Psychological Risk: Influence of Modern Communication Methods on Self-esteem

Psychological Risk: Influence of Modern Communication Methods on Self-esteem

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Humans are known to be social creatures, which is a factor viewed as an advantage over other animals from an evolutionary perspective.  Anthropoids, unlike solitary animals, have learned to survive by living in groups, and have grown dependent on one another.  Modern technology has brought the way people interact and behave to a completely different level, changing perspective and modus operandi.  Social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, are now used as primary platforms of communication, instead of direct and interpersonal modes of connection.  The psychology behind it has caught the attention of scholarly professionals, leading to vast research avenues; in order to determine how social media outlets have contributed to narcissistic behavior in today’s society.  The exposure to social media outlets as a modern method of communication has provided new gadgets to motivate selective self-presentation, which has influenced the impression of self, promoted hollow relationships, and prolonged…

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