“#proana: Pro-eating disorder socialization on Twitter” Study of the Month

Across various online platforms, like Facebook, there are Pro-Eating Disorder (Pro-ED) communities that portray eating disorders as lifestyles and idealize thinness. These communities are also known as “Pro-anorexia,” or ProAna. These communities have been studied on many platforms, but SMAHRT alum Alina Arseniev-Koehler wanted to examine these communities through the lens of Twitter. Twitter is … More “#proana: Pro-eating disorder socialization on Twitter” Study of the Month

“Cyberbullying Among College Students” Study of the Month

The idea of “bullying” has radically evolved over time. What was once thought to be an aggressive verbal or physical act that primarily happened at school, the introduction of technology and social media has transformed bullying into a phenomenon that can follow adolescents throughout their everyday lives – otherwise known as cyberbullying. With advancements in … More “Cyberbullying Among College Students” Study of the Month

“Older Adolescents Perceptions of Internet Use” Study of the Month

#OnceASMAHRTieAlwaysASMAHRTie Our team has had incredible members that have contributed greatly to the research and integrity of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team – and we do not easily forget them! One of these SMAHRT alumnae is Rosalind Koff, who is currently a Survey Director at the NORC independent research institution at the … More “Older Adolescents Perceptions of Internet Use” Study of the Month