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Excessive Social Media Use is Comparable to Drug Addiction

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Social Media Icon Image

New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction. “Around one-third of humans…

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New Study Assesses Facebook Users Price to Deactivate their Accounts

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Saleem Alhabash

A Michigan State University researcher teamed with three economists to answer those questions by assessing Facebook’s value to its users in contrast to its market value or its…

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Studying Tablet-Based Learning in Lansing Public Schools

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nearly 1,200 interactive learning tablets were distributed to kindergarteners in the Lansing School District in November, as part of the PBS KIDS Playtime Pad Research Project. In its…

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MSU Professor Discovers Neuroscience Underlying Social Media

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dar Meshi is studying social information processing, social influence and social decision making as an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and PR. “It’s just an innate…

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MSU Developing App to Help Consumers Find Healthy Food

Friday, March 2, 2018
Joshua Introne,

Joshua Introne, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information, has helped develop a solution to what he would describe as a “food desert” in…

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Amazon Alexa Voted Top Super Bowl Ad by MSU Faculty

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Bob Kolt in front of Class Room

This year, a commercial for Amazon Alexa grabbed the top spot for Super Bowl commercials, according to Michigan State University faculty. For 21 years, faculty from the Department…

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Students Offer Novel Solutions for Driveway Snow Removal

Friday, January 5, 2018
Osazuwamen Usuomon, Chloe Alverson, Elias Naddaf; seated, Michael Johnson

The assignment was simple: design a prototype that will allow Michael Johnson, a sports car racer with a wheelchair, to remove snow from his driveway. But to develop an…

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How Media Multitasking Affects Snacking Behavior

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Kononova

Anastasia Kononova, an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising + PR discovered in her most recent study, that the trend of media multitasking can have quite the impact on your…

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Two MSU Student Teams Take Top Chinese Advertising Prizes

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Two teams featuring eight Michigan State University students won silver pencils at this year’s One Show Greater China Festival for campaigns they designed for Chevrolet. MSU students Madeline…

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MSU’s Besley Named AAAS Fellow

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
John Besley named AAAS Fellow

John Besley, the Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations and associate professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has been named a Fellow of the…

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