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Facebook boosts connections, not happiness
臉書提升社會連結 非幸福感

This Feb. 25 photo taken in Washington shows a page for the Internet social media giant Facebook.
這張臉書網路社群網頁照片攝於二月二十五日華盛頓。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

People who use Facebook may feel more connected, but less happy.

A study of young adults released on Aug. 14 concluded that the more people used Facebook, the worse they subsequently felt.

“On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection,” said University of Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross, lead author of the study.

“But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result — it undermines it.”

The researchers recruited 82 young adults who had smartphones and Facebook accounts and assessed their subjective well-being by texting them at random times five times a day for two weeks.

The researchers said the study, published in the scientific journal PLOS, was believed to be the first measuring Facebook’s impact on happiness and life satisfaction.

“This is a result of critical importance because it goes to the very heart of the influence that social networks may have on people’s lives,” said University of Michigan cognitive neuroscientist John Jonides, another author of the paper.

(AFP)

使用臉書的人會覺得和社會有較多連結性,但卻不太快樂。

這個針對年輕成年人的研究在八月十四日公佈,指出愈多人使用臉書,使用後的感覺愈糟。

密西根大學社會心理學家、該研究主要撰寫人伊森.克洛斯說:「表面上看來,臉書提供寶貴的資源、滿足人們對社會連結的基本需求。」

「我們發現使用臉書並未提高幸福感,反而預示出相反的結果—它損害了它(幸福感)。」

研究人員召募八十二位擁有智慧型手機和臉書帳號的年輕成年人,利用長達兩週在一天內隨機傳五次簡訊的方式,評估他們的幸福感。

研究人員表示,這個發布在科學期刊《公共科學圖書館—綜合》的研究,被認為是第一個測量臉書對幸福感和生活滿足感的影響。

「這是個至關重要的結果,因為它直指社群網路對人類生活可能造成的影響」,密西根大學認知神經科學家、該研究另一位作者約翰.喬尼斯說。

(法新社/翻譯:陳?軒)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. subsequently adv.

隨後;接著 (sui2 hou4; jie1 zhe5)

例: He was arrested and subsequently sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

(他被逮捕,隨後被判監禁兩年。)

2. invaluable adj.

寶貴的;貴重的 (bao3 gui4 de5; gui4 zhong4 de5)

例: He gave the invaluable jewels to me.

(他把這個貴重珠寶給我。)

3. enhance v.

提高;增加 (ti2 gao1; zeng1 jia1)

例: A protein-rich diet is one way to enhance your muscle mass.

(高蛋白飲食是一種增加肌肉質量的方法。)


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