Thursday, March 1, 2018


The study by Andrew Przybylski revealed that the less people felt autonomy, competence, and connectedness in their daily lives, the more they felt fomo. The results also revealed that study participants with high levels of fomo tended to feel less competent, less autonomous, and less connected with others (as compared with those who were not anxious about missing out on something). Interestingly, they also tended to use social media more frequently. Przybylski reportedly said that the study was unable to clearly define whether using social media triggers the phobia or whether fomo promotes the use of social medial. Their analysis of the data, however, suggested that the lack of autonomy, competence, and connectedness underlies fomo. This in turn, tends to lead those individuals to check Twitter and Facebook and other forms of social media very frequently. More tomorrow.

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