2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Relationships and Social Media: Can People Recognize Unhealthy Social Media Behaviors?


Rachel B. Wissler
Dr. Brian Ott and Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentors

Today’s society has become highly involved with the use of social networking sites (SNS) like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, etc. These sites are seen as opportunities to post the best pictures from one’s life. Whether they are “selfies”, status updates, or photos from a vacation or of a significant other. However, there is a dark aspect to these sites that is understood, but rarely acknowledged. This research aims to investigate the negative effects that social media can have on an individual and on romantic relationships. A survey was distributed via social media and taken by people of different ages, sexualities, gender identifications etc. From that study, we were able to conclude two statistically significant relationships that exemplified the existence of potentially harmful social media behaviors.

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Topic(s):Anthropology

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Oral Presentation

Session: 2-3
Location: https://flipgrid.com/8ce38d74
Time: 0:00

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