Study says Facebook is turning young people into narcissists

According to research from a University of California Dominguez Hills professor, teens who use Facebook are likelier to show signs of psychological disorders.

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Dr. Larry D. Rosen, professor of psychology at California State University Dominguez Hills, has published a study exploring the impact of social networks on kids. As you might imagine, it’s a huge downer.

According to, Rosen presented his paper at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference, where he detailed the following adverse effects of Facebook:

• Teens who use Facebook show narcissistic tendencies more often than non-users, while young adults who have a strong Facebook presence show more signs of other psychological disorders, including antisocial behavior, mania, and aggressive tendencies.

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