Social media “faux friendships” could harm health

By | July 20, 2017
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As people spend more time on social media, the lack of true friendship or in-person connections could be harming their health. Robert Pasick—a psychologist, author, and adjunct professor at the Ross School of Business—says the lack of authentic, in-person connections can lead to health problems, or even early death. According to Pasick, social media sites, like Facebook, are giving people a sense of “faux friendship,” thinking they have more connections than they actually do. Listen to the full interview on WEMU.