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Social Media and Development: Constructing Self-Concept Online
EDST 333
Fall 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: PSYC 333

Humans typically develop their view of themselves, or their self-concept, through interactions with others in their community. For adolescents, this takes place typically within school environments and other community institutions as they begin to rely less on their parents. With the dawn of social media, these interactions are taking place on a global scale with increased anonymity. How does this social and technological change impact how teens and young adults form their views of themselves? This course will explore this question thoroughly, illuminating an understanding of the accepted model of self-concept development and the impacts of social media. Students will also explore related concepts of self-esteem and social development. This course will use empirical, quantitative, and qualitative research to examine and critique the overall negative view of social media usage amongst adolescents, and train students to probe commonly accepted viewpoints using careful scholarship.

This course fulfills the Category 1 requirement for the Education Studies Major and Minor and counts as a seminar or elective towards the Psychology Major.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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