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Technology and Mental Health

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 31, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 13:58

There’s a popular belief – shared by a lot of social scientists – that more time spent on social media and smart phones correlates to worse mental health – especially in young people. But University of Pittsburgh social worker and postdoctoral researcher Craig Sewall says most of those studies contain a fatal flaw that undermines the whole premise of social media causing depression and anxiety. (Segment produced by Lynsey Call)