Tag: Well-Being

Navigating Well-Being in a Pandemic Through Pet Tales?
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Navigating Well-Being in a Pandemic Through Pet Tales?

They also reported negative aspects of pet ownership like being worried about their pet's well-being and having their pets interfere with working remotely. Rethinking Beyond Fur and Feathers However, when their happiness was compared to nonpet owners, the data showed no difference in the well-being of pet owners and nonpet owners over time. Advertisement The researchers found that it did not matter what type of pet was owned, how many pets were owned, or how close they were with their pet. The personalities of the owners were not a factor. "People say that pets make them happy, but when we measure happiness, that doesn't appear to be the case," said William Chopik, an associate professor in MSU's Department of ...
Social Network Sites and the Emotional Spectrum
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Social Network Sites and the Emotional Spectrum

Conversely, a growing body of literature highlights the positive impacts of a "digital detox" on mental health. Pre-registered analyses indicated that this intervention didn't elicit changes consistent with a general withdrawal syndrome or an overall well-being boost. Advertisement Surprisingly, the data revealed some abstinence-related decreases in negative affect and boredom but also a reduction in positive affect, irrespective of problematic use behaviors. Importantly, the restriction had no impact on implicit measures of SNS use motivation or explicit cravings and SNS cue-reactivity. The nuanced findings suggest that limiting SNS use can have offsetting effects on well-being, potentially due to the simulta...