Facebook is the marshmallow for these teenagers

That’s psychologist Walter Mischel, originator of the famous marshmallow experiment on self-control, describing the addictive properties of Facebook for today’s adolescents. To resist the temptation, some have devised creative commitment strategies.

After several failed efforts at self-regulation, Neeka Salmasi, 15, a sophomore at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Mich., finally asked her sister, Negin, 25, to change her Facebook password every Sunday night and give it back to her the following Friday night.

Full story in NYT.

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One Response to “Facebook is the marshmallow for these teenagers”

  1. frank Says:

    ooooh, and an accompanying comic..

    http://www.arcamax.com/zits/s-666375-956461

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