The Psychology of Social Media

1st Edition

Ciarán Mc Mahon

Routledge
April 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 120 Pages
ISBN 9781138047754 - CAT# Y330049
Series: The Psychology of Everything

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Summary

Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites?

 

The Psychology of Social Media explores how so much of our everyday lives is played out online, and how this can impact our identity, wellbeing, and relationships. It looks at how our online profiles, connections, status updates, and sharing of photographs can be a way to express ourselves and form connections, but also highlights the pitfalls of social media including privacy issues.

 

From catfishing to trolling, and from memes to selfies, The Psychology of Social Media shows how social media has developed a whole new world of communication, and for better or worse is likely to continue to be an essential part of our modern lifestyles.

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