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Psychology and Public Media

Various Types of Screen Time and Their Influences on Adolescents' Depression


Huan Liu * 1

1 Department of Psychology, University of Rochester

Corresponding Author

Huan Liu


social isolation, physical activity, procrastination, screen time, adolescent, depression


Depression has continued to influence adolescents across the world. Out of variables related to depression, the variable of screen time, or media usage, is relatively new and needs continuous studies. This paper aims to review the relationship between depression and screen time. This paper first reviewed research tendencies along this field of works. Then, discussed different media types’ individual impacts on depression of adolescents. At last, three potential mediators between depression and screen time were covered, including physical activity, social isolation, and self-regulation. It is important that knowing more about the underlying mediators to facilitate interventions and related assistance.


Huan Liu. Various Types of Screen Time and Their Influences on Adolescents' Depression. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 313-320. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021229.


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