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Table 3 Ten top-cited publications for research related to social media in psychology

From: Global trends in research related to social media in psychology: mapping and bibliometric analysis

SCR Title Authors Source title Publication year Total citations Average per year
1st College students’ social networking experiences on Facebook Pempek et al. [46] Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 2009 426 47.33
2nd Social capital, self-esteem, and use of online social network sites: a longitudinal analysis Steinfield et al. [49] Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 2008 408 40.8
3rd Personality and motivations associated with Facebook use Ross et al. [48] Computers in Human Behavior 2009 386 42.89
4th Identity construction on Facebook: digital empowerment in anchored relationships Zhao et al. [51] Computers in Human Behavior 2008 327 32.7
5th MySpace and Facebook: applying the uses and gratifications theory to exploring friend-networking sites Raacke and Bonds-Raacke [47] Cyberpsychology & Behavior 2008 313 31.3
6th Who interacts on the Web?: The intersection of users’ personality and social media use Correa et al. [43] Computers in Human Behavior 2010 282 35.25
7th Online and offline social networks: use of social networking sites by emerging adults Subrahmanyam et al. [50] Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 2008 275 27.5
8th Being immersed in social networking environment: Facebook groups, Uses and Gratifications, and Social Outcomes Park et al. [45] Cyberpsychology & Behavior 2009 263 29.22
9th Why people use social networking sites: an empirical study integrating network externalities and motivation theory Lin and Lu [44] Computers in Human Behavior 2011 241 34.43
9th Facebook profiles reflect actual personality, not self-idealization Back et al. [42] Psychological Science 2010 241 30.12
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