Majors present at regional conference

Justyna Falat and Jessica Magagnos represented Health Studies and URI at the annual conference of the New England Psychological Association  held a Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts earlier in October.

The research they presented examined whether self worth is contingent on social media feedback. Data for the study was gathered through an online survey, and analysis determined that young adults that use social media situnnamedes to seek status or those that practice a lot of control over their profiles are more likely to have self worth contingent on social media feedback. Furthermore, young adults whose self worth is contingent on this are more likely to experience higher levels of depressive symptoms and stress and lower levels of resilience.  The research team also includes Corey Silvia ’16 and Dr. Sabik. Currently, the team is working on transforming their research study into a manuscript to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.