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The Dark Side of Social Media

Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives

Book2019

Authors:

Pavica Sheldon, Philipp A. Rauschnabel and James M. Honeycutt

The Dark Side of Social Media

Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives

Book2019

 

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Pavica Sheldon, Philipp A. Rauschnabel and James M. Honeycutt

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    Pages 169-174

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The Dark Side of Social Media: Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives examines how social media can negatively affect our lives. The book tackles issues related to social media such as emotional and mental health, shortened attention spans, selective self-presentation and narcissism, the declining quality of interpersonal relationships, privacy and security, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, misinformation and online deception, and negative peer effects. It goes on to discuss social media and companies (loss of power, challenging control mechanisms) and societies as a whole (fake news, chatbots, changes in the workplace).

The Dark Side of Social Media: Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives empowers readers to have a more holistic understanding of the consequences of utilizing social media. It does not necessarily argue that social media is a bad development, but rather serves to complement the numerous empirical findings on the "bright side" of social media with a cautionary view on the negative developments.

The Dark Side of Social Media: Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives examines how social media can negatively affect our lives. The book tackles issues related to social media such as emotional and mental health, shortened attention spans, selective self-presentation and narcissism, the declining quality of interpersonal relationships, privacy and security, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, misinformation and online deception, and negative peer effects. It goes on to discuss social media and companies (loss of power, challenging control mechanisms) and societies as a whole (fake news, chatbots, changes in the workplace).

The Dark Side of Social Media: Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives empowers readers to have a more holistic understanding of the consequences of utilizing social media. It does not necessarily argue that social media is a bad development, but rather serves to complement the numerous empirical findings on the "bright side" of social media with a cautionary view on the negative developments.

Key Features

  • Focuses on interpersonal communication through social media
  • Focuses on psychology of media effects
  • Explores social media issues on both an individual and societal level
  • Documents the rise of social media from niche phenomenon to mass market
  • Examines the differences between creating and consuming content
  • Focuses on interpersonal communication through social media
  • Focuses on psychology of media effects
  • Explores social media issues on both an individual and societal level
  • Documents the rise of social media from niche phenomenon to mass market
  • Examines the differences between creating and consuming content

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ISBN

978-0-12-815917-0

Language

English

Published

2019

Copyright

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Authors

Pavica Sheldon

Communications Arts Department, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States

Philipp A. Rauschnabel

Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft (College of Business), Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany

James M. Honeycutt

Organizational Behavior, Coaching, and Consulting, Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, United States