NCBI ROFL: Why Facebook is ruining your marriage.

By ncbi rofl | August 3, 2009 4:52 pm

More information than you ever wanted: does Facebook bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy?

“Anecdotal evidence, including information described in the popular media, suggests that Facebook may be responsible for creating jealousy and suspicion in romantic relationships… A hierarchical multiple regression analysis, controlling for individual, personality, and relationship factors, revealed that increased Facebook use significantly predicts Facebook-related jealousy. We argue that this effect may be the result of a feedback loop whereby using Facebook exposes people to often ambiguous information about their partner that they may not otherwise have access to and that this new information incites further Facebook use.”

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