5 Apr 2016

Social media addiction - Philipa Thornton

From Afternoons, 1:26 pm on 5 April 2016

'FOMO', 'FOBO', and 'NoMo' are among a growing list of acronyms relating to people's fear of not being able to check their social media feed, and psychologists are scrambling to keep up.

Psychologist Philipa Thornton tells Jesse Mulligan what happens in our brains when we check social media:

Philipa Thornton is a New Zealand clinical psychologist based in Sydney, and she's speaking about online addictions at the the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference in Queensland next month.

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