Selfies for developing identity: the influence of social media self-presentation and mindfulness

Social media has become a big part of our lives. Not a day goes by for most of us where we haven’t checked Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other medium. By far the largest group that uses social media is adolescents. While most research focusses on the negative effects of social media, Yang, Holden and … Read more

Avoid when anxious: Avoidance bias in anxious people

Imagine this: you are walking down the street when all of a sudden you see someone walking with a big dog by their side. You’re terribly afraid of dogs, so instead of walking past the dog, you cross the street. Why? Because, according to a recent study by Mkrtchian, Aylward, Dayan, Roiser & Robinson (2017), … Read more