Study Shows Facebook Use 'Elevates' Mood

by Sheela Philomena on Feb 8 2012 12:49 PM

 Study Shows Facebook Use
Social networking sites like Facebook use lifts up the mood, reveals study.
Measurements of physical and psychological responses such as breathing rate, brain activation, and pupil dilation, designed to assess a person's psychophysiological state were collected by researchers from IULM University, Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, in Milan, Italy, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

The responses were collected in a group of individuals participating in either a relaxing or stressful task or being online on their own personal Facebook account.

The results of the study revealed a significantly different experience for stress or relaxation exposure compared to the response to Facebook.

The study has been published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.