The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions
Core Reference Title

The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Social Sciences & Humanities for 2019.

Malinda Desjarlais (Mount Royal University, Canada)
Release Date: July, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 477
ISBN13: 9781522594123|ISBN10: 1522594124|EISBN13: 9781522594147|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9412-3


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. There exists a need for an edited collection that will provide readers with both breadth and depth on the impacts of social media on normative development and social media as an amplifier of positive and negative behaviors.

The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions is an essential reference book that focuses on current social media research and provides insight into the benefits and detriments of social media 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. Intended to aid in collaborative research opportunities, this book is ideal for clinicians, educators, researchers, councilors, psychologists, and social workers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • Digital Altruism
  • Mental Health
  • Online Behavior
  • Physical Health
  • Self-Concept
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Addiction
  • Support Groups
  • Technology Addiction

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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