First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Samantha FordFollow

Mentor/s

Prof. Malik Prof. Marmo-Roman

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

This paper aims to understand the relationship between social media and its impact on the mental health of young adults, ages 15-24. A wide variety of sources are examined to determine the mental health issues that stem from social media use. In addition to exploring the types of social media and their differences, this paper also takes into account the different social media habits including addiction, passive use, and active use. Understanding the negative side effects of social media helps young adults mitigate their negative experiences and become more conscious users.

Keywords: Social media, mental health, young adults, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, body dissatisfaction

College and Major available

Communication Studies BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN300, Malik & Marmo-Roman

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Samantha Ford, Communications; Advertising and PR, Honors, 2022

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Social Media and its Implication on Mental Health

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This paper aims to understand the relationship between social media and its impact on the mental health of young adults, ages 15-24. A wide variety of sources are examined to determine the mental health issues that stem from social media use. In addition to exploring the types of social media and their differences, this paper also takes into account the different social media habits including addiction, passive use, and active use. Understanding the negative side effects of social media helps young adults mitigate their negative experiences and become more conscious users.

Keywords: Social media, mental health, young adults, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, body dissatisfaction

 

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