Why Facebook won't get you any more friends

Why Facebook won't get you any more friends
20 April 2017, 17:30 - 18:30

Speaker: Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Oxford.

A public talk on the effect of social media on our social circles. Guest speaker Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Oxford

Social media from Facebook to WhatsApp have revolutionised our social lives in less than a decade. Yet, claims to the contrary notwithstanding, they haven’t in fact increased the size of our social circles. These remain resolutely fixed at a typical value of 150 (with a range from about 100-250, reflecting the difference between introverts and extraverts). Why is this?

This is a FREE event, no booking required.

Hosted by: Institute of Medical Sciences

Venue: Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, main seminar room

Contact:

Professor Peter Mccaffery - peter.mccaffery@abdn.ac.uk

 


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