scale and then completed three conditions in a random order: looking at their own Facebook profile, the Facebook profile of a close friend, and the Facebook profile of a distant acquaintance. They took a PANAS mood scale after each condition to find the influence of each relationship on mood. Personality trait scores (as measured by the International Personality Item Pool) were examined in relationship to changes in mood.

Faculty Mentor

Steve Rouse

Funding Source or Research Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Presentation Session

Session A

Location

Plaza Classroom 190

Start Date

21-3-2014 4:30 PM

Included in

Psychology Commons

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Mar 21st, 4:30 PM

Effect of Facebook on Mood

Plaza Classroom 190

This study investigated the effect of exposure to Facebook relationships on mood through passive encounters with three different Facebook profiles. Undergraduate students were administered a Positive and Negative Affect Scale and then completed three conditions in a random order: looking at their own Facebook profile, the Facebook profile of a close friend, and the Facebook profile of a distant acquaintance. They took a PANAS mood scale after each condition to find the influence of each relationship on mood. Personality trait scores (as measured by the International Personality Item Pool) were examined in relationship to changes in mood.