Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age

Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age

Michelle F. Wright (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Release Date: December, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781522518563|ISBN10: 1522518568|EISBN13: 9781522518570|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1856-3

Description

Technology has become ubiquitous to everyday life in modern society, and particularly in various social aspects. This has significant impacts on adolescents as they develop and make their way into adulthood.

Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the role of digital media and its impact on identity development, behavioral formations, and the inter-personal relationships of young adults. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as self-comparison, virtual communities, and online dating, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of online social forums among progressing adults.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Health Communication
  • Identity Synthesis
  • LGBTQ Identity
  • Online Dating
  • Postfeminist Theory
  • Self-Comparison
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Sport Psychology
  • Virtual communities

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Michelle Wright is a research associate at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include the contextual factors, such as familial and cultural, which influence children's and adolescents' aggression and victimization as well as their pursuit, maintenance, and achievement of peer status. She also has an interest in peer rejection and unpopularity and how such status relate to insecurity with one's peer standing, aggression, and victimization.