The relationship between our smartphones and levels of the stress hormone cortisol isn't yet clear, but people report feeling more stressed than they were before they had a smartphone.
Six things you can do to control your social media addiction.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
Social media can amplify the fear of missing out, or FoMO, but it can also be a platform for emotional support during the festive season.