1. Working Hypothesis.
Social networking addiction is the result of flawed cognition, and that people frequently use social media to seek solace from both internal and external issues. Addiction to social media is typically categorized as a type of cyber-relationship addiction.
1a. Working Hypothesis 2
2. Five Academic Sourcess
According to “Social Networking: Addictive, Compulsive, Problematic, or Just Another Media Habit?” by ROBERT LAROSE, JUNGHYUN KIM, WEI PENG from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780203876527-9/social-networking-addictive-compulsive-problematic-another-media-habit-robert-larose-junghyun-kim-wei-peng
Although the extent of Internet pathology by any name, and indeed its very existence, are open to question , the attention of scholars continues to be drawn to the harmful effects of excessive Internet consumption. adults said a relationship had suffered as a result of their Internet use . Correlational studies have linked Internet use and psycho-social maladjustment . Internet usage disorder has been proposed as a new category of mental illness , including a subcategory of email/text messaging that might subsume social networking.
I feel like whether social networking habits are especially problematic or not, they are a distinctive media consumption phenomenon that harkens back to previous studies of television addictions . social media usually shows us how to avoid addicted from social media an understanding of Internet habits can extend models of media behavior to.
Another article also talked about those affects on our mental health while the. The findings show that people who lack self-control and are motivated by fun and self-promotion are more likely to spread inaccurate information. Sharing unreliable information was inversely related to both discovery and religiosity. The findings indicate that those who lack self-control and are motivated by amusement and self-promotion are more likely to spread untrue information. Sharing of unreliable information was adversely connected with both exploration and religiosity. Besides, studies often separate online websites from social media as a news source , however, website news stories are typically disseminated and shared onwards specifically via social media. Consequently, social media is particularly susceptible to be used as a platform for fake news dissemination. Almost half of people sharing news reported having, at least at some point, shared misinformation . There have been reports of bots being used to increase the visibility of fake news , as well as attempts to algorithmically detect fake news. That’s what people say in the article ” Misinformation sharing and social media fatigue during COVID-19: An affordance and cognitive load perspective” by Najum islam, samuli Laato, Shamim and Erkki Suitinen, was published on 2 May 2020, Revised 4 July 2020, Accepted 6 July 2020, Available online 12 July 2020, Version of Record 12 July 2020. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162520310271
How does Social Media affect our mental health? This question is very common, everybody knew that social media could harm us, but how does it really affect our mental health.”Effects of Social Media on Mental Health: A Review.” https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shabir-Bhat/publication/323018957_Effects_of_Social_Media_on_Mental_Health_A_Review/links/5a7c9e97aca272341aeb7472/Effects-of-Social-Media-on-Mental-Health-A-Review.pdf was publish on April – June, 2017 by Hilal Bashir and Shabir Ahmad Bhat show us clearly that social media users have speedily adopted online social communication as an essential part of daily life, as evidenced by the increasing figure of daily users. Consequently social media lays substantial influence on different aspects of present digital life apart from online communication, from marketing to politics to education to health to basic human interaction. However, social media phenomenon is relatively new, number of empirical studies evaluated the overall influence of regular use of social media on the well-being and mental health of its users. A number of research studies classify connection between use of social media and its undesirable outcomes like increase in anxiety, stress, depression and loneliness. The primary factor that not only exacerbates but also feeds mental health issues is social media. A person who uses social media excessively suffers from terrible outcomes, starting with anxiety and ending with depression.
How much is too much to using socia media, it depend on us, how much, how we love social media and spend time on it. The best way is just don’t use it for a couple day, if we feel we can take it anymore, we have to get on social media right away just a few hours, that clearly show that you’re so addicted to social media. https://www.leehealth.org/health-and-wellness/healthy-news-blog/mental-health/are-you-addicted-to-social-media. Article “Are you addicted to SOcial Media?” gave us an clearly example about how much we addicted to social media. There’s growing evidence to suggest that some individuals can develop a dependency on social media that’s not unlike an addiction to alcohol or drugs,» says Paul G. Simeone, Ph.D., Vice President and Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Lee Health. In fact, there are now therapeutic programs in psychiatric hospitals and behavioral health clinics across the U.S. dedicated to treating social media addiction as another compulsive disorder.Five percent of respondents from that age group admitted the statement I am addicted to social media» described them completely.The findings correlate with another study that reported 4.1 percent of boys and 3.6 percent of girls who are intense social media users display internet addiction.
The reality is that most families today provide their children with technological devices such as cell phones or tablets, allowing them to connect to social networks from an early age. Some families even communicate through social media messages within their household, which can create complex relationship structures within a family. Social media is really complicated with so many contents, and there is a good contents and also bad content on it, selective a good contents will help us avoid depression or addicted. “Effects on Social Media.” an article from Social Media Victims law center say thats: ” Social media use has become increasingly common in daily life, used by billions of people on a regular basis. While all age groups have a percentage of active social media users, not all of these cohorts use social media in the same way or to the same extent.”
While social media can promote healthy relationships and communication among family, friends, and acquaintances, significant social media use can also change relationships. system and family behavior.
I found that among all age groups, teenagers are vulnerable to the destructive and addictive nature of social media when used in excess. This age group is also prone to feeling socially isolated and depressed from the social comparisons that social media promotes. This may be more evident in family relationships and communication between parents and adolescents.
3. Topics for Smaller Papers (very preliminary)
I’ve recently come to the realization that I’ve developed a greater interest in politics. I started investigating various political topics and quickly became hooked. I may write a little article about politics, but I’m struggling to come up with a theme.
4. Current State of My Research
I believe I have read numerous articles and newspapers in order to develop a plausible and intriguing theory that would encourage me to learn more about social media, the topic of this essay. But I still feel unqualified and want more details.