An illustration of a human hand holding a smart phone
Ever caught yourself scrolling mindlessly for a few hours? That’s actually exactly what the apps are designed for you to do, say USC Dornsife experts. (Image Source: iStock.)

Is social media scrambling our sanity?

Scholars explain why social media is so all-consuming, and how we can help break the habit.
ByMargaret Crable

Social media use is now widespread, with a large majority of Americans reporting they use these platforms. The negative effects of apps such as Instagram and YouTube, particularly on young adults, are increasingly raising concerns among experts.

A recent Dornsife Dialogues event hosted scholars from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to discuss the downsides of social media, recent legislative attempts to combat the platforms’ powers, and how people can start severing their attachment to these apps.

Read more