“Social distance theory” shows how social media and its apps make social interactions more valuable
Social distance theory is a new way of looking at the way social interactions affect the minds of people, especially when it comes to understanding how people use social media to make social connections.
The theory suggests that social interactions between people are made more valuable when people share more about themselves online and that social distance affects how people relate to each other online.
For example, a new study published in Psychological Science found that people who spent more time online with a friend or partner had greater likelihood of engaging in a relationship and more of a sense of community, such as being in a supportive and supportive group.
The study, led by social distance expert Michael Osterholm of Northwestern University, is the first to look at social distance through the lens of how it impacts online interactions.
“The study really shows that people are less likely to share about themselves if they know they’ll be judged more harshly if they do,” Osterheim said.
“And that’s why it’s such a powerful way to get to know someone.”
Osterhamm, who conducted the study with his wife, Jessica, published his findings online in Psychological Bulletin.
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