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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (3) : 527-537     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00527
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 Fear of missing out: What have I missed again?
 CHAI Huan You1,2; NIU Geng Feng1,3; CHU Xiao Wei1; WEI Qi1; SONG Yu Hong1; SUN Xiao Jun1
 (1 Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior, Ministry of Education; School of Psychology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China) (2 National Engineering Laboratory for Technology of Big Data Applications in Education, National Engineering Research Center for E-Learning, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China) (3 Institute of Social Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, China)
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Abstract   Fear of missing out (FoMO) refers to the pervasive apprehension resulting from worries that others might be experiencing fantastic stories or positive events from which one is absent. FoMO is determined by various factors such as personality traits, psychological needs, social media usage and age. FoMO would exert great impacts on social media usage and psychosocial adaptation. Meanwhile, FoMO can act as a mediator through which some factors influence social media usage and psychological adaption. The key issues of future studies on FoMO are the discrimination of contiguous concept, improvement of measurement and research method, as well as investigation of influencing factors and aftereffects.
Keywords fear of missing out (FoMO)      social media      self-regulation      Self-determination theory     
  B849: C91  
Corresponding Authors: SUN Xiao Jun, E-mail:      E-mail: E-mail:
Issue Date: 31 January 2018
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CHAI Huan You,NIU Geng Feng,CHU Xiao Wei, et al.  Fear of missing out: What have I missed again?[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(3): 527-537.
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