Keeping score of ‘friends’ on social media may harm your health

The Conversation published an op-ed by Frances Chen, a UBC psychology professor, and Ashley Whillans at Harvard Business School about their research connecting social media posts and unhappiness.

“Our research suggests that the public nature of social activities can lead people to think that their peers are doing better socially than they are,” they wrote.

The op-ed also appeared on SF Gate and WTOP.