Always on Facebook? Then you're probably insecure: People concerned about rejection thrive on comments and likes, study claims

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Always on Facebook? Then you're probably insecure: People concerned about rejection thrive on comments and likes, study claims


A new study suggests that people who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site – frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or “liking” something - in hopes of getting attention.

Published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, the study was conducted by Joshua Hart, associate professor of psychology, along with George Bizer, professor of psychology, and former students Elizabeth Nailling '14 and Caitlyn Collins '14.

Dozens of media outlets both national and international have reported on the study.

Read a story in the U.K.'s Daily Mail

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