The Fear of Missing Out phenomenon is part of why people tend to get addicted to social networking and then depressed. And if you’re a young, impressionable teenager, it could pressure you into making sure you, too, are happily intoxicated the next time someone snaps a group shot.
That’s the gist of the latest study to find that social media photos of people drinking and smoking can influence teens into partaking in the same degenerate behavior. The University of Southern California study was published online today in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
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