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Unveiling the Positivity Bias on Social Media: A Registered Experimental Study On Facebook, Instagram, And Xuse asterix (*) to get italics
A. Masciantonio, N. Heiser, A. CherbonnierPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>Social media has transformed how people engage with the world around them. The positivity bias on social media, in particular, warrants in-depth investigation. This is particularly true as previous research has concentrated on one specific platform, Facebook. Based on a pilot study of 279 university students, this pre-registered experimental research will use a mixed design to examine the positivity bias on various social media platforms. After recalling a personal event, participants will randomly imagine telling this event to a group of friends and sharing it on social media (Facebook vs. Instagram vs. Twitter/X). Several characteristics will be examined through repeated measures ANCOVAs including the texts’ valence and the usage of emoji. Data collection will take place via the Prolific platform, adhering to our required sample size of 350 participants. By focusing explicitly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter/X, this research aims to enrich the current understanding of the positivity bias on social media through an experimental and pre-registered approach.</p>
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social media; cross-platform; valence; positivity bias; self-presentation; emoji
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2024-01-15 10:33:52
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