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Personality and motives for social media use when physically distanced: A uses and gratifications approach (2021)
Journal Article
Bowden-Green, T., Hinds, J., & Joinson, A. (2021). Personality and motives for social media use when physically distanced: A uses and gratifications approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.607948

This paper explores individuals’ motives for using social media when living under ‘social distancing’ conditions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, where they were instructed to physically distance from other people. Adopting a ‘uses and gratifica... Read More about Personality and motives for social media use when physically distanced: A uses and gratifications approach.

How is extraversion related to social media use? A literature review (2020)
Journal Article
Bowden-Green, T., Hinds, J., & Joinson, A. (2020). How is extraversion related to social media use? A literature review. Personality and Individual Differences, 164, 110040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110040

With nearly 3.5 billion people now using some form of social media, understanding its relationship with personality has become a crucial focus of psychological research. As such, research linking personality traits to social media behaviour has proli... Read More about How is extraversion related to social media use? A literature review.

Understanding neuroticism and social media: A systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Bowden-Green, T., Hinds, J., & Joinson, A. (2021). Understanding neuroticism and social media: A systematic review. Personality and Individual Differences, 168, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110344

Despite people spending nearly 10% of each day on social media platforms, many also now appear to be anxious to limit the intrusion of social media into their everyday lives. Given the known link between mental anguish and trait neuroticism, understa... Read More about Understanding neuroticism and social media: A systematic review.