Social Media and Mental Health
This option is available for professors interested in adopting this textbook for use in a course. Students can purchase textbooks here: store.cognella.com.
This option is available for professors interested in adopting this textbook for use in a course. Your request may be delayed while we validate your status.
The text addresses cyberbullying, suicide, and the cycle of abuse; Internet addiction and its relation to impaired psychosocial functioning; and the narcissistic tendencies that individuals can develop as a result of too much screen time, including attention-seeking behavior, constant self-promotion, and feelings of entitlement. Chapters are dedicated to the adverse effects of social media on dating and romantic relationships, the concept of online “friends”, and the dangerous fantasies that individuals can foster online. The book closes with a timely chapter about radicalization, terrorism, and new media.
Scientifically rigorous in nature, Social Media and Mental Health is also an ideal textbook for college-level courses in forensic psychology, social work, juvenile crime, and communications. It can also be used as a guide for educators, employers, and administrators, including law enforcement or corrections officials who work with schools, youth groups, and at-risk populations.