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Lecture 24

PSYC 365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Media Consumption

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PSYC 365

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Bailey ParnellTedX Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?
-Phantom vibration syndrome think your phone is vibrating when it’s not
-Top 3 diagnoses for university campuses:
-Social media usage linked with these diagnoses
-4 of the most common stressors on social media:
1) Highlight reel collection of best, brightest moments
-We compare our behind the scenes with everyone’s highlight reels
2) Social currency attributes value to a service
-In social media, we are the product
3) Fear of missing out (F.O.M.O.) social anxiety from the fear that you’re missing out
on an opportunity
4) Online harassment
-40% of online adults have experienced harassment
-100% of LGBTQ members have experienced online harassment
-Micro moments over time become a macro problem
-Addiction drug addiction and social media addiction have similar effects
-Need preventative and coping strategies
-4 steps to social media wellness:
1) Recognize the problem
2) Audit your social media diet
3) Create a better online experience
4) Model good behavior
-Is social media hurting our mental health? It doesn’t have to!
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