Research the effects of social media on a specific age group
Research the effects of social media on a specific age group in which you make a recommendation for future research on the topic. Implications of Social Media
It is clear that few would dispute the fact that the Internet has had a significant effect on interpersonal communication and relationships. The big question often investigated with scientific inquiry is, “Is this a good thing?”
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 3: Evaluate the physical and psychosocial impacts of cyberpsychology.
Evaluate the physical impact of social media use for a specific age group.
Evaluate the psychosocial impact of social media use for a specific age group.
Competency 5: Evaluate problems, conflicts, and unresolved issues in the study of cyberpsychology through critical thinking.
Examine how the chosen age group uses social media and compared to the norms of other age groups.
Examine reliable sources about the effects of social media for a particular age group.
Provide a rationale for proposed research for a specific age group.
To prepare for this assessment, complete the following:
Choose a specific age group to research: children, teens, young adults, middle-aged adults, or seniors.
Research the physical and psychosocial effects of social media for a specific age group.
Critically review scholarly literature that examines the physical effects of social media for your chosen age group.
Critically review the scholarly literature that examines the psychosocial effects of social media for your chosen age group.
Critically review reliable media sources for information related to the use and effects of social media for your chosen age group.
Provide a rationale for a proposed research topic for the specific age group you selected while preparing for this assessment.
Note the following:
References must be mostly scholarly in nature. In other words, direct your research to professional psychology journals and texts, as well as current articles from the media (for example, articles from Peer Research, professional journals, and respected media).
The library guide for this course will help you locate appropriate sources.
Wikipedia is not a reliable source of information for this purpose but may be useful for background information. Do not cite Wikipedia.
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