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Social Media and Your Brain : Web-Based Communication Is Changing How We Think and Express Ourselves

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The Internet, digitally enabled communication like texting and messaging, and social media apps outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat are fun and convenient but are seriously disrupting preteens and teens' natural social maturation—and adversely affecting adults as well. This book examines how social media and modern communication methods are isolating users socially, jeopardizing their intellectual habits, and, as a result, decreasing their chances of achieving social and professional success.
• Focuses on the effects of the Internet and social media overall on the specific groups most affected: ‘tweens, teens, and college students, individuals who take to the use of such modern communication methods naturally but who are also ill-equipped to use self-control to resist the instant gratification, constant distraction, and addictive behaviors that come with social media• Alerts readers to consequences of social media and Internet use of which they are likely unaware• Identifies practical solutions that can serve to counter the wide-reaching negative effects of excessive use of and reliance on social media
Number of Pages: 154
Genre: Psychology, Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Communication
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2016
TCIN: 51874244
UPC: 9781440854538
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-0926
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