Developing sense of self, connections through social media

Part III - Surveying Social Media

In the days before social media networks took the country by storm, the media portrayed images of the "perfect body" or "dream house" in magazines, advertisements and on television. Now, with the evolution of social media, the exposure to people around the world, increases the opportunity for connection and comparison. When developing a sense of self, this can be a slippery slope if the road is not purposefully defined.

While science lags in understanding the role of social media in shaping ones sense of identity, image and connection to others, the general consensus is social media has an imp...


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