This blog will cover some interesting modern concepts with a psychological lean. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to hear more about a particular topic at: amy@amykellymft.com.

For my first Journal series we will look at teen use of social media use (screen time) and the potential psychological impact of this relatively new pastime.

North American men and women, particularly teenagers, alternate between a sense of hyper-connection to others and a greater sense of alienation while using mobile social networking technology. Hyper-connection refers to having easy and reliable access to a large group of other people particularly via mobile social networking technology. Paradoxically, people are now reporting more feelings of alienation and aloneness despite the ability to connect to more people than ever before. This journal will investigate how people’s social reliance on technology may lead to struggles tolerating aloneness.

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