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Social media and your brain : web-based communication is changing how we think and express ourselves

C. G. Prado editor. 2017

Available at Walsh College Troy  New Books  (HM851.S644 2017 )()

  • Title:
    Social media and your brain : web-based communication is changing how we think and express ourselves
  • Author: C. G. Prado editor.
  • Subjects: Internet -- Social aspects; Social media; Interpersonal communication; Communication -- Social aspects; Thought and thinking; Communication -- Social aspects; Internet -- Social aspects; Interpersonal communication; Social media; Thought and thinking
  • Description: The role of habit / Bored, addicted, or both : how we use social media now / Attention, emotion, and desire in the age of social media / Social media and self-control : the vices and virtues of attention / Does social media interfere with the capacity to make reasoned arguments? / Exclusive spaces / Social media and communicative unlearning : learning to forget in communicating / Prices paid for social media use / Realizing the consequences of Internet and social media usage /
    "While society has widely condemned the effects on preteens and teens' natural social maturation of digitally enabled communication, such as texting and messaging, and of social media apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat, these forms of communication are adversely affecting everyone, including adults. 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. The ubiquitous use of the Internet and social media is changing our society—in some ways, for the worse. Use of social media, the Internet, and other purely digital and less-personal communication methods are distorting the intellectual and social maturation of teens and preteens in particular—those among us who were born into and raised with Internet technology. People's ability to read facial expressions, interpret subtle differences in spoken intonation, and perceive body language is in significant decline due to the use of social media and the Internet largely replacing direct, face-to-face contact with other human beings. This book documents how changes in our daily behavior caused by the proliferation of social media are reshaping individuals' personalities and causing an evolution of the character of our society as a whole. Readers will understand how these important changes came about and how more connectivity all too often leads to more ignorance and less comprehension, and will consider solutions that could counter the negative effects of being 'too connected, too often.'" -- Publisher's description
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Format: xv, 154 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781440854538;ISBN 144085453X
  • Source: 01DAL WC ALMA

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