First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Mae ArchackiFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Self Validation Through Social Media

Mentor/s

Professor Jareb & Professor Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Social media has become a predominant part of our society today. It surrounds us 24/7 and with this comes along the effects that we feel from it. The current younger generations have grown up with social media, feeling eyes on them constantly. We have become dependent on the need for likes and comments for self validation. Yet, should we really put these numbers at such a high standard to know our own personal worth. In this paper, we will discuss the sociological effects that social media has had on the human mind, especially those who are in their teenage years.Looking specifically at the aspects of “fear of missing out” and the rising rates of body dysmorphia present in social media users. Looking at out social media is focused on being the highlight reel of your life and only putting forth the most appealing aspects. Therefore, this shows that we are never truly transparent with our followers or even ourselves.

College and Major available

Media Arts BA, Theater Arts

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-C Professor Jareb & Professor Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

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Self Validation Through Social Media

Digital Commons

Social media has become a predominant part of our society today. It surrounds us 24/7 and with this comes along the effects that we feel from it. The current younger generations have grown up with social media, feeling eyes on them constantly. We have become dependent on the need for likes and comments for self validation. Yet, should we really put these numbers at such a high standard to know our own personal worth. In this paper, we will discuss the sociological effects that social media has had on the human mind, especially those who are in their teenage years.Looking specifically at the aspects of “fear of missing out” and the rising rates of body dysmorphia present in social media users. Looking at out social media is focused on being the highlight reel of your life and only putting forth the most appealing aspects. Therefore, this shows that we are never truly transparent with our followers or even ourselves.

 

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