Social Media and Self-Esteem
If you are up for it, here is a prep activity:
-Participate in a social media “fast” this Thursday through Saturday (or even just for one day).
-Reflect on how refraining from social media impacts feelings of self-worth, social comparison, and even isolation or depression.
-After your fast, “binge” on social media and compare emotions from the fast.
Other questions we will explore for the seminar:
-To what degree are our emotions positively or negatively impacted by social media?
-What are the costs/benefits of social comparison via social media?
-How does our identity management on social media impact perceptions of ourselves?
Location: Building 8, Mt. Constance