Monthly Archives: June 2019

Episode 6: FOMO



FOMO IRL? WTF? Yes, it’s everyone’s favorite cheeky acronym for existential despair, unpacked and examined. Turns out there’s more to FOMO than just jealousy: it’s a new version for a classic psychological behavior. Good thing we’ve got some highly qualified guests for this episode. Philosopher Jake takes us through the many anguishes of choice and freedom, while Dr. Sherry Pagoto explains the underpinnings of FOMO and why social media can, believe it or not, help us feel better about ourselves. Honest!

Many thanks to my guests. You can follow Jake on Twitter and Instragam at @mood_adrift.

Follow @DrSherryPagoto on Twitter and read about the University of Connecticut Center for mHealth and Social Media here: https://mhealth.inchip.uconn.edu

Additional thanks to Sam Hughes for music and Elizabeth Guerra for designing our logo.