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The Psychology of Social Media

Ciaran Mc Mahon



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CRC Press
15 April 2019
Media studies; Psychology; Social, group or collective psychology; Computer networking & communications
Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites?

The Psychology of Social Media explores how so much of our everyday lives is played out online, and how this can impact our identity, wellbeing and relationships. It looks at how our online profiles, connections, status updates and sharing of photographs can be a way to express ourselves and form connections, but also highlights the pitfalls of social media including privacy issues.

From FOMO to fraping, and from subtweeting to selfies, The Psychology of Social Media shows how social media has developed a whole new world of communication, and for better or worse is likely to continue to be an essential part of how we understand our selves.
By:   Ciaran Mc Mahon
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   558g
ISBN:   9781138047754
ISBN 10:   1138047759
Series:   Psychology of Everything
Pages:   106
Publication Date:   15 April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction 2. Profiles 3. Connections 4. Updates 5. Media 6. Messaging 7. Values

Dr Ciaran Mc Mahon is a historian and philosopher of psychology. His research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and technology, including cybersecurity and social media. He is an occasional lecturer at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin and a regular tweeter at @cjamcmahon.

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