How Social Media Affects Teens’ Mental Health

In this podcast from the American Psychological Association, Jacqueline Nesi, PhD, of Brown University, talks about the research on social media and teens’ mental health, whether it’s possible to be addicted to social media, what teens themselves think about social media, and what parents can do to help their kids use social media in a healthy way.

Jacqueline Nesi, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. She studies the role of social media in adolescents’ mental health and development, including how teens’ social media use impacts their social and emotional health, relationships with peers, depressive symptoms, suicide risk, sleep, and health-risk behaviors.

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A transcript of the conversation is available on the APA website.

Source: American Psychological Association |Speaking of Psychology: How Social Media Affects Teens’ Mental Health, with Jacqueline Nesi, PhD, | Date created: May 2023. © 2023 American Psychological Association.

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