The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions, 1st Edition

  • Malinda Desjarlais
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  • ISBN-10: 1522594140
  • ISBN-13: 9781522594147
  • DDC: 302.23
  • 477 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Adolescents and young adults are the main users of social media. This has sparked interest among researchers regarding the effects of social media on normative development. A need exists for an edited collection that provides readers with both breadth and depth on the impacts of social media on normative development and how it amplifies positive and negative behaviors. This essential reference book focuses on current social media research and provides insight into its benefits and detriments through the lens of psychological theories. It enhances the understanding of current research regarding the antecedents to social media use and problematic use, effects of use for identity formation, mental and physical health, and relationships (friendships and romantic and family relationships) in addition to implications for education and support groups. Aids collaborative research opportunities; ideal for clinicians, educators, researchers, councilors, psychologists, and social workers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Social Media and Interpersonal Relationships.
2: Online Self-Disclosure: Opportunities for Enriching Existing Friendships.
3: Clinical Topics in Social Media: The Role of Self-Disclosing on Social Media for Friendship and Identity in Specialized Populations.
4: Online Social Networking and Romantic Relationships.
5: Digital Social Media in Adolescents’ Negotiating Real Virtual Romantic Relationships.
6: Cyberbullying: Negative Interaction Through Social Media.
7: Social Media and Offline Social Interactions.
8: How Do Social Media Impact Interpersonal Communication Competence? A Uses and Gratifications Approach.
9: Factors Related to Phone Snubbing Behavior in Emerging Adults: The Phubbing Phenomenon.
10: Associations Between Dependency on LINE Text Messaging and Occurrence of Negative Emotions in LINE Group Chats.
11: Social Media and Mental Health.
12: Addicting Content, Blue Light, and Curtailed Sleep: The ABCs of Social Media Use and Sleep.
13: Stress, Coping, and Social Media Use.
14: Facebook, Social Comparison, and Subjective Well-Being: An Examination of the Interaction Between Active and Passive Facebook Use on Subjective Well-Being.
15: The Effects of Virtual Likes on Self-Esteem: A Discussion of Receiving and Viewing Likes on Social Media.
16: Avatars for Clinical Assessment: Digital Renditions of the Self as Innovative Tools for Assessment in Mental Health Treatment.
17: Cultural Considerations of Social Media Use.
18: Education via Social Net Sites: Challenges and Perspectives.
19: Examining the Psychosocial Dimensions of Young People’s Emergent Social Media Behavior.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.