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 | Available 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.